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"Spare Parts," by Bruce Springsteen.

I've been a Springsteen fan since '75, having bought "The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle" early that year and seeing him in concert that November (in a small concert hall that was about two-thirds filled). About 10 seconds into that record, I knew I was listening to something special. So, as you can imagine, I've got fistfuls of Springsteen songs in my iTunes library. "Spare Parts" is one of my favorites because of the way the arc of the song's story so closely follows the arc of the music; it's like watching two stunt pilots flying in formation up, up, up. And the gritty, affirmative end of the story, accompanied by a "wish I could play that" harmonica solo by Jimmie Wood, is, in a word, exuberant. It's Bruce at his best.


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Mar. 29th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
I'm just starting to get into the Boss.

For our trip to Rhode Island, I downloaded his new album on the recommendation of a friend. Although I don't really know any better when it comes to Bruce, I do enjoy the album a lot.

I think the Boss may be working his way onto my iPod a lot more.

Mar. 29th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
You're going to have a lot of fun catching up.
Mar. 30th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
Fun catching up with the Springsteen catalog is a gross understatement.

you can pretty much pick any album and find yourself going, "wait, how many more albums does he have out" and suddenly finding the need to get your paws on all of them.

If an hour long drive is in your future, pick up the album "Born To Run".

see me personally for a refund if you aren't floored/changed by this album.
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