The Live Series: Stripped Down

On 17 July, 2020 a new Bruce Springsteen archival live compilation was released via streaming services. It is the eight “chapter” of the Live Series, a joint product of the Legacy imprint of Springsteen’s Sony label and This new playlist gathers 15 ”stripped down” live renditions of songs that Springsteen has played with The... Continue Reading →

Western Stars [film] (auf Deutsch)

Der Konzertfilm Western Stars wurde bereits im Oktober uraufgeführt. Gestern (4 Dezember) war's endlich so weit für mich den Film anzusehen. Wie die meisten von ihnen schon wissen, ist der Film eine filmische Fassung von Bruce Springsteens neuestem Album mit demselben Namen. Es ist eine künstleriche Erweiterung Springsteens Auftritts, der im April in seinem riesiegen... Continue Reading →

Western Stars [album]

One thought haunts me when I hear Bruce Springsteen's latest album, Western Stars: The young protagonist who, in the beginning of the breakthrough album Born to Run, takes his car and leaves his hometown (a city of losers) has not yet reached the end of the (Thunder) Road. He has been looking for a home... Continue Reading →

Where the Band Was: Guest Blogging

A blog I read every day and that I can really recommend, if you are a Bruce Springsteen fan, is the the E Street Shuffle-blog (link below). As promoted, it provides you with "Your daily dose of Springsteen originals and covers" - and that is not exaggerating it. The blog features different series of postings,... Continue Reading →

Because the Night (co-written songs part 1)

This entry, and the next (Trouble in Paradise), focus on the relatively rare occasions where Bruce Springsteen has co-credit on songs. As you will learn the reason for the co-credits are either that the collaborators have co-written or finished something he started OR had their song amended by Springsteen. I don't claim that the songs... Continue Reading →

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 →

Born To Run

Yesterday around 9 000 women hit the streets and the beautiful surroundings of the lovely park Slottskogen in Gothenburg for the women's race Vårruset. Vårruset is an annual 5 km race for women only, that tour 21 cities across Sweden during the Spring season. Five of my workmates and I participated and we had a lovely... Continue Reading →

Thunder Road

My top ten Bruce Springsteen songs change from week to week depending on my current mood. The one song that consistently stays in my top three, though, is Thunder Road. In my opinion, Thunder Road is the mother of all Springsteen songs, one of the greatest songs ever written and it has been one of... Continue Reading →

Meeting Across the River

It's June 2013 and the Wrecking Ball tour is still travelling on around the world, now on its second European leg. I've already been lucky enough to catch 4 shows in Sweden (Gothenburg x 2, July 2012 and Stockholm x 2, May 2013) and now a show in London is up for grabs. If I... Continue Reading →

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