Springsteen: The Rising

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by CrewStadium227, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. CrewStadium227

    CrewStadium227 New Member

    Jul 9, 1999
    Columbus,Ohio,USA
    If you hate Bruce Springsteen, please don't bother to reply. No one seems to polarize music fans quite like The Boss, there are serious music fans who love him, and serious music fans who hate him. This thread is for the former.

    I wasn't expecting much from The Rising. I really like Ghost of Tom Joad, but the rest of Springsteen's post-Born In The USA material has been a little bland. I read a couple of reviews that were mildly critical of the song writing on the new record, so I almost didn't buy it.

    I love this record. There are 5 or 6 very strong tracks on it. My favourite right now is "Further On". Like Born In The USA, this record has a ton of music that is both high quality and radio friendly. I wouldn't be surprised if this CD is producing hit singles for 3 years.

    Some are going to claim that the record is exploitation of 9/11. Everything on this record is tasteful and sincere. This guy has made a career out of writing about the lives of ordinary people on the Jersey shore. 158 people from his home county were killed on that day. It would be more unusual for him to NOT write about it. Its not like some pop light-weight getting serious for the first time. Springsteen has dealt with heavy material before, and this record has a lot of credibility.
     
  2. jmh30

    jmh30 New Member

    Apr 15, 2002
    Brooklyn, NY
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Was in NJ visiting family last week, and Bruce is getting all kinds of airplay. Ordered the CD a few days ago, can't wait for it to arrive, enjoy the stuff I've heard so far. Will comment more once I get it.
     
  3. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Wasn't most of it written pre 9-11? i'm sure the record company will try to exploit it more than sprinsteen himself.
     
  4. obie

    obie New Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NY, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Some songs were, some weren't. Further On Up The Road was played live near the end of the 2000 tour. My City of Ruins was played at Bruce's holiday shows in Asbury Park in December 2000 and is about Asbury's urban renewal. Worlds Apart and Into The Fire, on the other hand, are directly about the attacks. I'd guess more than half the album was written after 9-11.

    The print and TV ads haven't played up the 9-11 references at all, which is good for Sony I suppose, but I'm sure that the press kits are loaded with 9-11 references.
     

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