Friday, February 22, 2008

No. 379: Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.

Band: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
Album: Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
Why Rolling Stone gets it right: Springsteen's debut album is a shape of things to come, with all of Springsteen's signatures.
Why Rolling Stone gets it wrong: You know my thoughts. I don't like the guy and this album reinforces those feelings. The songs are arranged in a way that saxophones get more play than they should, Springsteen's gravel growl annoys me and the faux country stylings get real old real quick.
Best song: Bah. My name is Ross and I'm a curmudgeon.
Worst song: See above.
Is it awesome?: Nope.

Really, I prefer this version of "Blinded by the Light:"


SoulBoogieAlex said...

You must really hate Springsteen my friend if you prefer Manfred Mann over Springsteen's own version.

R.J. said...


kellydwyer said...

I love Springsteen and prefer MM's version.

Anonymous said...

Obviously you're just jealous because the guy's Jewish.

Oh, wait. Never mind.

SoulBoogieAlex said...

Re: yep

Figured as much ;-)

Did you ever get round to listening to that live bootleg link I send you? If that doesn't get to you I give up :-o

Barbara said...

I love Bruce and am proud of it! I think this album has some incredible songwriting on it and he just gets better as time goes on.

You're site is great even we disagree on Bruce :)