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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by revbob » 11 Jul 2018, 10:21am

Im working thru this Springsteen challenge and the results may be surprising...

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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Jul 2018, 10:31am

revbob wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 10:21am
Im working thru this Springsteen challenge and the results may be surprising...
So, you're becoming a white sportswriter?
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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by Flex » 11 Jul 2018, 11:33am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 10:31am
revbob wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 10:21am
Im working thru this Springsteen challenge and the results may be surprising...
So, you're becoming a white sportswriter?
he's becoming a round governor of a terrible mid-atlantic state.
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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by Silent Majority » 11 Jul 2018, 11:52am

Flex wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 11:33am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 10:31am
revbob wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 10:21am
Im working thru this Springsteen challenge and the results may be surprising...
So, you're becoming a white sportswriter?
he's becoming a round governor of a terrible mid-atlantic state.
The Round Governer was on the Seeger sessions, wasn't it?

Death to my Hometown was when I became a begrudging Springsteen apologist. I suspect revbob may be on a similar path.
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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Jul 2018, 12:16pm

I liken Springsteen to Radiohead. Critics adore them to a degree that they aren't really being, um, critical, hailing each new record as yet another huge artistic achievement. Their fanbases are irritatingly intolerant of criticism—"you just don't get why he's/they're brilliant [because you're not smart enough]"—to a degree that fuels the dislike. Liberals like to namecheck them to seem cool. And there's a decent argument that the singer's got a lousy voice. (I say all this as someone who likes Radiohead more than most people here, and probably dislike Springsteen more than most here.)
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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by revbob » 11 Jul 2018, 6:46pm

muppet hi fi wrote:
25 Jun 2018, 7:23pm
For Revbob. Knock ya self out, kid.
"State Trooper" (1982) - Dark themes, I like it. Probably the best song he ever wrote (eventhough Ive only heard a small fraction of his catalog I feel comfortable saying this.)

"Preacher's Daughter" - Not feeling this one.

"Johnny 99" - Better than most of what I've been exposed to, but leaves me a bit flat.

"Straight Time" - Similar feeling as with Johnny 99. I feel like he's holding back.

"Pay Me My Money Down" - Upbeat Cajun type tune I like it. I especially like the instrumentation.

"Shut Out the Light" - Comes across lyrically as Springsteen by the numbers.
Main Street - check
Bar - check
Girl - check
Ford - check
Garage - check
Chrome - check
Factory - check
What no motorcycle?

"Mrs. McGrath" - I've got a soft spot for Irish folk music and he does a decent job with this song.

"The Line" - Doesn't grab me.

"Death to My Hometown" - Lyrically I like it. The execution of the song seems a little over the top. I dont like the opening drums/clapping at all. Again I have a soft spot for folk music and Irish music but scale back on those damn drums.

"Hey Blue Eyes" - not feeling this one either.

"American Land" - I still don't like the very prominent drum sound it sounds out of place...

Overall I'd say i certainly prefer much of this to his usual arena rock, or whatever you want to call it that he does.

I'm far from a fan but I will say this stuff ain't all bad. His lyrics can be pretty good when they don't get too bogged down in the Springsteen cliches.

I wont be going to any Springsteen shows, buying any merch or downloading any stuff but I'll put him a notch above Phil Collins.

Thanks Muppet. What can I get for you???

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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by revbob » 11 Jul 2018, 6:49pm

Silent Majority wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 11:52am
Flex wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 11:33am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 10:31am
revbob wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 10:21am
Im working thru this Springsteen challenge and the results may be surprising...
So, you're becoming a white sportswriter?
he's becoming a round governor of a terrible mid-atlantic state.
The Round Governer was on the Seeger sessions, wasn't it?

Death to my Hometown was when I became a begrudging Springsteen apologist. I suspect revbob may be on a similar path.
Yeah definitely some truth to this but like I said the drum don't feel right to me. Back when I used to do a radio show I would get cds from celtic rock bands and the drums often relegated many cds to a one and done rotation.

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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by revbob » 11 Jul 2018, 6:53pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 12:16pm
... probably dislike Springsteen more than most here.)
I'll cede this honor to you but a few days ago I'd have fought you for that title.

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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Jul 2018, 7:00pm

revbob wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 6:53pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 12:16pm
... probably dislike Springsteen more than most here.)
I'll cede this honor to you but a few days ago I'd have fought you for that title.
It's hard not to be contemptuous of how you just rolled over and gave it up without a fight. You've gotten old, man. It used to be about the curmudge. :disshame:
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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by revbob » 11 Jul 2018, 7:59pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 7:00pm
revbob wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 6:53pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 12:16pm
... probably dislike Springsteen more than most here.)
I'll cede this honor to you but a few days ago I'd have fought you for that title.
It's hard not to be contemptuous of how you just rolled over and gave it up without a fight. You've gotten old, man. It used to be about the curmudge. :disshame:
Its true in my prime I would have told muppet to piss because Bruce Springsteen fucking sucks.

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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Jul 2018, 8:09pm

revbob wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 7:59pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 7:00pm
revbob wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 6:53pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 12:16pm
... probably dislike Springsteen more than most here.)
I'll cede this honor to you but a few days ago I'd have fought you for that title.
It's hard not to be contemptuous of how you just rolled over and gave it up without a fight. You've gotten old, man. It used to be about the curmudge. :disshame:
Its true in my prime I would have told muppet to piss because Bruce Springsteen fucking sucks.
That's the revbob we all, well, not loved, but nodded approvingly toward.
Endut! Hoch Hech!

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