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Retro Reviews: The Springsteen Series Pt. IV

Posted by: Thomas Nassiff (07/13/11)
It took a little longer than expected, but the fourth and final installment of of The Springsteen Series is now complete. Part of our ongoing Retro Reviews feature, the Springsteen Series is a project that's reflecting on Bruce Springsteen's 16 studio records. This installment contains reviews 13 through 16, and marks the end of the series. I can't thank everyone who read along with these reviews enough. Enjoy!

Bruce Springsteen - Devils & Dust
Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
Bruce Springsteen - Magic
Bruce Springsteen - Working On A Dream
      
 
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07:35 AM on 07/13/11
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Wooo! This was pretty cool, but who's next?

(Billy Joel...)
07:56 AM on 07/13/11
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Wooo! This was pretty cool, but who's next?

(Billy Joel...)
I'm telling you...do The Band. They've had such a profound impact on rock'n'roll and our generation is doing an incredibly shitty job of appreciating them and passing on their legacy. The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan--not to meantion, the Boss--have all cited The Band as a major influence, but they don't get anywhere near the same kind of retrospective reverence as the aforementioned artists. Hell, Clapton left Cream because he wanted to join The Band. They pulled America's collective head out of its collective ass, cut out all the superficial hippie shit of the 60s, and, ironically, created something wildly unique and distinctive by stepping back into the traditions of the blues, jazz, gospel, and early rock'n'roll. Listening to The Band and understanding their subtle yet vital stamp on contemporary rock has given me a new perspective on all the music that came after and around it; I think the rest of our generation could benefit from that insight.
08:21 AM on 07/13/11
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holy shit i had no idea you were doing these... there goes my day!
09:14 AM on 07/13/11
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Handy work Thomas!
09:32 AM on 07/13/11
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Wooo! This was pretty cool, but who's next?

(Billy Joel...)

Queen would be a good one.
11:02 AM on 07/13/11
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I'm telling you...do The Band. They've had such a profound impact on rock'n'roll and our generation is doing an incredibly shitty job of appreciating them and passing on their legacy. The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan--not to meantion, the Boss--have all cited The Band as a major influence, but they don't get anywhere near the same kind of retrospective reverence as the aforementioned artists. Hell, Clapton left Cream because he wanted to join The Band. They pulled America's collective head out of its collective ass, cut out all the superficial hippie shit of the 60s, and, ironically, created something wildly unique and distinctive by stepping back into the traditions of the blues, jazz, gospel, and early rock'n'roll. Listening to The Band and understanding their subtle yet vital stamp on contemporary rock has given me a new perspective on all the music that came after and around it; I think the rest of our generation could benefit from that insight.
When Huey Lewis and Umphrey's McGee played together they covered The Band.
11:28 AM on 07/13/11
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When Huey Lewis and Umphrey's McGee played together they covered The Band.
See? Major influences across the board. What song did they play?
12:26 PM on 07/13/11
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I really can't thank you enough if you've read all of these. I want to go into Microsoft Word and tally up the word count for the whole project haha.
01:07 PM on 07/13/11
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See? Major influences across the board. What song did they play?
Up On Cripple Creek and The Weight
06:03 PM on 07/13/11
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Great work, Thomas.
09:16 PM on 07/13/11
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Up On Cripple Creek and The Weight
Typical, but still awesome.
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