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Bruce Springsteen — All the Way Home
Album: Devils & Dust
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6.3

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Total ratings: 241









Released: 2005
Length: 3:29
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healyf52 wrote:
Make that early 70s.. "Greetings.. " and "The Wild, Innocent..." were his only worthwhile albums..
What was "Born to Run"--chopped liver? "Nebraska" was great and "The River" had some great, great songs IMO. Maybe I'm really off-base here, but it strikes me that Springsteen really couldn't stick to the NJ street-wise folk singer shtick indefinitely. He sounds on a lot of the songs like he's working through a Bob Dylan influence on the two albums you mentioned, and gets by through creating a mythical world of funky images and characters. I get the feeling that if he'd stuck with the subjects and musical styles of "Asbury Park" and "The Wild, The Innocent", he'd be a local hero in NJ today and a Trivial Pursuit answer to the rest of the nation. Yeah, he's put out a lot of schlock. I got really, really tired of the "Born to Run" and the jingoistic mania it inspired. (Even Ron Reagan tried to hitch a ride on the BTR-induced patriotism until Springsteen slapped him down). But he's still got some interesting things to say. You can't preserve any artist in amber (though sometimes you wish they'd stop writing music...U2 comes to mind occasionally). I like this song.
healyf52 wrote:
"Greetings from Asbury Park" was a luminescent effort that he never quite lived up to. Too bad for us. Maybe if he hadn't become rich and famous he would have produced a couple more like it. After that effort he went 'commercial', seduced by pussy and $ no doubt.
Pffft. Yeah, Devil's and Dust probably got him so much pussy and money he won't know he'll have enough to toss some your way. Especially since he followed it up with an album of old timey folk covers. By my count he has made three albums that could in any way be considered efforts at "commercial" success and, in each case, the follow-up has been a darker, more subversive record. Springsteen-as-sellout is one of the great myths. Some people just have to get that no artist - neither Springsteen nor REM nor U2 - is obligated to keep producing the one thing that made some random fan like them in the first place. You, in turn, are under no obligation to keep liking them but you're giving up doesn't make them sellouts. All of the above is just my humble opinion, of course.
This is cool. Very cool.
AphidA wrote:
SUCKS. ...just like 98% of Bruce Springsteen songs.
Actually like 93.7% really IMHO
baboo wrote:
Actually, he did his best stuff in the late 70s.
Make that early 70s.. "Greetings.. " and "The Wild, Innocent..." were his only worthwhile albums..
NewFee wrote:
Hey.... I've heard of this guy. Didn't he do some stuff in the 80's? :stupid: ">
Actually, he did his best stuff in the late 70s.
SUCKS. ...just like 98% of Bruce Springsteen songs.
KevinM wrote:
I thought this was Steve Earle until I looked at Now Playing...
Steve Earle has way more to say and is tons better than this dude..
:dancingbanana:
I thought this was Steve Earle until I looked at Now Playing...
I went to one BS concert, Omni in Atl, 87 or so. Took my wife and a customer and his wife, charged it to my expense account. Tickets were fairly close, but behind the stage, which was sort of a disappointment. But not being a real diehard fan I wasn't all that torn up. It was just a good excuse to go out. But I gotta say, I was really impressed when partway through the show he turned to the back of the stage and played to the crowd behind him. And he really worked hard. He didn't just "perform" but worked his butt off. I left with a new appreciation.
I'm always amazed how many Bruce-haters there are out there. Lighten up people; at least he's not whoring himself out to Chevrolet like John Mellencamp. I think this is a decent tune and CD.
kazuma wrote:
decent tune but not crazy about the jed clampett vocals.
Word! :lol: A 7 from me, nonetheless.
jedzep wrote:
This was originally recorded by Southside Johnny and the Jukes with a great horn arrangement and a kind of Drifters/Ben E. King sound
That would be something to hear. Hooyah!
MUTE :beat:
jedzep wrote:
This was originally recorded by Southside Johnny and the Jukes with a great horn arrangement and a kind of Drifters/Ben E. King sound and is much better than this. I can't fathom why he decided to do this arrangement. As for you bloviating fools....no one cares more about or has more passion for his music than this guy.
to give credit where due, Springsteen wrote the song, just never put it on an album until this one. I do like Southside's version though. Would be nice to get that added to the RP library. If anyone has it, please upload!
mrs_amjohnson wrote:
I'm always a fan of Bruce's but this is a little different. I like it :dance:
Kinda on the "Y'Alternative" vain. I like it!
decent tune but not crazy about the jed clampett vocals.
"almost" as good as his old stuff!
Bruce attempts to channel Steve Earle. Nice try. A little less annoying than his much-worshipped early work.
Not usually a fan of Bruce's, being from NJ I am sick of him. But this is one song that I don't mind, doesn't sound like he is singing while constipated.
I'm always a fan of Bruce's but this is a little different. I like it :dance:
NewFee wrote:
Hey.... I've heard of this guy. Didn't he do some stuff in the 80's? :stupid: ">
Nothing worth remembering.
jedzep wrote:
This was originally recorded by Southside Johnny and the Jukes with a great horn arrangement and a kind of Drifters/Ben E. King sound and is much better than this. I can't fathom why he decided to do this arrangement.
Huh. No Southside Johnny on the RP.
I've never been a fan of his, but I like this one.
This was originally recorded by Southside Johnny and the Jukes with a great horn arrangement and a kind of Drifters/Ben E. King sound and is much better than this. I can't fathom why he decided to do this arrangement. As for you bloviating fools....no one cares more about or has more passion for his music than this guy.
Mugro wrote:
He is trying his best to be Bob Dylan. Funny, but Bob wasn't from OK either.... Why can't bands like Springsteen and the Rolling Stones see that they are now insulting us by phoning their performances in? Why not return to your glory days of the late 60s, early 70s and give us songs of angst and turmoil like you produced then?
I don't think you're listening too closely. The songs on Bruce's "Rising" LP had plenty of angst and turmoil. That was a five star album by any standard. The Stones' Super Bowl performance of "Start Me Up" was truly great. Both of these acts still have plenty to offer, especially in concert.
I'm not a big Springsteen fan,I don't have any of his stuff in my collection but I do appreciate what he does.I have never heard this tune before.Not bad.I may need to check into Devils and Dust...
mattt wrote:
That was my thought. "Hm. He said it was Bruce Springsteen, but he sounds like Neil Diamond." (Not that there's anything wrong with that. I heard that Diamond's latest album was actually quite good--a back-to-his-roots type thing. I was going to pick it up until I learned it was one of Sony's infamous root kit albums. Pass. I wonder how many sales that whole mess cost them? And, yes, I said here in public I was going to buy a Neil Diamond album. What of it?) -mt-
Hey, I like Neil Diamonds early stuff - up through Brother Love's Travelin' Salvation Show. Saw him in concert in 1971 and he rocked the place!
algrif wrote:
Not a fan of BS I usually vote hime somewhere south of 5. But here he sounds like Neil Diamond.
That was my thought. "Hm. He said it was Bruce Springsteen, but he sounds like Neil Diamond." (Not that there's anything wrong with that. I heard that Diamond's latest album was actually quite good--a back-to-his-roots type thing. I was going to pick it up until I learned it was one of Sony's infamous root kit albums. Pass. I wonder how many sales that whole mess cost them? And, yes, I said here in public I was going to buy a Neil Diamond album. What of it?) -mt-
steeler wrote:
Why is he full of himself? I keep hearing this kind of comment from his detractors, and I agree with what jakeinprogress posted below. He is genuine enough to me, and has been putting out good music for 30-some years, along with spirited, energetic live performances. The man exudes integrity Seems to me that he tries to stretch himself musically, and, sometimes, that results in missing the mark. So what? Just because you don't like his music doesn't make him full of himself. I'm really curious, though. Anyone?
I agree with you - where's the overweaning pride and smugness usually associated with being "full of himself"? I don't hear it and I don't see it in his recent actions. He's commenting on the world at large, especially the current monkey administration. Musically the CD doesn't do much for me but I appreciate the sentiment and the effort. More than I can do!
a simple song....2 chords....a rough voice.....but what a surprise...seems like the boss's stuff of the 80's.... and I like!!!
I don't OWN any Bruce, but I have respect and admiration for his energy, his love of his fans, and his writing skills. That said, I think this is a very FINE CD.
Hey.... I've heard of this guy. Didn't he do some stuff in the 80's? :stupid: ">
Not a fan of BS I usually vote hime somewhere south of 5. But here he sounds like Neil Diamond. So I can actually give him a 5 What a surprise!! :eyes:
Mugro wrote:
... so they should just focus on their grandchildren and leave the music making to someone else.
Uh, Bruce isn't there yet.
indypaul wrote:
Because, like it or not, they don't have that angst and turmoil anymore. They may actually be, "oh my god!", happy with their lives. Bruce's comments are now regarding others in his world, not just himself. This contradicts the "full of himself" comment below. Maybe you should grow up too!
If they are so happy then they should stop trying to write music. It is obvious that they needed angst in their lives to be truly creative, so they should just focus on their grandchildren and leave the music making to someone else.
Proudly submitting the 1st '1' rating for this... song.
Mugro wrote:
He is trying his best to be Bob Dylan. Funny, but Bob wasn't from OK either.... Why can't bands like Springsteen and the Rolling Stones see that they are now insulting us by phoning their performances in? Why not return to your glory days of the late 60s, early 70s and give us songs of angst and turmoil like you produced then?
Because, like it or not, they don't have that angst and turmoil anymore. They may actually be, "oh my god!", happy with their lives. Bruce's comments are now regarding others in his world, not just himself. This contradicts the "full of himself" comment below. Maybe you should grow up too!
mikec wrote:
Yes! Springsteen is way overrated and full of himself in my opinion.
Why is he full of himself? I keep hearing this kind of comment from his detractors, and I agree with what jakeinprogress posted below. He is genuine enough to me, and has been putting out good music for 30-some years, along with spirited, energetic live performances. The man exudes integrity Seems to me that he tries to stretch himself musically, and, sometimes, that results in missing the mark. So what? Just because you don't like his music doesn't make him full of himself. I'm really curious, though. Anyone?
algrif wrote:
Phew. I thought I was the only one in the world who felt that way. I just couldn't care less for either him or his music. I can't even be bothered to click the a 5 !! :sleep:
Yes! Springsteen is way overrated and full of himself in my opinion.
Lazy8 wrote:
OK, I like the song. I like his music. But he's from frigging New Jersey--where does he get the Okie accent?
He is trying his best to be Bob Dylan. Funny, but Bob wasn't from OK either.... Why can't bands like Springsteen and the Rolling Stones see that they are now insulting us by phoning their performances in? Why not return to your glory days of the late 60s, early 70s and give us songs of angst and turmoil like you produced then?
kazuma wrote:
Best live performer I ever saw, back in the day. But everything I've heard from him in the last 20 years sounds like someone else imitating him, and badly at that.
Completely disagree, except on the live performer comment. He may have already done his best work, but this solo release is right up there w/ Nebraska, imo.
StellarSwarm wrote:
I've never felt moved by Springsteen's music. In all fairness, that is to say I've never been moved to seek it out, nor have I been moved to burn copies of it in the street. Therefore, I'll give a "middle of the road" 5.
Phew. I thought I was the only one in the world who felt that way. I just couldn't care less for either him or his music. I can't even be bothered to click the a 5 !! :sleep:
I've never felt moved by Springsteen's music. In all fairness, that is to say I've never been moved to seek it out, nor have I been moved to burn copies of it in the street. Therefore, I'll give a "middle of the road" 5.
anyone else hear "Lips Like Sugar" in the guitar riff?
When I think of Bruce these days, he reminds me of his own song 'Glory Days.' Except now he's the guy in the bar.
Okay, please follow this song with Neil Diamond's, Coming to America. Seriously.
Lazy8 wrote:
OK, I like the song. I like his music. But he's from frigging New Jersey--where does he get the Okie accent?
Is that any wierder than Green Day sounding like Cokney Punks?
Best live performer I ever saw, back in the day. But everything I've heard from him in the last 20 years sounds like someone else imitating him, and badly at that.
:drummer: :guitarist: :jump: Gracias...
I haven't heard any of D & D, until now. Quite a good tune.
thewiseking wrote:
springsteens persona is manufactured entirely. it is a strange amalgam. he channels bob dylan, woodie guthrie, brando, james dean, and al pacino all at once. yet, after all these years he has branded himself, and the guy is totally revered. go figure.
Great. Another authenticity rant. What a poser that Springsteen is. After all Dylan, Guthrie, Brando, Dean, and Pacino were all sui generis. Can't you just say he isn't your cup of tea and leave the self-credentializing laundry list out?
Lazy8 wrote:
OK, I like the song. I like his music. But he's from frigging New Jersey--where does he get the Okie accent?
springsteens persona is manufactured entirely. it is a strange amalgam. he channels bob dylan, woodie guthrie, brando, james dean, and al pacino all at once. yet, after all these years he has branded himself, and the guy is totally revered. go figure.
:yell: BBBBBBBBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRUCE
I prefer the version done by Southside Johnny on his Better Days album.
OK, I like the song. I like his music. But he's from frigging New Jersey--where does he get the Okie accent?
Hate him or love him, this is one excellent tune.
AWESOME. One of my faves from the new album! Wheeeeeeeee.
GOBOSSGO!!!! :yell: