They declared me unfit to live, said into that great void my soul be hurled.
They wanted to know why I did what I did;
Well sir, I guess there’s just a meanness in this world.
“The fact that you didn’t intend to release it makes it the most intimate record you’ll ever do. This is an absolutely legitimate piece of art.” Steven Van Zandt
“I felt that it was my best writing. I felt I was getting better as a writer. I was learning things. I was certainly taking a hard look at everything around me.”
I really love this album. I did not buy it in 1982 I got it a few years later, I listened to it at the record store when it was released, but it didn’t impress me. I couldn’t connect to it musically or lyrically. It is not an album that imidiately catches your attention, it needs to be listened to, properly.
When I did that I became very impressed!
Some facts (from Wikipedia):
|Released||September 30, 1982|
|Recorded||Mostly January 3, 1982 at Springsteen’s Colts Neck, New Jersey bedroom|
|Genre||Americana, folk rock, folk|
Nebraska is the sixth studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1982 on Columbia Records.