Who the HELL is Bruce Springsteen?
Who is Bruce Springsteen? This particular group of words gets asked a lot. He’s been around for a long time, he’s got many fans, and he makes great music. But who is this guy?
To begin with, he’s a singer. He has his own band called the E Street Band. They’re known for their classic rock sound, but they also make some great pop songs too!
He writes most of his own music and it always has something to do with being in the working class or being poor in America. He was born in New Jersey and he grew up there before moving to New York City where he started playing shows at local clubs like Max’s Kansas City which was frequented by other musicians such as Patti Smith Group members Lenny Kaye (who worked), Richard Sohl (who died), Ivan Kral (who now lives in Prague) as well as Television lead guitarist Tom Verlaine (who later moved back after leaving town briefly).
Bruce Springsteen has been making music since 1973. His first album Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., hit No 1 on the Billboard charts when it was released in January 1974 and won him a Grammy Award for Best New Artist that same year.”
Springsteen’s ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’ – A road trip through time.
Another one of my favorite songs is called The Ghost of Tom Joad. It talks about a bunch of people who are struggling with different hardships and how they’re all connected. They each have their own struggles, but in the end they’re all on the same journey to get through life.
The song is based on the book The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, which tells the story of a family from Oklahoma who has to move to California to find work during a drought that hurts their farm’s land in Oklahoma (called the ‘Dust Bowl’). In their journey across America, they run into many other people with similar stories – everyone is just trying to survive and help each other out along the way.
This song was released as part of Bruce Springsteen’s 1995 album The Ghost of Tom Joad, which includes lyrics that reference Steinbeck’s novel and at times directly quotes it. The introduction to this album even includes lines from another famous line from Steinbeck: “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” This song also references another famous piece of literature with its name: The Battle Hymn Of The Republic.
The Boss and The Bully.
While there are many, many social issues that the world could use a bit more awareness of, bullying is one of the most prevalent and underestimated. People are often too quick to dismiss it as something minor or insignificant and thus not worth their time. As if being called fat, ugly or stupid isn’t enough, sometimes you’re even completely ignored by your peers because they don’t have anything nice to say about you.
Springsteen is a good example of someone who has grown up with a lot of hatred and hatred from other people, even from his own fans. For Springsteen growing up and dealing with those issues helped him become who he is today—successful and beloved by his fans all over the world! He has worked hard for what he got in life and helped him get where he is now. That’s why Springsteen’s got something to say!
Springsteen isn’t just another rocker/singer we can name–he made us think about things in life that we wouldn’t normally think about when it comes down to music. Music can be dangerous when used as the only way of expressing ourselves but if you take into account social issues like bullying then maybe music can be used as an inspiration tool—to help stop it!
So ya thought ya might like to go to the show…
Springsteen’s fifth album, and first double album, “The River” was released in 1980. The album was a departure from his previous albums in that it reflected on life as Springsteen said “it would be a record where I didn’t draw any lines around the subject matter.” He wanted the lyrics to be more personal because he felt that he had not yet made an album that “mentioned the relationship between a man and a woman, or a man and his job.” Springsteen’s manager Jon Landau wrote: “Bruce is an important artist…his next record will not only meet this high standard but set another one.”
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m on Fire’ – What you can learn from a hairdresser.
I’ve seen a lot of people misinterpret the lyrics to Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m on Fire.” Some think it’s about a hairdresser burning with passion, while others thought that Billy Joel played piano for Bruce Springsteen. It’s not about either of these things. If you’ve ever actually read the lyrics, it becomes obvious that the song is about something much more sinister than what meets the eye (or ear).
If you want to figure out what this song is really all about, here are a few pointers:
- Get up on your feet and do a little dance.
- You might find that you’re interested in learning how to play an instrument along with the song as well.
- At some point you’ll have to stop and ask yourself whether or not it’s worth it to continue down this musical path.
A conversation with Billy Joel.
Joel: Hey man, how’s the new album coming along? I really liked the last one!
Springsteen: Oh, thanks. Yeah, this one is going pretty well. I had some new ideas and then we started talking to a bunch of people and we got this idea of doing covers of some Billy Joel songs. So we’re working on that right now.
Joel: Oh, you’re doing what?
Springsteen: We’re doing some covers of your songs. I had been thinking about it for a while and then once we talked to these other guys it became a thing. So everybody’s excited about it, so…
Joel: Good luck with that!
Springsteen is the best!
So, you want to know all about the Boss?
Look no further! He’s an amazing singer, songwriter, and performer. His music can be thoughtful, whimsical, and angry–just like us! We love him for his great lyrics that talk about our lives and who we are. He performs for hours on end with his band. No one does it better than Springsteen.
But wait…there’s more!
His politics make sense to us because he cares about people–he doesn’t just care about himself or making money. Bruce has given millions of dollars to help people in need around the world–he uses his wealth to do good things. And finally, there is no doubt that he is a master artist who knows how to put on a show that makes us laugh, cry, sing along (loudly!), and feel connected to others around us who came together because they love him too!