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Paperback Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA Book

ISBN: 0826416616

ISBN13: 9780826416612

Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA

(Book #27 in the 33⅓ Series)

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When Bruce Springsteen went back on the road in 1984, he opened every show by shouting out, one, two, one, two, three, four, followed by the droning synth chords of Born in the U.S.A. Max Weinberg hit his drums with a two-fisted physicality that cut through the swelling chords. With a rolled-up red kerchief around his head and heavy black boots under his faded jeans, Springsteen looked like the character of the song, and from the very first line (Born...

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An informative read

Geoffrey Hime's tome on Born in the U.S.A. is a must buy for any serious music fan. I had forgotten how good it was. Reading it brought back lots of pleasant memories. Himes makes a number of good points about the album particularly his insight how he pared down his lyrics making them more effective. Also, he makes note of Springsteen's use of humour in songs like Glory Days. He really delves into the genesis of some songs like the title track. Also as an added bonus there's lots of information here on the making of Nebraska. There is a very valuable disography at the back of the book. Reading the book brought back a lot of amusing memories how right-wingers such as Ronald Reagan and George Will embraced this album and artist. They didn't quite get Springsteen and his work. Overall, this is a valuable addition to any music fanatic's library.
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