History Music / BruceSpringsteen

27th Sep '17 12:06:42 PM stuthehistoryguy
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** "Sherry Darling"[[note]] Not as dismal as the rest, but what seems to be an upbeat party ballad is really an extended complaint about the singer's mother in law.[[/note]]
5th Sep '17 2:25:25 PM SinDustries
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* BigNameFan: Being one of the most prominent singer-songwriters in America, Bruce not surprisingly has quite a few. Special mention goes to fellow New Jerseyans Creator/JonStewart (who spoke in Bruce's honor when Bruce was being honored at the 2009 Kennedy Center Awards) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has attended ''more than 129'' Spingsteen concerts and fanboys about Springsteen frequently. It's been said that Governor Christie had a huge fanboy reaction when Springsteen--in the wake of shared relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy--told Christie "Okay, we are officially friends." (This is kind of interesting, since Springsteen is well noted as being very liberal and a solid supporter of the Democrats--and gets ''super'' annoyed when Republicans use his music--while Christie is a Republican and as conservative as you can get and get elected in New Jersey. But then--it's clear both love their home state, so it really shouldn't be surprising.)
** Bruce himself is apparently this for the Literature/HarryPotter novels, and even wrote a ballad about Harry, and tried to get it into the movies, being unsuccessful only because of Harry Potter novelist/creator JK Rowling's contractual stipulation that no commercial songs of any type be used in the Harry Potter film series.
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)^
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