no, i'm just disappointed in that review.
Oh, yeah. I'm anarchy...Go JOCKING woohoo...
go ANARCHY ! That's well put.
Nebraska was recorded by Springsteen alone, in his living room, with a low tech, multi-trac recorder. The recordings were intended only as demos to help teach the songs to the band.
However, he was never satisfied with the E-Street Band versions of the songs and released the originals from his living room that he had been carrying around in his pocket for a month.
At the time, Nebraska (1982), a dark acoustic album, was thought to be a terrible career move, and it did sell poorly compared to the rock albums that preceded (The River, 1980) and followed it (Born in the USA, 1984).
Today, the album is viewed as a classic, one of the best folk albums of the last 50 years. Over 100 artists have covered at least one song from Nebraska.
As a footnote, the tape included at least six additional songs, the songs that make up side one of Born in the USA, which sold 25 million world-wide. Apparently, the Band did OK with those.
Almost everyone who is "anti-Bruce" is either angry: A. With his politics, and; B. With his exercise of his First Amendment Rights, Rights that protect, for example, Hate-Radio's (Limbaugh, et al) views, but not anyone who disagrees. [As William O. Douglas said, paraphrasing, "Everyone supports the right of free speech when the views expressed agree with their own. The real test of support for the First Amendment is tolerance for views with which one disagrees.]
Or, they simply aren't familar with four decades of writing, recording, and performing at a level of excellence that is unsurpassed by any other living artist.
This album is one of the foundations of pop americana. Proud to own it and listen to it. You see, I can't drink beer anymore...Drank too much. This album helps get me there, so does dylan, waites, and many other great writers. They're songs stored on a shelf in my mind thats reads "try this instead of drinking".
Anti-Bruce, you, like so many who write Springsteen off as Mr. "Born in the U.S.A." (and who likely incorrectly think that song a flag-waiving, patriotic drone) just don't get it. This is a starkly beautiful and incredibly influential album.
Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska: Ugly, empty and a torturous experience.
I'd bet that this sounds just as bad as the rest of his paint-peeling music. How on earth did this guy ever get a contract?
This sounds really interesting, I 'll have to check it out! Me and my friends actually had a completely different take on "Cowboy Rap" in our Spaghetti Western Concept Rap album, called "Showdown at the BK Corral." It's basically an epic Spaghetti Western over 9 hip hop tracks - very influenced by Wu Tang and Morricone. You can download it for free at sunsetparkriders.com
I absolutely agree! There is something wickedly addictive about Stellarondo. It's the kind of CD I can play over and over to get through a long drive.
While I agree that this bands' covers are special I am most impressed with their original music. Paul Hoffman is indeed a talented lyricist and songwriter.The truly remarkable thing about the group is that they all are so creative and have all written music that I love.
Missed the show. How was it? Anybody?
Worst recording ever..fitting for such a terrible band.
I wish UCS all the best! Hey guys since I named your band I should still be able to visit for free right? Rock on and of course Blessed Be!
I bet you and Travis wish you'd thought of this name.
Co-writer Jim Vallance has always gone for the more conventional interpretation of the title being a reference to a year. He notes Jackson Browne's "Running on Empty", which contains references to 1965 and 1969, as his own influence, and recalls Adams cited the film Summer of '42 as his. Vallance has said:
"I wish this little "controversy" would just go away. First of all, when Bryan and I were writing the song, it was originally called "Best Days Of My Life". The words "summer of '69" only appeared once, right after "played it 'til my fingers bled". That was it! The song really was about the summer of 1969! It took us a week or two to fine-tune the lyric. At some point we realized that "Summer Of '69" was a better title, so we literally "shoe-horned" that phrase into a few more places in the song. At no time do I recall discussing sexual innuendo with Bryan ' except for one little thing. When we recorded the demo in my basement, towards the end of the song Bryan sang a little naughty bit: "me and my baby in a '69". We had a laugh about it at the time, and Bryan decided to keep it when he did the final recording a month or two later. Nobody seemed to notice, and that was the end of it until a few years ago when Bryan started introducing the song in concert by saying, "This song has nothing to do with the year 1969". The audience reaction was predictable. Let me qualify this by saying I don't pretend to speak for Bryan. Two of us wrote the song. Maybe he was thinking about something completely different ... but I was thinking about that amazing summer when I turned 17. There were brand new vinyl albums released by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Kinks, Janis Joplin, The Band. It was awesome and I'll never forget it. Bryan Adams is a great writer, a great singer, and a great friend. He's entitled to his recollections as to what inspired the song "Summer Of '69". My recollections just happen to be different than his."
Pearl Jam Still Rocks! You have to love the acoustic sound.
It's funny that it wasn't until last spring that I finally understand the actual story behind the song the "Summer of 69".
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