Bruce Springsteen http://wamc.org en E Street Band's Van Zandt Rescues Rascals http://wamc.org/post/e-street-bands-van-zandt-rescues-rascals <p>Guitarist Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band knows plenty about good band chemistry, and for 40 years, his favorite group and one of the 60’s most influential bands, The Rascals, lay dormant in what he called “a crime against nature.”</p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 78140 at http://wamc.org E Street Band's Van Zandt Rescues Rascals Rabbi Dan Ornstein: Springsteen Raised a Cain http://wamc.org/post/rabbi-dan-ornstein-springsteen-raised-cain <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bruce Springsteen stands out almost without equals among the musicians who touch my soul. I rarely regret his outsized melodies, gritty voice, and emotionally explosive poetry that explore working class struggles and the general human condition with such passion and compassion.&nbsp; I am especially drawn to Springsteen's use of biblical and religious imagery in songs such as </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Adam Raised A Cain</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, from his album </span><u style="line-height: 1.5;">Darkness On The Edge Of Town</u><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:33:24 +0000 Dan Ornstein 59982 at http://wamc.org Rabbi Dan Ornstein: Springsteen Raised a Cain "E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band" by Clinton Heylin http://wamc.org/post/e-street-shuffle-glory-days-bruce-springsteen-and-e-street-band-clinton-heylin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before he was a stadium-packing megastar, Bruce Springsteen was an introvert, desperate to strike a balance between his nuanced songwriting and the heft of his backing band. Clinton Heylin’s revelatory biography, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/067002662X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=067002662X">E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=067002662X" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, chronicles the evolution and influence of Springsteen’s E Street Band as they rose from blue-collar New Jersey to the heights of rock stardom.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55857 at http://wamc.org "E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band" by Clinton Heylin Kathy Norton : Boomer Times May 2012 - A Night with "The Boss" http://wamc.org/post/kathy-norton-boomer-times-may-2012-night-boss <p>Most Monday nights we are in front of the tube, mesmerized by the &ldquo;Antiques Road Show.&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;Look at the piece of junk!&rsquo;&rsquo; my husband exclaims.</p><p>&ldquo;Don&rsquo;t just sit there. Get down to the basement and start looking!&rsquo;&rsquo; I reply.</p><p>One recent Monday night was different.</p><p>Oh sure, there were some &ldquo;antiques&rsquo;&rsquo; involved. They were the thousands of middle-aged people like us, dancing and rockin&rsquo; out in a big public arena.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 19:45:00 +0000 39797 at http://wamc.org