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And 'Thunder Road' is seemingly 'Bat out of Hell' repackaged. I'm sure it came out first so negates my argument, but I was expecting more from him given what I've read.
Had 4 spins now and it just has nothing to it that's grabbing me...
Get a clue
vamos, check out The Ghost of Tom Joad. I've been going through his back catalogue in an attempt to work out why people are so wild about him on here and that (to me) is the best thing I've heard and stands the test of time.
Personally I'm inclined to agree with vamos: it's pretty obvious MOR stuff and that's not to say there's anything wrong with that but I'll file alongside my Dire Straits albums as music for when I want to remember what being a kid was like.
I invented Cluedo.
your retort Theo Graham-Brown.
Reason To Believe
Streets of Fire
The Promised Land.
plus like 100 more.
The Best of has some great songs but is a poor collection really/
then I'd have words with them, but it's easy to see why someone might think that. So my words would be attempting to explain why the two were different rather than calling them a dunce. ;-)
Born to Run aside I fail to see how Springsteen sounds ANYTHING like Meatloaf.
the 'greatest hits' isn't brilliant anyway (well, the songs are great but as an overview it's pretty rubbish). Essential is a bit better, but there's more of it.
Might as well just get an album proper.
I swear your post wasn't there when i started mine!
it took 5 minutes to form an opinion ;)
i believe you though, and we share opinions so high five.
The Meatloaf comparisons might be just a teensy bit misguided...maybe...possibly?
That Greatest Hits isn't exactly the best place to start with The Boss either. Have a listen to 'The Essential' - it's a far better collection.
I wouldn't normally buy a 'Best of' myself truth be told, as they inevitably end up being binned when you go back and buy the artists back catalogue (if they're any good).
Thanks for the advice TheoGB, I shall check that one out next. I've heard bits and pieces over the years to know there's more to his music than what's on this record (that "No she won't take the train!" tune and the one The National covered), but this one just wasn't doing it for me...
the remastered Born To Run box set in HMV now for £8!! That includes the remastered album (his best IMHO), a live dvd recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in '76 (?), and a documentary dvd about the making of the album.
You could do a lot worse.
is stupidly good. the videos not great (a bit dark and bruce-centric at times) but the audio is amazing.
the documentary is sweet too.
I preferred the extra instrumentation on Tom Joad.
I've only heard:
Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
The Wild, The Innocent...
Darkness on the Edge of Town
The Ghost of Tom Joad
As these are all the ones that my boss has (along with 'The Essential...'). Of the other stuff I'd say Darkness on the Edge of Town seemed the best, with the rest all sounding far more dated in terms of either production or song structure.
Great album, plus the middle section 1-2-3 punch of 'Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are', 'Wasted Youth' and 'Everything Louder than Everything Else' is pretty sweet.
never fails to make me smile :)
Actually my old line manager but it's hard to get out of the habit of referring to him that way even though it's been 4 years since he was in that role.
Yeah, he's not got those albums on CD only vinyl but I'll hear them when he has got them.
Out in January, apparently. Tracklist:
'Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)'
'Born to Run'
'Darkness On The Edge Of Town'
'Dancing In The Dark'
'Born in the U.S.A.'
Summing up Springsteen's output in 12 songs? Fuck right off.
you're confusing cause and effect.
the whole 'meatloaf' idea is basically a big theatrical ripoff of bruce with all the subtleties taken away. they even used members of the e-street band on the bat out of hell album to make it sound even more like him. also, that greatest hits is heavily weighted to later crapper material. personally i think the best introduction would be an early live set, so the best thing to go for (cough download cough) is Hammersmith Odeon, London '75 which has an amazing song selection from the better earlier stuff and also has the best e street band on shit hot form.
But if nothing else, I now know what a few of his better albums are, and a few of you guys have got to type derogatory swear words into your computer again.
So everyone is a winner...
er, there's three tracks post-Born In The USA. That's a pretty shameful compilation, though, surely you could physically get quite a lot more songs onto a single CD?
is the springsteen greatest hits:
so 8 tracks post born.
and i'd count born in the usa as later crapper.
the fact that there's nothing pre-born to run is shocking.
that one you're reffing is pretty shit though... I think this one's the best: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Essential-Bruce-Springsteen/dp/B0000SZ5PC/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1230051978&sr=1-10
it you're gonna buy one. Though while we're here I'm pretty fond all of all his 80s stuff, I think it was only really Human Touch/Lucky Town where he actively fucked up
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