Monthly Archives: August 2015

THE BOSS. A TITLE YOU MUST EARN. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

BRUCE SPRINSTEEN EARNS IT

Bruce Springsteen. Some say, “Well, he’s just not my cup of tea”. Others say, ” Until you’ve seen Bruce Springsteen live in concert, you’ve never seen a concert! “!   What you’re about to see is clarity on these observations . You see, Bruce Springsteen, in my opinion, is an acquired taste, worth nurturing, deeply sophisticated yet, at the same time, basic raw power. Some of his works never really appealed to me, but the same could be said of many of the artists out there today. Bruce told stores of the 1970s 1980s and 1990s, that are like gray flannel dress clothing, meaning, they will apply to all times and never go out of style.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN OWNS IT

I recently had someone who plays in a really good band, when I asked If they did any Springsteen tell me, “our band could never do a Springsteen comp as his songs are very heavily horn dependent.” Well what you’re  about to see is in direct conflict with that statement. However, there is, I’ll grant you, a synthesized piano which almost adds the flavor and richness of the missing horns, but the point of the matter is,  a Turbo Charged Bruce Springsteen performance can be perfectly executed without a horn section. You just need to think and play LIKE A BOSS! And that is the essence of the Band. So yeah, I concur, you ain’t seen a concert until you’ve seen The Boss. At age 60 this guy is out there owning it! The Boss lays it down…like this…and  really, if you don’t use earphones you’re  not doing yourself justice and you’ll miss the raw energy, so throttle up your volume, sit back and coast the roller coaster ride.

Bruce Springsteen  “Seeds”

May I also suggest you remain and watch the Elvis Costello/Bruce Springsteen Radio Nowhere/ Radio Radio performance following the “Seeds” performance. It to was quite Turbo charged.