Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Dare I Say It?

Yes, I dare.
I think Bruce Springsteen is totally overrated.
Even when he released "Born in the USA" I was underwhelmed with him.
Does this make me unAmerican?
I don't care.
He's not the boss of me.


Anonymous said...

I agree 100%. Although he was good in High Fidelity.

Dawn on MDI said...

I dunno. I like his earlier stuff - before the Born in the USA thing. But as a northern New Englander, I tend to think Aerosmith is waaaayyyy better than Bruce anyway. It might just be a Red Sox/Yankees thing, though. But you know what? Steven Tyler is uglier than hell, but on stage he is one of the hottest things I have ever seen. Go figure. Bruce just looks like a middle-aged-moving-into-getting-too-old-for-this-shit rocker. I call it the Paul McCartney Syndrome. Loads of talent, but no new ideas in the last two decades, and nobody around him to say "put down the guitar, dude. It's over." Sad.

Randal Graves said...

He's alright, but lots o' sacred cows need slaughtering now and then. The Beatles are okay, but hell, for comparison's sake, gimme the Stones 365 days of the year.

Or better yet, some fucking Sabbath, you damn happy hippie bastards.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Maybe it's a Jersey thing.
I mean, Texas gave the world Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, so maybe this is Jersey's offering to the world.

bigsis said...

I was almost okay with his splashy half time show until the poor old dude had to sort of hike up one leg and pull himself on to the piano or whatever it was he wanted to jump up on. And sliding on his knees across the floor into the camera was cringe worthy.
"Glory Days" indeed Bruce.

Matty Boy said...

I'm with you. I bought Wild, Innocent and E Street Shuffle and nothing else after that. I've liked some tunes I've heard of his, but there are rock and roll bands from his era I like a lot more than The Boss, Los Lobos and NRBQ to nake only two.

And he shouldn't even be allowed on any stage in the world where the Ramones played even once.

Lulu Maude said...

He's still pretty cute in blue jeans.

Fran said...

I'm not a huge fan either.... but we were figuring he's 60 years old. At that point the knee sliding move was just plain weird. (A handful of anti inflammatories to do that move???)

On the flip side, he worked tirelessly doing free concerts & openers for Obama rallies, and lent his popularity to the cause of getting rid of the old regime, so that took him up several notches.
I liked seeing him play with Pete Seeger on the pre inaugural jam. He had a long period doing folk songs- the cutting edge stuff Seeger did.

Last year, Mic Jagger did the halftime show & he looked really OLD, trying to flail around like a young guy, but clearly not.

Little Merry Sunshine said...

I agree completely! He does look good in jeans and he's got a couple of good anthem songs, but other than that, I don't care for him and thought there were better performers for the Superbowl on Sunday.

Distributorcap said...

better him than some country group that supported bush

Karen Zipdrive said...

I dunno, to me he's kind of like raw onions. A little here and there is okay, I just don't like a big old pile of them.