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Old 04-02-2009, 04:20 PM   #46
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don't forget Tunnel of Love. that was 1987. there's some dated production, but the second half is almost flawless.

i'm mildly sympathetic to WOAD. i find it pleasant.
True, I tend to forget that one. It doesn't have the huge singles of BITUSA and it isn't as infamous as Human Touch.

I don't like my Bruce Springsteen pleasant. It doesn't wear well on him. He's brilliant, but Queen Of The Supermarket is almost unforgivable.
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:22 PM   #47
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but Queen Of The Supermarket is almost unforgivable.

i realize i'm well in the minority on this one, but i really like that one -- it's intentionally demented, and the joke sustains for the duration of the song.

i just wish that the narrator said that he, and not her smile, would "blow this whole fucking place apart."

then it would have been really brilliant.
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I like Queen of the Supermarket... a lot actually
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don't forget Tunnel of Love. that was 1987. there's some dated production, but the second half is almost flawless.

i'm mildly sympathetic to WOAD. i find it pleasant.
Tunnel Of Love was his last classic from that early period, and then he went into a funk for a while before The Rising emerged.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:50 PM   #51
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Springsteen should just take his time and not release an album every 1 or 2 years. Magic was fairly decent, but Working on a dream is just boring imo.
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