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#1 Car ChuckRam

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 06:31 PM

I didn’t get into Springsteen until I was 12, so Born Run had already been out for 6 years when I bought it.  I had heard the title track on the radio a bunch, but wasn’t really impressed with the whole record until that line.  The first time I listened to this song,  I dropped the needle back another 5 times, just to make sure I heard it correctly.  Then I went back and listened to the whole record over, and over again. It just blew me away, how somebody could write with such conviction, and confidence.  

 

To this day, I think it’s my favorite record of all time.  Other records, and other songwriters  hold other places in my heart, but this one, and this song in particular are at the top.  
 

If you all remember, I sold a sickness large record collection a number of years ago.  This record is one I kept.  It’s unplayable now, but I won’t ever get rid of it.  

 

 


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Posted 04 July 2020 - 08:09 PM

Yeah, great song. No doubt the guy put an enormous amount of energy into his craft and always had a cast of great musicians with him. Backstreets was my gateway.
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Posted 04 July 2020 - 09:35 PM

I wasn’t a fan until that live album from 1986 came out
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Posted 04 July 2020 - 10:12 PM

Check out the movie “Blinded by the Light”.
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Posted 05 July 2020 - 10:25 AM

Springsteen is one of those guys who I respect immensely but have really dove into all that much. He’s incredible tho.

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 10:53 AM

Clarence Clemons' sax solo on that song is EPIC!!!  :frank:


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 11:31 AM

Was a sad day when the big man died, dude could wail
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Posted 05 July 2020 - 11:37 AM

His son tips the sax too

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 05:22 PM

His son tips the sax too

 

It’s his nephew that’s in the band though.

 

Fun fact.  Every current and former member of The E Street Band (except Tom Morello, but including Bruce) is also an Asbury Juke.  So, if Southside Johnny comes to your town, you should go, because you never know who might be there. 


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 05:29 PM

It’s his nephew that’s in the band though.

Fun fact. Every current and former member of The E Street Band (except Tom Morello, but including Bruce) is also an Asbury Juke. So, if Southside Johnny comes to your town, you should go, because you never know who might be there.

Ahh thank you for the correction

How cool would it be if Southside Johnny was playing your town these days? I miss live music

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 05:58 PM

Check out the movie “Blinded by the Light”.


Really like that. I wish there were more movies like this.
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Posted 05 July 2020 - 06:51 PM


How cool would it be if Southside Johnny was playing your town these days? I miss live music

 

Dude. When he brings The Horns of Love on the road with him?  I’ve been to 30 shows over the years, and even though nowadays it’s a greatest hits, and a few fan gems, I’m a sweaty, drunken, dancing mess by the end.  You will sweat through your shoes.  It’s probably the greatest, continually touring show band.  So much rock and roll.  


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 07:17 PM

Dude. When he brings The Horns of Love on the road with him? I’ve been to 30 shows over the years, and even though nowadays it’s a greatest hits, and a few fan gems, I’m a sweaty, drunken, dancing mess by the end. You will sweat through your shoes. It’s probably the greatest, continually touring show band. So much rock and roll.

That’s what I hear. I hope I get to experience that someday

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 05:53 PM

That’s what I hear. I hope I get to experience that someday

 

With some long standing acts, it’s always the crowd that makes the show.  Let’s face it.  Act like Southside Johnny, Springsteen, Buffet, Phish etc, aren’t gaining new fans with each tour.  They have an established fan base, and the shows are always great.  As much as I hate that Son of A Son of Bitch, you get your money’s worth.  
 

unfortunately, nowadays, you wind up having to see some great bands at a fecking rib burn off or something similar, where the crowd is shite.
 

Example. I saw Goo Goo Dolls at a hot air balloon festival in my town last year.  Fantastic live act.  I’ve seen them blow the fecking roof off of clubs. The band could sense the lame ass crowd 2 songs in, and they went straight to auto mode.  Straight through hour fifteen exactly.  No encore, just thank you, good night.  10 minutes after they left the stage, I could see their bus pulling out.  They didn’t even play Long Way Down.  Pretty much as a feck you, you shitbirds don’t deserve to hear it.  


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Posted 06 July 2020 - 06:08 PM

The crowd definitely plays a huge role. Great performers feed off the energy

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 06:26 PM

Long way down really brings me back to hs.
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#17 Car ChuckRam

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 06:36 PM

Long way down really brings me back to hs.

 

it’s a great song, but I’m pretty sure they owe Paul Westerberg some money.  


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Posted 06 July 2020 - 06:40 PM

Springsteen was my first show.  1980.  No opening act.  Started at 8pm and ended at midnight when he fell down on the stage and two guys came out with a stretcher, put Bruce on there and carried him off.  The crowd went crazy.  


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Posted 06 July 2020 - 07:16 PM

Whoa! Hey Ken! Good to see you :cheers:


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