Paradise by the C

In the category of great and magnificent saxophone players in rock, Clarence Clemons stands unmatched. His two-minute solo on ‘Jungleland’ is surely the best sax solo ever, delivering pure poetry from an instrument considered by many to be music's sexiest instrument. For nearly 40 years "the Big Man" gave Bruce Springsteen's music much of its... Continue Reading →

Spirit In The Night

This blogpost was supposed to be a celebration of Clarence "Big Man" Clemons, as June 18th marked the 7th anniversary of his passing. As I started writing I realised rather quickly that it was also going to be a celebration of comradeship. The story of how Clarence Clemons met Bruce Springsteen for the first time... Continue Reading →

Badlands

One of the most excellent show openers is Badlands, the leadoff track on Bruce Springsteen's fourth studio album Darkness on the Edge of Town (ranked as the second best Bruce Springsteen song ever by the Rolling Stone magazine). The song is characterised by Max Weinberg's dynamic drumming of the famous beat, a one-two-three-four-five-six-(double time) one-two-three... Continue Reading →

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