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:"