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One month I’ll be completely obsessed with Bob Dylan and the next Arcade Fire. I like early Elton John and David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. I listen to a lot of American bands. But I like listening to new bands, too.
I saw rock n’ roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen.
Following the example of Bruce Springsteen or Bob Seger, I wanted to have a band, a sound and a personality, yet maintain a singular position of being able to control and motivate the flow of things.
Bruce Springsteen gave people faith in rock & roll and in themselves again.
I heard Springsteen was an unhappy person. I don’t know, I haven’t read his biography. But a lot of people in my field should be a lot more unhappy than they are.
I’m guilty of being perceived as having narrow taste. I went after the artists that I thought were important – Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen and stuff.
I actually was consciously trying to emulate bands like Bruce Springsteen, and just trying to emulate what they do structurally.
I’m a big fan of Springsteen. Obviously, his social commentary is very powerful for me. I like his album ‘The Rising.’ It’s not a new one, but it sticks in my mind because of what it says to me.
I want to be like Bruce Springsteen or something, making songs that are relevant.
Springsteen’s ‘Thunder Road’ and Carole King’s ‘It’s Too Late’ are examples of why I am a singer/songwriter. I practice these songs every day. The melodies are timeless in the rock world, the lyrics are words that I need to say, and they need to be heard again.
A lot of political music to me can be rather pedantic and corny, and when it’s done right – like Bruce Springsteen or Jackson Browne or great satire from Randy Newman, there’s nothing better.
You go to a Springsteen show, and half of the people are there to party and forget about their cares, and they’re being drawn to this visceral experience. And then the other half, you know, has lived and died with his ‘Nebraska’ album and considers him one of the greatest poets.
I admire Bruce Springsteen because he’s a heroic person who has lots of integrity and has this incredible body of work that is so vital.
I’m a huge Springsteen fan.
And God help Bruce Springsteen when they decide he’s no longer God… They’ll turn on him, and I hope he survives it.
Bruce Springsteen really got any creative person’s dream career, and his good-heartedness and good-spiritedness are part of it: both because it made the people behind the scenes want to do their jobs that much better, but it also means that he connects with an audience in a way that holds them close.
The thing about Springsteen, his music, although he’s writing about, you know, New Jersey and Asbury Park, all of them places, it’s blue-collar towns that, like – it’s similar to Newcastle, where I’m from.
When you learn a Bruce Springsteen song, it’s like learning to ride a bike. You don’t forget it.
I’m into classic rock, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel.
I definitely listened to country music. I don’t think I listened to hair bands as much as I did Bruce Springsteen and U2 and Aerosmith.
His belief in the power of music to convey ideas – not just entertain – has filtered down to musicians in every field, from alt-rock to hip-hop, from Bruce Springsteen and U2 to Arcade Fire and Kanye West. Popular music is different because of Johnny Cash.
Both Springsteen and Michael Jackson, who had these huge productions, could always scale them back down to just a song and a melody. All of that influences me. I also try to be a fictional writer, and sometimes I get close, but the things that resonate the most with me – and with everyone else – is what’s real.
I had a ten-piece band when I was 21 years old, the Bruce Springsteen Band. This is just a slightly expanded version of a band I had before I ever signed a record contract. We had singers and horns.
I knew who Bruce Springsteen was before he had his first record.
I listen to WTF with Marc Maron, although I’m getting annoyed with him, he’s a bit too intrusive and fawning. But he’s done some great interviews in the past, like with David Simon, the writer of The Wire, and Bruce Springsteen. He gets fantastic guests. I just wish he let them talk more.
It’s like there’s the rest of the world, and then there’s America. Part of the reason I would really love continue to making music over here because so much of American music has inspired me, whether it’s Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen.
I learned a lot from Bruce Springsteen and David Chase.
I’ve always been a fan of Bruce Springsteen.
One of my favorite albums in the world is Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Nebraska.’ Each song has this very distinct character who has something profound to say.
I would say, from an all-around point of view, Bruce Springsteen is one of the two great poet lords of America, Bob Dylan, coming out of the music world, the two of them.
Springsteen – he’s the Lord God.
I have endless playlists on my iPod so will throw on, say, Bruce Springsteen or The Smiths, depending on what kind of day I’m going to have.
I am a big believer in Springsteen, I like his social comment; I like the commitment he puts into his work.
My dad dragged me to a Bruce Springsteen concert as a kid. It was my first concert, but I fell asleep in the middle. My second concert was Weezer on the ‘Pinkerton’ tour, and ‘Pinkerton’ is the reason why I’m doing this.
To me, my peers are Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger. I’m not talking age-wise, but in terms of careers. Madonna. Those are my peers. And I’m okay with that.
Sometimes, the songs that really affected me were not from the artist catalogue of their music, like the song ‘Thunder Road’ by Bruce Springsteen. I never got into any of his other music, but that song, to this day, is in my top three lyrical masterpieces of all time.
I really like the Doors. I like Kevin Spacey, Bruce Springsteen, Will Farrell, Reggie Watts, Tina Turner, who is also very hot, Tracy Chapman. Beethoven.
Seven-11 is the pulse-beat of America. I think that Bruce Springsteen should do a song about a 7-11 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, but write it in such a way that American’s youth can identify and slurp along with the Boss. Hail the Boss! Hail 7-11!
Sometimes, I’m driving along in my car, and a song from my high-school years comes on the radio: Springsteen’s ‘Thunder Road.’ Just the opening few chords make me want to roll down the window and let the wind blow back my hair.
Probably my favorite piece of music, as an album taken as a whole, is Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Greetings from Asbury Park.’ I just think it’s incredibly pure. It’s a sound that sort of broke new ground, and I think it paved the way for a hundred people that sound very similar.
I enjoy his concerts and OK, maybe – I can’t sing, I can’t dance, I can’t play the guitar, but I am going to go a long way if I keep following Springsteen.
My parents are music fans, even though neither of them play an instrument. I was exposed to their record collection, so I love everything from Joni Mitchell to Bruce Springsteen.
I’m a huge Springsteen fan, and yet if either he or Bob Dylan had to be erased from the world’s hard drive, I would save Bob Dylan’s work for sure – he’s the greater talent, and by leaps and bounds and skyscrapers and rocket blasts. But Bob Dylan is an alien to his public.
When you see a Bruce Springsteen or Tom Petty or Jackson Browne show, the impression you get is that you’d love to have a beer with them. That’s the image they project.
I was once an extra in a Bruce Springsteen video where they did a live performance video at Tramps. I forget the name of the song.
Growing up in Hitchin was comfortable and easy enough. My parents had some great records – and some not-so-great ones – and that’s where I got introduced to Motown and the Stones and Springsteen.
Bob Dylan and John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen, these are soul guys. Bruce Springsteen might not sing like Otis Redding, but he sings with white soul. He’s singing and he’s writing songs from the bottom of his gut.
It must be very strange to live in the world of Willie Nelson or Bruce Springsteen or Pearl Jam. I don’t know what kind of handle they have on their own loss of talent.
I’m on the phone with this guy, and he says to me, ‘People compare you to Bruce Springsteen. I don’t think you’ve written a song as good as ‘Dancing in the Dark’ or ‘I’m on Fire.” And all I could think was, ‘Me neither!’
I feel like I love a little bit of everything. I grew up listening to the stuff my parents liked, from Earth, Wind & Fire, Luther Vandross, Billy Joel to Bruce Springsteen and The Mommas & The Poppas.
Charles Manson loved the Beatles but didn’t understand them. Governor Chris Christie loves Bruce Springsteen but doesn’t understand him. And Paul Ryan is clueless about his favorite band, Rage Against the Machine.
At the ‘L.A. Times,’ I always wanted to write about artists I thought were meaningful. So I interviewed Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Eminem, White Stripes. And I could understand how almost everybody I interviewed had a sense of artistry.
It’s always Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Waits for me – the big three.