Springsteen Survivor - Born in the U.S.A. - Round 3 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
View Poll Results: Please vote for your least favorite.
Born in the U.S.A. 0 0%
Cover Me 4 33.33%
Downbound Train 3 25.00%
I'm on Fire 0 0%
No Surrender 3 25.00%
Dancing in the Dark 1 8.33%
My Hometown 1 8.33%
Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-22-2009, 04:28 PM   #1
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 82,606
Local Time: 04:15 AM
Springsteen Survivor - Born in the U.S.A. - Round 3

Please vote for your LEAST favorite.

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, the fabled TRIPLE ELIMINATION! "Darlington County" - GONE, "Bobby Jean" - GONE, "Glory Days" - GONE!

Out of 23(!) votes the results were:
Darlington County, Bobby Jean, Glory Days - 5
Born in the U.S.A., Cover Me, Downbound Train, My Hometown - 2

And the only two songs STILL without a vote are "I'm on Fire" and "Dancing in the Dark". (No Surrender also had zero votes last round).
__________________

__________________
bono_212 is offline  
Old 09-22-2009, 04:31 PM   #2
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 82,606
Local Time: 04:15 AM
The demise of Darlington County has made me a very unhappy camper
__________________

__________________
bono_212 is offline  
Old 09-22-2009, 04:32 PM   #3
Blue Crack Addict
 
phanan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: in the darkness on the edge of town
Posts: 25,240
Local Time: 07:15 AM
Cover Me, but I'll hold off for now. No Surrender is one of the best songs on this thing.
phanan is offline  
Old 09-22-2009, 04:40 PM   #4
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 82,606
Local Time: 04:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by phanan View Post
Cover Me, but I'll hold off for now. No Surrender is one of the best songs on this thing.
Don't worry too much, it looks like I'm the only one who doesn't think it's just the bee's knees.

I liked "No Surrender" right up until I found out about it being used as a campaign song, which kind of upped the cheese factor for me, and THEN I saw the Springsteen Without A Trace episode, and, in general, that episode was terrible, but the way they used "No Surrender" just completely turned me off the song for good.
__________________
bono_212 is offline  
Old 09-22-2009, 04:41 PM   #5
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
2861U2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: watching the Cubs
Posts: 4,257
Local Time: 07:15 AM
It's between No Surrender and DITD. I'll go with No Surrender this time.
2861U2 is offline  
Old 09-22-2009, 06:56 PM   #6
Blue Crack Addict
 
GirlsAloudFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 25,926
Local Time: 07:15 AM
I'm here to vote for whatever will help save "No Surrender."
GirlsAloudFan is offline  
Old 09-22-2009, 08:05 PM   #7
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 64,498
Local Time: 04:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by GirlsAloudFan View Post
I'm here to vote for whatever will help save "No Surrender."
.
corianderstem is offline  
Old 09-22-2009, 08:12 PM   #8
Blue Crack Supplier
 
martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Orange County and all over the goddamn place
Posts: 42,553
Local Time: 04:15 AM
Dammit. I like them all. And, LMP, you need a spankin'.
martha is offline  
Old 09-22-2009, 08:16 PM   #9
Blue Crack Addict
 
phanan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: in the darkness on the edge of town
Posts: 25,240
Local Time: 07:15 AM
Hopefully others will vote for Cover Me then.
phanan is offline  
Old 09-22-2009, 08:19 PM   #10
Blue Crack Addict
 
GirlsAloudFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 25,926
Local Time: 07:15 AM
Yeah, I'll go with Cover Me.
GirlsAloudFan is offline  
Old 09-22-2009, 08:42 PM   #11
Blue Crack Supplier
 
martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Orange County and all over the goddamn place
Posts: 42,553
Local Time: 04:15 AM
I'll go with Cover Me, then as well. It was going to be My Hometown. Next time.
martha is offline  
Old 09-23-2009, 01:47 AM   #12
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 64,498
Local Time: 04:15 AM
Cover Me? Works for me.
corianderstem is offline  
Old 09-23-2009, 02:15 AM   #13
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 82,606
Local Time: 04:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by martha View Post
Dammit. I like them all. And, LMP, you need a spankin'.
He has indeed angered me as well
__________________
bono_212 is offline  
Old 09-23-2009, 02:36 AM   #14
LMP
Blue Crack Supplier
 
LMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 37,609
Local Time: 06:15 AM
I'm not the biggest fan of this album, so pick a cheek and swing away.
LMP is offline  
Old 09-23-2009, 04:00 AM   #15
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 56,997
Local Time: 11:15 PM
does everyone like my hometown?

cobl04 is offline  
Old 09-23-2009, 08:00 AM   #16
Refugee
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 2,155
Local Time: 11:15 PM
I'd vote Downbound Train off. It breaks no ground in particular and is too much in the BITUSA 'formula' for my liking. It has a certain feel of auto-pilot to it. Did Bruce ever play it live very much? Not in the relatively few live recordings I have.
AndrewCowley is offline  
Old 09-23-2009, 08:10 AM   #17
Blue Crack Addict
 
phanan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: in the darkness on the edge of town
Posts: 25,240
Local Time: 07:15 AM
I find that it actually breaks away from the typical formula. A lot of the songs are fun rocking tunes, like Cover Me, Darlington County, Working On The Highway, Glory Days, etc. Downbound Train has a darker edge to it, much like the title track and I'm On Fire, which makes it stand out a bit more.

Together, Downbound Train and I'm On Fire is the best part of Born In The U.S.A.
phanan is offline  
Old 09-23-2009, 08:21 AM   #18
Blue Crack Addict
 
GirlsAloudFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 25,926
Local Time: 07:15 AM
I've always just strongly connected with the lyric of Downbound Train. It's classic, simple but effective Bruce poetry, a great lyric, and it's delivered really well. Especially the section that starts with "Last night, I heard your voice..."

Heart-wrenching stuff.

And then the drums kick back in on "Now I swing a sledgehammer..." !

Ahhhh, good shit Brucie.
GirlsAloudFan is offline  
Old 09-23-2009, 08:22 AM   #19
Blue Crack Supplier
 
martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Orange County and all over the goddamn place
Posts: 42,553
Local Time: 04:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by phanan View Post
Together, Downbound Train and I'm On Fire is the best part of Born In The U.S.A.
And my crush grows just that much more.
martha is offline  
Old 09-23-2009, 08:22 AM   #20
Blue Crack Supplier
 
martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Orange County and all over the goddamn place
Posts: 42,553
Local Time: 04:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LMP View Post
I'm not the biggest fan of this album, so pick a cheek and swing away.
Don't make me stop this car.
__________________

martha is offline  
 

Tags
springsteen, survivor

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Springsteen Survivor - Born in the U.S.A. - Round 2 bono_212 Lemonade Stand Archive 16 09-22-2009 08:08 PM
Springsteen Survivor - Born in the U.S.A. - Round 1 bono_212 Lemonade Stand Archive 18 09-20-2009 06:23 AM
Springsteen Survivor - Nebraska - Round 5 bono_212 Lemonade Stand Archive 14 09-18-2009 11:51 PM
New Bruce Springsteen releases DiGi Lemonade Stand Archive 9 11-03-2003 12:39 PM
Never tired of it: Bruce Springsteen appreciation thread Popmartijn Lemonade Stand Archive 25 04-01-2003 07:31 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×