The Boss thread



It’s kinda a hard song to screw up I think.



Finally watched the Western Stars movie; I thought it was great. The performances were similar to the album, but I really enjoyed the snippets between the songs. Added a lot of weight to an album that already has a lot of emotion to it.



Fuck. Yeah.


That time that…

“Springsteen’s “Born to Run” received consideration for New Jersey state song in 1980 after DJ Carol Miller started a petition drive on New York City’s WPLJ-FM, according to a UPI report. The assembly passed a resolution but it died in the Senate.”

Likely due to this part of the song, celebrating the joy that is New Jersey:

‘Oh, baby this town rips the bones from your back
It’s a death trap, it’s a suicide rap
We gotta get out while we’re young’


Yeah, he should get a day, what the hell.

I watched the Clarence Clemons documentary on Netflix the other day and thought it was pretty good. Better than a lot of those kinds of things. I was disappointed they never mentioned his band Clarence Clemons and the Red Bank Rockers - a band that I saw in concert back in the early 80’s at Mayor Jane Byrne’s ChicagoFest on the Navy Pier.


How about Thunder Road then?

Except for this line…

“It’s a town full of losers. I’m pulling out of here to win”


He looks really old. It’s a bit sad.


he looks fine to me.
i was more concerned with charlie puth’s eyebrows.


I was reading these lyrics on a Bruce B-side and thought they sounded kind of eerie… not sure what the context was?


Three Mile Island.


For some reason, he started playing it in 1988 on the Tunnel of Love tour.


Great! I saw him on that tour at the Joe.


Looks like he played Roulette that day!

28-Mar-1988 Detroit,MI Joe Louis Arena,USA

01 Tunnel of love
02 Be true
03 Adam raised a Cain
04 Two faces
05 All that heaven will allow
06 Seeds
07 Roulette
08 Cover me
09 Brilliant disguise
10 Spare parts
11 War
12 Born in the USA
13 Tougher than the rest
14 Ain’t got you
15 She’s the one
16 You can look (but you better not touch)
17 I’m a coward (when it comes to love)
18 I’m on fire
19 One step up
20 Part man part monkey
21 Walk like a man
22 Dancing in the dark
23 Light of day
24 Born to run (acoustic)
25 Hungry heart
26 Glory days
27 Love me tender
28 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
29 Detroit Medley
30 Raise your hand


Yeah, I had forgotten how many rare or “unreleased” tunes he played that night. It was a great show… I saw him do the Detroit Medley three different times.

Light of Day that I believe he wrote for Joan Jet was a highlight that night I remember.


Light of Day was fantastic in 1988–especially with Nils Lofgren on lead.


he was supposed to make his acting debut in that movie…a cameo…

he declined.


Paul Schrader was born in Grand Rapids and directed or wrote quite a few good films. Never saw that one though.