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Old 03-05-2006, 03:58 PM   #1
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A few musical confessions for you to ponder (and laugh at)

1. I don't much like early Bruce. Born to Run is where it starts for me.

2. I have no idea why that triangle-toothed bear is a symbol for Radiohead.

3. Even after 20+ years, I still don't know which song goes with which title for a few of the songs on UF.
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1. I'm not allowed to say anything since I don't even have Darkness On The Edge Of Town. And I don't have his first 2 albums either, although there are some great songs on them. But most of the best versions of those songs were played during the Darkness Tour.


2. I have no idea either. I'm a casual Radiohead fan. I think it became a symbol for them during Kid A or so.


3. Now this is something to be worried about. To me it's on par with not having Bruce Springsteen's Darkness On The Edge Of Town. Maybe even worse.

Still, you have time to learn them by heart. Repeat after me:
A Sort Of Homecoming - Pride (In The Name Of Love) - Wire - The Unforgettable Fire - Promenade - 4th Of July - Bad - Indian Summer Sky - Elvis Presley And America - MLK
Now, that wasn't that difficult, was it?
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It ain't no thang, sister. We're none of us perfect, and I even own a Spin Doctors album from my childhood years.

In honesty, that one, lone sin probably more than trumps your three sins even when taken as a group. We all gots skeletons up in the closet, y'know?
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Wire - Promenade - 4th Of July - - Elvis Presley And America
It's when they're on shuffle that I'm completely lost.



See, here's a further confession: I've only really warmed up to that record in the past few years or so. I didn't really like it all that much when it was released.
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Re: A few musical confessions for you to ponder (and laugh at)

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2. I have no idea why that triangle-toothed bear is a symbol for Radiohead.

<---I have no idea either
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See, here's a further confession: I've only really warmed up to that record in the past few years or so. I didn't really like it all that much when it was released.


But from your words I can deduce that you do like it now.
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Well, it was so different from the first three, wasn't it. Change can be hard to like sometimes.
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<---I have no idea either
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I wish I knew, all I know is that they started using it after Kid A
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i dislike the wild the innocent and the e street shuffle as an album. so i can't argue with you there. but greetings rules.

radiohead suck.

i only bought UF about 4 or 5 years ago, so i don't have 20 years of possible listening. but in the few years i've had, i have no idea what half the songs are either. i never listen to that album.
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1) Although I don't dislike him, I do not own any Bruce albums. None.

2) Don't know, don't care.

3) Elvis Presley & America still trips me up a bit, but I think I'm good with the rest of them.

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1. I just don't really care for Bruce much, though some live stuff that I've heard sounds good.

2. Not a clue.

3. Unforgiveable. UF is, after all, the best album ever made.
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1. I like about half of Greetings, but love The Wild, The Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle (although Sandy is way overrated).

2. I like some Radiohead, but apparently not enough to know anything about this.

3. You're excused if you are referring to Indian Summer Sky and Elvis Presley & America...
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Re: A few musical confessions for you to ponder (and laugh at)

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1. I don't much like early Bruce. Born to Run is where it starts for me.

2. I have no idea why that triangle-toothed bear is a symbol for Radiohead.

3. Even after 20+ years, I still don't know which song goes with which title for a few of the songs on UF.
I like some early Bruce...otherwise these confessions could have been mine, too.
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