Magic

by Richard on October 25, 2007

The Boss is back in charge: The Daily Telegraph reviews Bruce Springsteen’s latest album. (If you haven’t heard it yet, do yourself a favour.)

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Kim 10.25.07 at 6:57 pm

What a boss boss - and 57! And what an album! Among many goodies, it constitutes a devastating attack on the Bush administration and what it’s done to America -

“The wise men were all fools”

“The speculators made their money
On the blood you shed”

“Now our city of peace has crumbled
Our book of faith’s been tossed
And I’m just out here searchin’
For my own piece of the cross”

- but anger is engulfed in pity and lament at a nation in exile, which are themselves transfomed by longing and hope: “It’s gonna be a long walk home” alright - but he’s gonna get there!

And don’t be fooled: while this is a wiser Springsteen, calm in adversity, boy, does he still rock!

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malc 10.25.07 at 8:54 pm

Wow, I gave this to my dad for his birthday three weeks ago, what has The Telegraph been waiting for?? A general concensus perhaps?? A “we’ll wait to see what everyone else says first” kinda thing I supose.

Actually Richard, what are you doing reading The Telegraph???

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dh 10.25.07 at 10:31 pm

Kim, if the “boss” instead of “attacking Bush” would have implied with all of those terms “the leaders of the terrorists”

Wise men were fools. (refering to the leaders of the terrorists)
speculators made money for the blood you shed. (referring to the leaders of the terrorists)
Faith has been tossed (referring to the faith of the leaders of the terrorists)

I might agree with the “boss” I just can’t agree with his statements, analysis and I find his statements to be a total waste of time. I feel for his “search for Christ”. I pray he will realize how sin in the world affects these issues as opposed to thinking that defending ourselves against the terrorists as being wrong.

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Richard 10.25.07 at 11:32 pm

Malcolm, Malcolm — look at the date of the review: 13th Sept. It’s an old piece, but because I don’t read the Torygraph I only came across it today. (It was Mrs Hall who found it. She’s an even bigger fan of Brucie than I am)

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malc 10.27.07 at 5:00 pm

Why would I have read the review?? I already know that it’s a great album, despite the fact that The Torygraph are endorsing it!!

DH - remember that Bruce does have a history of being disaproving of occupational wars by the US, ‘Born In The USA’ for example is not the jingoistic song that many assume (see the film ‘Canadian Bacon’).

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paul 10.30.07 at 12:24 pm

an aging hippie,rocker etc. agrees with all the above why The Torygraph!!1
now go and hear Chrome Dreams11 Neil Young.An oldy but a goody.

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