Dancing in the Dark

According to Brian Hiatt's Bruce Springsteen the Stories Behind the Songs, it was in response to Jon Landau's request for a hit single, that made Springsteen go home a write the song Dancing in the Dark. They were in the finishing process of recording and mixing of the 1984 album Born in the USA, when... Continue Reading →

Red Headed Woman

A classic Bruce Springsteen's love song isn't a conventional sentimental romantic fairy-tale. More typical is a realistic delivery of heartbreak and passion, hatred and desire, marriage and divorce and everyday life. Some of them are telling us how love can rip us apart and some of them very directly and explicitly illustrate lust (some of... Continue Reading →

The Ties That Bind

In December 2018 Legacy Recordings issued the first in a series of digital releases called the Live Series. The first one, available for streaming and as digital download on services such as Amazon, iTunes and Spotify, was The Live Series: Songs of the Road. The release of the second digital album The Live Series: Songs... Continue Reading →

Where the Bands Are

In my blog I've named each entry after a Bruce Springsteen song or a line from a song. I've also sorted them in different categories, some of which with a fixed name. The categories and names are: "Bruce Springsteen songs" [named after the song it's about] "Concert reviews" - fixed name: Where the Bands Are... Continue Reading →

Meet Me in the City

Meet Me in the City is an excellent rocker with a youthful and catchy energy right up my alley. It's so good it's hard to believe it was left off the album. It begins with a classic organ riff and drums, before Springsteen comes in, his voice raspy and worn but with some desperate hope... Continue Reading →

Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers is a song written by Bruce Springsteen. It was released on the Greatest Hits compilation album as well as on the five-song EP Blood Brothers in 1996 and on the DVD Blood Brothers which was released in 2001. It was written in early 1995, the night just before he and the E Street Band went... Continue Reading →

Sad Eyes

The song Sad Eyes was written by Bruce Springsteen. It was included on the Tracks box set, which was released in 1998. It's a cute song, with a nice melancholy melody and Bruce Springsteen singing falsetto but with serious lyrics about relationships. The woman in the song Sad Eyes is unhappy but she is afraid... Continue Reading →

Racing in the Street

Racing in the Street is a solemn, evocative ballad that begins with a slow elegant introduction by pianist Roy Bittan. The lyrics talk specifically and in great detail about cars and about meeting a girl. They are however only on the surface about cars and girls. I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396, Fuelie... Continue Reading →

Incident on 57th Street

Incident on 57th Street is currently in my top 5. I can’t stop listening to it and the rendition that is on the new Bruce Springsteen: The Live Series: Songs of the Road is just stunning. Upstairs a band was playin', the singer was singin' something about going home. The song was released on The... Continue Reading →

Out in the Street

A song that is guaranteed to get me in a good mood is Out in the Street, which was released on the 1980 album The River. It's a song that emotes a great feeling of freedom and joy. Basically it's a song about being young and free, with a few bucks in your pocket after a... Continue Reading →

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