Bruce Springsteen, Born To Run (1975)
Maybe this is the very best – and the very worst of Bruce Springsteen all in one. I mean, we open with Thunder Road which is his none-more-perfect song; a song So-Springsteen that any of the other “next Bob Dylans” have framed their copies of the lyric sheet with their own ejaculate caught between the paper and the glass. On the other hand, as it were, there’s songs like She’s The One which might be a good argument that The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s “Hot Patootie – Bless My Soul” set-piece was the Best Ever Bruce Springsteen Parody; or at least the encapsulation of Every.Other.Song.By.The.Boss and if I hear one more cunt go on about the fucking sax-solo on Jungleland I’m going to turn my tenor into a soprano simply by shoving it right up their fucking arse. All that said, most days of the week I quite like Bruce Springsteen. And this album too.
Sample Track: Born To Run
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