History Music / BruceSpringsteen

26th May '17 4:25:02 AM beergood
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* RearrangeTheSong: Notably, "Youngstown" was reworked from a mournful acoustic ballad to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9FgwO1ysNM furious rocker]] capped by possibly the wildest guitar solo in Springsteen's entire catalogue.

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* RearrangeTheSong: Notably, "Youngstown" was reworked from a mournful acoustic ballad to [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9FgwO1ysNM com/watch?v=ylKW8Uf0gTw furious rocker]] capped by possibly the wildest guitar solo in Springsteen's entire catalogue.
18th May '17 5:41:30 PM Pren
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* SesameStreetCred: The show did a parody of "Born to Run" called "Born to Add."
21st Jan '17 3:53:09 AM timotaka
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* BasedOnATrueStory: According to Springsteen, ''The River'' is largely based on the lives of his sister and her husband.
11th Dec '16 3:46:23 AM BalrogKick
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: When he considered going into acting, he was offered the lead role on the movie ''Light of Day''.
20th Nov '16 3:39:26 PM 04tele
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* IconicItem: One of the most famous in rock, his guitar: a heavily modified 1950s butterscotch Fender Esquire/Telecaster hybrid (it's a Telecaster body with an Esquire neck.) He bought it in 1973 and basically never used any other guitar in concert until it had to be retired in 2005, but the guitars he does use onstage have been modified into clones of it, and he still records with it.
20th Oct '16 1:29:26 AM Acebrock
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* ShootHimHeHasAWallet: released a song based on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Amadou_Diallo trope naming incident]], called "American Skin (41 shots)", which included lyrics like "is it a gun? is it a knife? is it a wallet? This is your life!"
31st May '16 12:49:23 PM beergood
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** Also, his first serious band before the E Street Band was called Steel Mill.
3rd May '16 6:49:02 PM Hossmeister
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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949), nicknamed "The Boss", is one of the most notable singer-songwriters to come out of the [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. Perhaps his most well-known albums are ''Born to Run'' (1975) and ''Born in the USA'' (1984). Alongside his backing group the E Street Band, the membership of which has remained mostly constant throughout the years, Springsteen is best known for a "heartland rock" style that features themes of Americana, working-class desperation in an age of cynicism, and hope for a better life. Despite his associations with liberal politics and John Kerry in particular, his songs have sometimes been appropriated by conservative politicians, oftentimes without his permission. The most glaring example is the song "Born in the USA", which [[SarcasticTitle despite its title]] is ''not'' an unequivocal celebration of that country, but rather a condemnation of its treatment of Vietnam veterans. When UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan tried to use the song for his reelection campaign in 1984, Springsteen famously told ''the President'' that he couldn't use it.

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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949), nicknamed "The Boss", is one of the most notable singer-songwriters to come out of the [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. Perhaps his most well-known albums are ''Born to Run'' ''Music/BornToRun'' (1975) and ''Born in the USA'' (1984). Alongside his backing group the E Street Band, the membership of which has remained mostly constant throughout the years, Springsteen is best known for a "heartland rock" style that features themes of Americana, working-class desperation in an age of cynicism, and hope for a better life. Despite his associations with liberal politics and John Kerry in particular, his songs have sometimes been appropriated by conservative politicians, oftentimes without his permission. The most glaring example is the song "Born in the USA", which [[SarcasticTitle despite its title]] is ''not'' an unequivocal celebration of that country, but rather a condemnation of its treatment of Vietnam veterans. When UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan tried to use the song for his reelection campaign in 1984, Springsteen famously told ''the President'' that he couldn't use it.



* ''Born to Run'' (1975)^

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* ''Born to Run'' ''Music/BornToRun'' (1975)^
4th Mar '16 10:51:33 PM Mdumas43073
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'''Bruce Springsteen''' (born September 23, 1949), nicknamed "'''The Boss'''", is one of the most notable singer-songwriters to come out of the [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. Perhaps his most well-known albums are ''Born to Run'' (1975) and ''Born in the USA'' (1984). Alongside his backing group the E Street Band, the membership of which has remained mostly constant throughout the years, Springsteen is best known for a "heartland rock" style that features themes of Americana, working-class desperation in an age of cynicism, and hope for a better life. Despite his associations with liberal politics and John Kerry in particular, his songs have sometimes been appropriated by conservative politicians, oftentimes without his permission. The most glaring example is the song "Born in the USA", which [[SarcasticTitle despite its title]] is ''not'' an unequivocal celebration of that country, but rather a condemnation of its treatment of Vietnam veterans. When UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan tried to use the song for his reelection campaign in 1984, Springsteen famously told ''the President'' that he couldn't use it.

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'''Bruce Springsteen''' Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949), nicknamed "'''The Boss'''", "The Boss", is one of the most notable singer-songwriters to come out of the [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. Perhaps his most well-known albums are ''Born to Run'' (1975) and ''Born in the USA'' (1984). Alongside his backing group the E Street Band, the membership of which has remained mostly constant throughout the years, Springsteen is best known for a "heartland rock" style that features themes of Americana, working-class desperation in an age of cynicism, and hope for a better life. Despite his associations with liberal politics and John Kerry in particular, his songs have sometimes been appropriated by conservative politicians, oftentimes without his permission. The most glaring example is the song "Born in the USA", which [[SarcasticTitle despite its title]] is ''not'' an unequivocal celebration of that country, but rather a condemnation of its treatment of Vietnam veterans. When UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan tried to use the song for his reelection campaign in 1984, Springsteen famously told ''the President'' that he couldn't use it.
2nd Jan '16 11:02:34 PM nombretomado
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* NeverBareheaded: Steve Van Zandt was in a car accident a long time ago; his head broke the windshield and the hair on the top of his head never grew back. Consequently, he is always seen with a bandana tied around his head, except when he starred in ''TheSopranos'' and wore a pompadour wig instead.

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* NeverBareheaded: Steve Van Zandt was in a car accident a long time ago; his head broke the windshield and the hair on the top of his head never grew back. Consequently, he is always seen with a bandana tied around his head, except when he starred in ''TheSopranos'' ''Series/TheSopranos'' and wore a pompadour wig instead.
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