Celebrate the Boss’s 70th today with a listen to one of the greatest New Jersey nights ever. This three-hour Passaic epic has been bootlegged endlessly over the decades, but Bruce and co. finally saw fit to release it officially in cleaned-up form this month via Nugs.net. Start to finish, it’s the kind of performance that will turn even the hardiest Springsteen skeptics into true believers.
Songwriter Jerry David DeCicca has never been shy when it comes to Bruce Springsteen. Whether that means discussing the artist’s work through the lens of mental health care or offering up a fine rendition of the Boss balled “If I Should Fall Behind” for Aquarium Drunkard’s Lagniappe Sessions series, DeCicca’s Springsteen fandom runs deep.
“Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature,” Brian Eno wrote in A Year With Swollen Appendices . “CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit […]
The best songwriting works like a Rorschacht test. Observed from different angles, it reflects as much about the listener as it does the artist. When I first wrote about Bruce Springsteen’s “Youngstown” and “Sinaloa Cowboys” for Aquarium Drunkard back in 2008, we were entering the Great […]
It’s getting hot. The 4th of July is almost here, and while I’ll be taking in a White Sox game on the South Side with my dad, I figured it best to leave you all with a few […]
Roadside Graves cover “Downbound Train” on the upcoming Springsteen tribute compilation, Long Distance Salvation . Below, I asked the Graves’ John Gleason to shed some light on the track selection, the band’s reimagination of it and his relationship […]
( Sevens , a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) Though it’s no fault of his own, any time Bruce Springsteen sings a phrase like “Come on baby, […]
( Sevens , a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) Johnny Cash did it, and nearly turned it into a hymn. John Mayer did it, and sweetened the […]
( Diversions , a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) At the bottom of the page you will Patterson Hood’s live […]
(As subject material goes, violence, in songwriting, is about as seminal as they come. In light of the recent outcome of the Oscar Grant case J. Neas reflects on similar past events and the […]
What is it that makes us want to deconstruct art by units of time? Lists. We love making them. We love arguing over them. And here, on the verge of a new decade, we’re in […]
( Sevens , a new feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song. From now through the election, Sevens will focus on political songs) Only twenty-four years ago, Ronald Reagan was […]
AD’s Marty Garner, an unrepentant Bruuuuuce fanatic, having left L.A. for the Summer, made his way east to New Jersey to catch Bruce and E Street Band at Giants Stadium earlier this week. Here’s how […]
AKA Saint In The City – 03/03/74 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, DC Download: MP3: Bruce Springsteen :: Wild Billy’s Circus Story MP3: Bruce Springsteen :: New York City Serenade MP3: Bruce Springsteen :: Spirit In The Night MP3: Bruce Springsteen :: The E Street Shuffle MP3: Bruce Springsteen :: Walkin’ The Dog MP3: Bruce Springsteen :: 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) MP3: Bruce Springsteen :: It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City MP3: Bruce Springsteen :: Kitty ´s Back MP3: Bruce Springsteen :: For You MP3: Bruce Springsteen :: Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) ———— Previously: Bruce Springsteen :: Boston Music Hall 10-29-1974 www.brucespringsteen.net ++ www.backstreets.com ++ myspace.com/brucespringsteen + Download your music DRM free […]
AKA – Flesh And Fantasy, this has long been one of my favorite early ’70s Springsteen shows. Touring behind the Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle this show is loose as a goose. Keep an eye out for another Bruce show […]