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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
PostPosted: Thu November 08, 2018 6:29 pm 
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Im sa sucker for "You've Got it" on WB. I also enjoy shackled andd rawn, death to my home town, and the title track. Also a big fan of American Land.

Other than that many tracks are kidn of embarrassing.


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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
Wow, he’s really swingin’ for the fences on High Hopes.


I really don't care for this album. More rehashes, too much Tom Morello, and a lot of weak material.


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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Kevin Davis wrote:
LoathedVermin72 wrote:
Wow, he’s really swingin’ for the fences on High Hopes.


I really don't care for this album. More rehashes, too much Tom Morello, and a lot of weak material.

Yea i really can't stand Morello's contributions to the springsteen discography.


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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Guys...I’m loving it. It’s big, bombastic, and eclectic, and it takes chances. Every song has been a winner so far. Morello with Springsteen sounds weird on paper but I really like how it turned out.

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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of course you do


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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I could do without this take on Tom Joad

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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Parts of “The Wall” sound awfully similar to Sting’s “Fields of Gold”

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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"The Wall" is probably my favorite song on that album.


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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Ha, of course. I was about to post the three closing tracks are by far the worst on the album.

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I can’t stand morello anywhere near Springsteen. Guys a dick


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
Ha, of course. I was about to post the three closing tracks are by far the worst on the album.


I'll have to listen to the album again this weekend. I'll admit it didn't get a lot of repeat plays from me, so my memory of it is a bit foggy.


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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It seems like “Harry’s Place” should be embarrassing...but boy do I love it.

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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Springsteen's liner notes, along with having the lyrics in hand, really enhanced the impact of the "The Wall" for me. It's kind of a generic Celtic-sounding folk melody on its own, nothing special musically, but knowing the back story really helped me connect with it. Sometimes exposition works that way, sometimes not...


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Kevin Davis wrote:
Springsteen's liner notes, along with having the lyrics in hand, really enhanced the impact of the "The Wall" for me. It's kind of a generic Celtic-sounding folk melody on its own, nothing special musically, but knowing the back story really helped me connect with it. Sometimes exposition works that way, sometimes not...

Interesting. It mostly just makes me want to listen to Fields of Gold though.

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"Fields of Gold" is great. I enjoy a lot of songs on that album, actually.


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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Springsteen's liner note passage is at the bottom:
https://vva.org/arts-of-war/music/bruce ... -the-wall/


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Im sa sucker for "You've Got it" on WB. I also enjoy shackled andd rawn, death to my home town, and the title track. Also a big fan of American Land.

Other than that many tracks are kidn of embarrassing.

that's where i'm at.

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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High Hopes is utter dreck

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High Hopes is utter dreck


Absolutely.


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It’s a billion times better than D&D or WB.

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