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Massive fan as well - waiting for the day that a tour to Australia gets announced but I'd probably be willing to fly anywhere to see him in concert.

Favourite songs (not in order):

- Leah
- Long Time Comin'
- Blinded by the Light
- Hungry Heart
- Someday We'll Be Together
- Jungleland
- Thunder Road
- The Promised Land
- Born to Run
- Lucky Town
- The River

Awesome, awesome artist.
 

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Neil Young is my favourite artist of all time, but Bruce is the only other that I have similar admiration for. His credibility has never wavered and that is not common.

A genuine legend.
 

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Massive fan as well - waiting for the day that a tour to Australia gets announced but I'd probably be willing to fly anywhere to see him in concert.

Favourite songs (not in order):

- Leah
- Long Time Comin'
- Blinded by the Light
- Hungry Heart
- Someday We'll Be Together
- Jungleland
- Thunder Road
- The Promised Land
- Born to Run
- Lucky Town
- The River

Awesome, awesome artist.
Yeah I'm the same. I'd probably pay over a grand to see him. Spewing I wasn't into him that much when he was here in 03

I'm glad other people like him as much as me. He is amazing. Jungleland is the greatest song I have ever heard and will ever hear.

Shifty, Manfred Mann's version of Blinded By The Light is much better IMO, I don't mind Bruce's acoustic one though.

Do you guys have the Darkness Box set? WOWWWWWWWWWWWW

Jim, he is very modest as well. The fame never got to his head and he said he has not played one note for the money, he's so ****ing cool too.

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Have not heard a better cover anywhere than Higher and Higher.

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RIP C.
 

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Oh Josh. :heart:

Favourite songs?
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No Surrender is my favorite Bruce song. The original is good aswell, but this version is perfect.

Any song from Nebraska would also be my favorite.
 

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Never been a big fan of Nebraska at all to be honest. I like Atlantic City, but even then, I prefer the full band version.

This is a ripper version of No Surrender though.
 

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Massive fan here. Would be amazing to see him play live.

Cryuff14 said:
Do you guys have the Darkness Box set? WOWWWWWWWWWWWW
Bought it for myself for Christmas last year, and spent Christmas night watching the Houston '78 concert. Geez it was awesome :thumbsu::thumbsu::thumbsu:
 

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Post your favourite songs people!

Btw, I can't express my thanks enough for you doing that thing, absolutely amazing.

Think I am going to do something similar now, in this thread after reading through your thing. Although it will be nowhere near as good as yours.
 

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Nicky - Check out Greetings From Asbury Park & The Wild The Innocent & The E-Street Shuffle. As well as Darkness On The Edge of Town if you haven't already.

Thunder Road, great track.
 

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Backstreets
Brilliant Disguise
Badlands
Tenth Avenue Freeze Out
Wreck On The Highway
Dancing In The Dark
Hungry Heart
Atlantic City
Stolen Car
Sandy

And Born To Run of course, but that'd be wasting one. It is to Bruce what Bohemian Rhapsody is to Queen.

I really should give the newer stuff another try.
 

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Ron, how ****ing amazing is Backstreets? It goes without saying really. A masterpiece of a song.

The Rising & Magic are great albums.
 

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One of my favourites

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IMO, the greatest song of all time.

I like him and am going to devote some energy in discovering his back catalogues.:thumbsu:
I think you can buy his first seven studio albums (generally considered his best work, although it's all quality) as a box set at JB Hi-Fi for about $50.
 

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Ron, how ****ing amazing is Backstreets? It goes without saying really. A masterpiece of a song.

The Rising & Magic are great albums.
Such an evocative song. Live versions are usually better than the studio track.

Hammersmith Odeon '75 version. The DVD that came with the Born To Run 30th anniversary box is the single greatest music video I own.

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Love the great man. At the moment, really digging "Loose Change," "One Step Up," "Independence Day" and "Growin' Up." He's a truly brilliant artist.
 

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Such an evocative song. Live versions are usually better than the studio track.

Hammersmith Odeon '75 version. The DVD that came with the Born To Run 30th anniversary box is the single greatest music video I own.

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I like the later versions of Backstreets. Sure, this and the one on the Darkness/River/BIT USA Tours are good, but I LOVE the version from the NYC DVD, and from the WOAD Tour.

Hold tight guys, my top (favourite) 60 shall begin today...
 

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61) Murder Incorporated

So the comfort that you keep's a gold-plated, snub-nosed .32

Not quite sure why this doesn’t get more plays. It is a real belter, pumps you up, would be a great show opener. Would have been right at home on Darkness. Has you rocking from go to woe. Bruce leaves nobody behind on this and you’re taken on a six minute power ride, and there is no time for stopping.

This was initially recorded back in 1982 with the Born In The USA sessions, but did not see an official release until the release of greatest hits in 1995. From the get go it sounds like classic Springsteen. The thud of Max’s drums, followed with the intro of the guitars. The organs feature prominently too.

And for the next six minutes, you feel compelled to tap your foot to the beat and fill with anger, because let’s face it, this song doesn’t exactly put a smile on your face. That’s not to say songs need to have a happy vibe about them to enjoy them. The sax solo feels like it’s just been shoved in for the sake of it. But somehow Bruce managed to make it work. Nils’ wows us with a blistering solo before the bridge and we are treated to one final verse and raspy Bruce belts out a “I could tell you were just frustrated livin with Murder Incoporated.” Bruce struts his stuff and nearly sets his guitar on fire, Stevie throws a punch back (much like the Saint duel at Hammersmith), but Bruce shows why he’s Boss.

Before you know it that six minutes is up and you still feel full of energy and want to continue the fist up as if you were in the pit, even though you’re sitting down at home.


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