Sherry Darling

At this time of year as the rain is pouring down, the days grow shorter and darker and my mind grows weary, I need music to lift my spirits. One of the songs I turn to is Sherry Darling. Sherry Darling is a summer song in its character. There's a "hot sun beating on the... 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 →

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 →

Candy’s Room

Candy's Room is one of the sexiest songs Springsteen has ever written. It has passion, power and pure lust. The buildup is absolutely gorgeous. Hand in hand with Max Weinberg's driving beat of the drums, Springsteen uses his vocals to help create an atmosphere and in the beginning he almost talks the lyrics. His voice is... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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