12:05 PM on 04/25/13
Chris, you singled out the best line in "Growin' Up." Always been one of my favorite lines in his career.
This is an excellent write-up. For my money, easily the best you two have done thusfar.
I will contest however that there's a charm in the minimal production. It's the one album Bruce ever made where he was just another singer-songwriter. His next two were fueled by desperation to match huge hype, and everything after that came in the shadow of being a messianic figure for rock music, but this one time, he got to just cut a record. And I love it for that reason.
12:39 PM on 04/25/13
Yeah man, something about that line is just absolutely perfect. Honestly it might be my favorite lyric of his, and that's saying a hell of a lot haha.
I mean...yeah the production is kind of cool in a sense, but man I would love to hear this songs with a better production quality.
You ready to get pissed off at me yet again tomorrow about not properly fawning over Shuffle?? Haha
I'm just bummed you guys are beating me to it. Now I'm gonna have to wait a year or so.
And yes. Your opinions are bad and you should feel bad.
02:01 PM on 04/25/13
I think the only thing that anyone is allowed to dislike about that record is "Wild Billy." Everything else is pure, unadulterated perfection.
Even "Wild Billy" has grown on me with time. Dat tuba.
09:20 PM on 04/25/13
Best version of "For You" is on just piano at the Hammersmith Odeon in '75.
09:27 PM on 04/25/13
Haha almost mentioned that in my bit. Funnily enough, while I don't dig the solo songs on Greetings as much, I like "For You" more as a solo number.
Oh god, it's fucking crushing solo. His delivery on "When I found you broken on the beach" is just....fuck, he was great.
I'm a sucker for him doing anything on solo piano though. It's always incredible.
09:36 PM on 04/25/13
Oh man, the one from the second disc of Live in New York
Saying "For You" from the Odeon is the best is almost redundant, since that whole concert might be the best live performance any musician has ever given, anywhere, ever.
09:44 PM on 04/25/13
Whaaaaat, "The Promise" isn't on Live in NYC...
I'd probably say it is. My dad saw him a few months before that concert, the bastard.
Do you not have the two-disc DVD? Yes it is. That DVD is where I went from "I like singles and Born to Run
" to "Oh my god, my life will never be the same" with Bruce. Haha.
09:48 PM on 04/25/13
Dude, the second disc of that shit has "Back Streets", "Don't Look Back", "Darkness on the Edge of Town", "Lost in the Flood", the acoustic version of "Born in the U.S.A.", "Jungleland", "The Promise" and "Thunder Road". I can honestly say my dad buying that for me on a whim changed my life.
09:51 PM on 04/25/13
I should buy the CD eventually if only to have the full-band versions of "Youngstown" and "Atlantic City" and to tag "41 Shots" onto Tracks
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