Tramps Like Us to perform another legendary concert

Published 2010-05-05
By Karsten S. Andersen
Our friends from the Springsteen cover band Tramps Like US recently re-enacted the famous Capitol Theater show from September 19, 1978. They now follow up on the success by doing another one of those shows that helped shape Bruce's live legend. Here's what they have to say about the event: "It's the 35 year anniversary of Springsteen's 5 day-10 show marathon run at The Bottom Line in New York City. On Saturday May 15 at BB Kings in Times Square NYC Tramps Like Us is set to re-create one.... Read more
   

Poll of the week: Born to Run is unstoppable

Published 2010-05-03
By Karsten S. Andersen
Last week I did predict that the Born to Run album cover is the most popular among fans, but I would not have guessed that it would gain almost 50% of the vote. However, probably the most notable thing about the poll result is that, among the 16 choices, the top 8 is made up of album covers from 1973 to 1987, and the bottom 8 consists of album covers from 1992 to 2009. Traditionally, this is probably roughly what a poll about the music would show. The older albums are more popular. That's often.... Read more
   

Help make money for the Danny Fund

Published 2010-05-02
By Karsten S. Andersen
The Danny Federici Fun that supports research to find a cure for melanoma cancer, can win a $250,000 grand if they get enough votes in a contest conducted by the Refresh Project. All you need to do is go follow this link and cast your vote. If you have a Facebook account you don't even need to register. And remember, you can vote every day, so make it part of your daily routine. Do it for.... Read more
   

Poll of the week: "Born to Run" wins in a landslide

Published 2010-04-25
By Karsten S. Andersen
This last week we asked what was the best title track from a Bruce album. In the introduction post I asked if there was a connection between what is usually considered the best albums and the title trakcs. The answer is a big resounding "yes!". The albums that usually occupy the first three spots in best album polls, Born to Run, Darkness and The River, also have the three best title tracks according to you. For "Born to Run" there really was no competition. It received.... Read more
   

The news we've all been waiting for.... sort of

Published 2010-04-20
By Karsten S. Andersen
Finally an official announcement was made. And no, it's not the Darkness box (dammit), but it's something that should make most fans pretty excited anyway. On June 22 a live DVD of Bruce's show in Hyde Park in 2009 will be released on DVD and Blu-ray. Parts of the show was televised in the UK, but now we'll get the chance to watch the whole thing. Or almost the whole thing. It looks like "Rosalita" has been omitted unless there's an error in the official press release. Still, there.... Read more
   

Bruce songs turned to short stories

Published 2010-04-18
By Karsten S. Andersen
A few years ago writer Tennessee Jones published a collection of short stories based on the songs on the Nebraska album. Now a somewhat similar project has seen the light of day. This time a number of writers have each contributed a horror, fantasy or suspense story inspired by Springsteen song title of their own choice. The collection is called Darkness on the Edge (there is that Darkness theme again) and is edited by Harrison Howe. Song titles that inspired the stories include "Thunder.... Read more
   

Bruce fans' spouses accept Bruce

Published 2010-04-18
By Karsten S. Andersen
All is harmony in the homes of Bruce fans. At least, only 3% of the 500 respondees of the last poll answered that their spouse doesn't accept their Bruce fandom. Most (36%) even said that their spouse likes Bruce and 21% even has a spouse who's a big Bruce fan themselves. Also, among the spouses who don't like Bruce, most of them doesn't have a problem with their partner spending some time worshipping their idol. That leaves about 20% of you who answered that you don't have a spouse. It would.... Read more
   

Take a ride in the time machine

Published 2010-04-14
By Karsten S. Andersen
If you have a few minutes to spare, and even if you don't, do yourself a favor and take a look at this article from 1975 that the people at The Quietus have managed to dig out. It was written by Dave Marsh and originally published in Creem. While Marsh's admiration for Bruce was apparent even 35 years ago, it's still faschinating to read this contemporary article from before the big.... Read more
   

The wait

Published 2010-04-11
By Karsten S. Andersen
So you think this is bad? You’re frustrated that there’s no news about the Darkness box, a 2009 tour DVD, a new album? Nothing. The last album was more than a year ago, the tour ended six months ago. Wow, big deal! But let me tell you something: back in the old days when this fan had just gotten into Bruce big time, we would have happily accepted “only” a year of waiting. That’s when things were really bad. How about 4½ years? That’s how long it.... Read more
   

Poll of the week: "Twist and Shout" edges out "Rosalita"

Published 2010-04-11
By Karsten S. Andersen
With 149 votes "Twist and Shout" won the poll for the best show closer. The song was allegedly one of the first songs Bruce learned to play on his guitar and it has been part of his repertoire ever since, usually as the final encore. "Rosalita" came in second with 130 votes. The song was the main set closer from 1974 to 1984, but has only been the actual show closer for relatively longer or shorter periods during the last three E Street Band tours. Oh, not to mention its two.... Read more
   


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