Category Archives: Bruce Springsteen

October 27: Bruce Springsteen @ London Wembley Arena, GB – 2002

Bruce Springsteen London 2002

Great concert by Springsteen & his E Street Band. Here are facts, videos, full concert video & a full concert audio (with FANTASTIC sound).

Wembley Arena
London, England
October 27, 2002

  • Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals, most lead guitars, harmonica
  • Roy Bittan – piano, synthesizer
  • Clarence Clemons – saxophone, background vocals
  • Danny Federici – organ, electronic glockenspiel, accordion
  • Nils Lofgren – guitars, pedal steel guitar, dobro, banjo, background vocals
  • Patti Scialfa – acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Garry Tallent – bass guitar
  • Soozie Tyrell – violin, percussion, background vocals
  • Steven Van Zandt – guitars, mandolin, background vocals
  • Max Weinberg – drums

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October 17: Bruce Springsteen released The River in 1980

springsteen The-River

October 17: Bruce Springsteen released The River in 1980

But I remember us riding in my brother’s car
Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir
At night on them banks I’d lie awake
And pull her close just to feel each breath she’d take
Now those memories come back to haunt me
They haunt me like a curse
Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true
Or is it something worse?
~Bruce Springsteen “The River”

Put on your best dress baby
And darlin’, fix your hair up right
Cause there’s a party, honey
Way down beneath the neon lights
~Bruce Springsteen “Out In The Street”


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September 30: Bruce Springsteen released Nebraska in 1982


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.”
Bruce Springsteen

Nebraska posts on Johannasvisions:
Nebraska covered part one
Nebraska covered part two
Unreleased – The Losin’ Kind

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
Length 40:50
Label Columbia
Producer Bruce Springsteen

Nebraska is the sixth studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1982 on Columbia Records.

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Bruce Springsteen covers Bob Dylan


 “I love Bruce like a brother. He’s a powerful performer, unlike anybody. I care about him deeply.”
– Bob Dylan

“The first time that I heard Bob Dylan I was in the car with my mother, and we were listening to, I think, maybe WMCA, and on came that snare shot that sounded like somebody kicked open the door to your mind, from ‘Like a Rolling Stone.'”
– Bruce Springsteen


Bootleg that collected some of Springsteens Dylan interpretations
Bootleg that collected some of Springsteen’s Dylan interpretations


Bruce Springsteen was once called the “New Dylan” back in the early 1970’s. Springsteen escaped that tag to become a major rock star in his own right. Bob Dylan has been a major influence (among several others) and Springsteen has sung many of his songs. I have picked some of them for this post.

Bruce Springsteen inducts Bob Dylan into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 1988 Hall of Fame Inductions.

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September 23: Happy 66th Birthday Bruce Springsteen

photo: alldylan

For me, I was somebody who was a smart young guy who didn’t do very well in school. The basic system of education, I didn’t fit in; my intelligence was elsewhere.
~Bruce Springsteen

The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.
~Bruce Springsteen

They call him the Boss. Well that’s a bunch of crap. He’s not the boss. He works FOR us. More than a boss, he’s the owner, because more than anyone else, Bruce Springsteen owns America’s heart.
~Bono (induction speech for at the 1999 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

Thunder Road – live @ Hammersmith 1975:

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