Sat Eye Candy: Bruce Springsteen


With Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band kicking off a new world tour next week in San Jose, CA, we thought it would be appropriate to offer up a smattering of choice live cuts to warm the blood and limber up our throats to shout, "B-R-U-C-E!" with appropriate vigor.

Find full tour dates here and check out primo reviews of '09 shows so far on the Backstreets site, one of the finest resources for Springsteen info out there.

The man really knows how to work an audience, eh?

Here, the sweatiest man in mainstream rock 'n' roll delivers a stirring version of "the greatest song ever written about America."

Let's keep the folky vibe rolling with Springsteen's throaty takes on Dylan and Creedence.

We've kept the band in the wings long enough. Here's some vintage E Street glory for ya!

This ranks up there with the best performances of this E Street staple, epic and intimate all at once.

We shoot back to 1975 for this invitation to "come out tonight." They do throw a good party.

A workingman singing about a steel-driving man with the Seeger Sessions Band at St. Luke's Church.

Springsteen joins U2 at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame for a stirring version of the Irish lads' classic.

Few artists are able to make epic things feel personal, yet Springsteen succeeds in this regard over & over & over, never more so than this stunning song.

For all his gravitas, Bruce can get nice 'n' dirty sometimes. To wit, this salute to coppertop gals.

"Radio Nowhere" is one of Springsteen's recent best, and this performance is pretty dang good.

We conclude this week's Eye Candy with Bruce and the boys (and girls) in Barcelona, Spain in 2003 doing what they do so, so well – proving it all night long.

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[Published on: 3/28/09]

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sbittman Sat 3/28/2009 12:16PM
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theragman starstarstarstarstar Sat 3/28/2009 12:38PM
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^no kidding, man.

nobody's allowed to hate on Bruce until they've heard that live album. The whole thing is epic.

fishbone1 star Sat 3/28/2009 01:08PM
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D.B.Higdon starstarstarstarstar Sat 3/28/2009 02:23PM
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Great! The E Street Bands' sound continues to grow; they just added two backup singers to this tour. I'm ready to do the E Street Shuffle next month.

MusicPub starstarstarstarstar Sat 3/28/2009 06:25PM
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bloggersrlosers starstarstarstarstar Sat 3/28/2009 07:34PM
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The rest of the lyrics to This Land is your Land, most pretend like the end of this song doesn't exist...

The sun comes shining as I was strolling

The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling

The fog was lifting a voice come chanting

This land was made for you and me

As I was walkin' - I saw a sign there

And that sign said - no tress passin'

But on the other side .... it didn't say nothin!

Now that side was made for you and me!

In the squares of the city - In the shadow of the steeple

Near the relief office - I see my people

And some are grumblin' and some are wonderin'

If this land's still made for you and me.

SmashySmashy Sun 3/29/2009 09:13AM
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mateotee Sun 3/29/2009 10:23AM
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Mr_McDankenstein Sun 3/29/2009 10:32PM
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When The Boss comes around and hears all this. He's gonna fire each and ever one of you.

ProfessorArgus starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/30/2009 06:17AM
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That Jungleland is smoking. Can't wait for the Meadowlands shows.

Shogun_of_Harlem starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/30/2009 06:29AM
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matotee, you're uninteresting and boring. I saw Bruce last summer and it was one of the best shows I've ever seen. That includes over 60 Phish shows and 40 Panic shows. The E Street band is still the shit.

Fox_Mulder Mon 3/30/2009 07:28AM
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mateotee Mon 3/30/2009 08:54AM
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ProfessorArgus starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/30/2009 02:41PM
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You hear Vegas calling his name? Bruce and the E Street band had one of the highest grossing tours last year.

Most of the jambands today have been influenced by Bruce in some capacity. One of the greatest rock songwriters ever.

mateotee Mon 3/30/2009 05:50PM
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So shitty music sells a lot of tickets. Not proof of greatness. Celine Dion sells a lot of tickets, too. Is it because she writes great songs?

goldphish1 starstarstarstarstar Wed 4/1/2009 05:50AM
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Shitty music? Until you've given a good listen to "The Wild, The Innocent, and E Street Shuffle" you have no right to hate on Bruce. One of the greatest rock albums ever. I laugh at your ignorance.