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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.
31st Dec '15 9:12:01 AM lakingsif
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* OdeToYouth: "Glory Days", "No Surrender" and "Born to Run".
26th Dec '15 4:31:04 PM nombretomado
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* AmericanDream: Many of his songs embody Type 2.
17th Dec '15 3:29:21 PM LaurelHS
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** Listen to any live recording of a song containing the word "Jersey"; you'll probably hear a large cheer from the audience as soon as they hear the word.

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** Listen to any live recording of a Bruce song containing the word "Jersey"; you'll probably hear a large cheer from the audience as soon as they hear the word.
17th Dec '15 3:28:00 PM LaurelHS
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** Listen to any live recording of a song containing the word "Jersey"; you'll probably hear a large cheer from the audience as soon as they hear the word.



*** [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]], a life-long Springsteen fan, provided an AffectionateParody the next day; "You are about to witness the ''righteous'' power of the Daily Show! I want you to step ''away'' from your remote... wha, no? It was cool when Springsteen did it!"



*** [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]], a life-long Springsteen fan, provided an AffectionateParody the next day; "You are about to witness the ''righteous'' power of the Daily Show! I want you to step ''away'' from your remote... wha, no? It was cool when Springsteen did it!"
8th Dec '15 2:56:29 PM CaptEquinox
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: He once [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ullevi#History broke a football stadium]]. With [[ThePowerOfRock rock'n'roll]].

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: He once [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ullevi#History org/wiki/Ullevi#Music broke a football stadium]]. With [[ThePowerOfRock rock'n'roll]].
8th Dec '15 2:54:32 PM CaptEquinox
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** Or this 2013 classic: "I want you to go home with your ''back'' aching and your ''hands'' aching and your ''voice'' hoarse and your ''feet'' aching and your ''knees'' aching '''AND YOUR SEXUAL ORGANS STIMULATED!!!'''"
8th Dec '15 2:47:27 PM CaptEquinox
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** In addition, lead guitarist Steven Van Zandt is also pretty successful as well, being just as well known for his role as Silvio Dante on the {{Creator/HBO}} drama ''Series/TheSopranos''

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** In addition, lead guitarist Steven Van Zandt is also pretty successful as well, being just as well known for his role as Silvio Dante on the {{Creator/HBO}} drama ''Series/TheSopranos''''Series/TheSopranos'', and for his long-running weekly radio show "Little Steven's Underground Garage".
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