Meme Anarchy


Get off my lawn.
Chesapeake Bay/Vail

Israel Hands

Super Anarchist
coastal NC
It took me five years to forgive him of that abortion of an album Born in the USA, what a lazy bunch of shit.
I think it was the title song that made that album seem like a piece of shit...seemed like blatant pandering to the broader US audience that had finally discovered him. Made him seem like a sellout to those who had liked his music for a decade. But while I never bought the album, I rank Downbound Train as high as most of the tunes on The River.

Started hearing Springsteen songs on local Richmond VA am radio in the early 70s; he was playing clubs in the mid-Atlantic but I was too young to go. Born To Run coincided with a drivers license, so he is part of the soundtrack of my youth.

Speaking of The River, I have a memory from a college summer spent in England, on a street corner one night. A lone little car approachs, breaking the silence with windows open and music blaring. Young male driver pulls up to the stop, singing loudly to the music "Got a wife and kids in Baltimore, Jack!" I laughed, realizing how guys all over the world must be connecting with Springsteen, and at the same time wondering if that kid even knew where Baltimore was.

veni vidi vici

Omne quod audimus est opinio, non res. Omnia videm
I was never a fan of the over hyped Bruce especially when he was promoted, before accomplishing anything, as the next Bobby Zimmerman.
But I do like this one…

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