Working on a Dream: Springsteen’s most misunderstood and underappreciated album

The epic “Outlaw Pete” and the ridiculous ode to unrequited love, “Queen of the Supermarket,” are effectively parodies of Mr. Springsteen’s earlier work, standing as strong songs on their own and bringing new meaning to classics from “Jungleland” to “Cynthia.”  Call it Bruce Springsteen meets Warren Zeavon. Working on a Dream is perhaps Bruce Springsteen’s… Continue reading Working on a Dream: Springsteen’s most misunderstood and underappreciated album

My father’s favorite Springsteen song

My father was a car guy and “Racing in the Street” was a natural choice for him in many ways, but the darkness underlying the song hints at unexplained emotional depths, mirroring some of his own demons, and how he wished something better for his own children. My father passed away a year ago this… Continue reading My father’s favorite Springsteen song