Bruce Springsteen’s Atlantic City:  The personal and the universal connect in a timeless and versatile classic

The entire Nebraska album was recorded by Bruce Springsteen alone in his house on a 4-track cassette.  At points, you can hear the creak of the rocking chair he sat in, but these meager beginnings do not limit the songs’ collective scope, power, and impact.  “Atlantic City” combines it all in one haunting track. Bruce… Continue reading Bruce Springsteen’s Atlantic City:  The personal and the universal connect in a timeless and versatile classic

My Hometown: Springsteen’s 1984 classic is the timeless tale of our own era and proof he’s worth every penny

The country is still convulsed with racial tension, frequently culminating in riots.  The riots and unrest have claimed countless businesses on countless streets, and the manufacturing industry that once was the heartbeat of America remains largely in decline.  Springsteen could release the song next week and it would remain as powerful as it was 40… Continue reading My Hometown: Springsteen’s 1984 classic is the timeless tale of our own era and proof he’s worth every penny