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 Because the Night (co-written songs part 1)

The Promise

It's June 25th 2016, a nice sunny Midsummer's Day in Gothenburg, Sweden. 62 676 fans, packed in the pitch and in the stands of Ullevi, eagerly awaits the arrival of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. It's the first of three concerts in Gothenburg (the River 2016 tour). Finally Bruce Springsteen strolls onto stage, … Continue reading The Promise


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 Badlands

The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle (Epic Album Covers)

As I wrote in the blogpost Record Store Daythe rise of digital music almost extinguished the vinyl and with that one of the greatest canvasses of art - the record sleeve. Originally a record cover was just as the name describes it; a protective cover for the fragile record, but it soon evolved into a … Continue reading The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle (Epic Album Covers)