Tuesday, April 25, 2006

This is what it will look like, roughly

The fantastic website Backstreets.com reports from Bruce Springsteen’s and his new band’s first rehearsal show:
There was a political edge throughout the night, subtle yet unmistakable, particularly in the three-pack of "Devils & Dust," "Mrs. McGrath" (dedicated to Cindy Sheehan), and "How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?" […] Springsteen took the time to set up many of tonight's numbers, offering some history to introduce songs like "Old Dan Tucker" and "Eyes on the Prize." In all, the band performed eleven songs from the album plus "Buffalo Gals" from the flipside; and six Bruce-penned songs from his catalog: "Johnny 99," "Adam Raised a Cain," "Devils & Dust," "Open All Night," "My City of Ruins," and "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)."
In all, 20 songs were played and the show lasted just over two hours. I have written about the up-coming show in Stockholm and new album before (here and here), and the more I think of it, I really hope he will play “Tougher than the rest”. A little bit cheesy, I know, but I loved that guitar solo long before I ever heard of Pete Seeger or Wilco.


Anonymous Henrik Gustafsson said...

Tougher than the rest ? The guitar solo. Yes. But it feels like we have to wait until the the next E street band tour for that song. But who knows ?

Never heard the song live, but I think it has been performed at some of the "reunion/tracks" shows in 1999-2000 and even at The Rising tour 2002-2003. Not sure about the acoustic tour 2005. But Backstreets knows....

Of course a personal favourite. Even if the message in the song - for med personally- tends to be about different girls every year. Yes. Some of them has been for two years or even more.

And then remember that I have listened to the song since 1989.... Are we that old ?

25/4/06 09:34  
Blogger Eric Sundström said...

If we are that old? Remember "Thunderroad": maybe we ain't that young anymore...

25/4/06 20:20  
Blogger Anna, Fair and True said...

Read the first sentence very quickly and thought you were blogginh about Backstreet Boys! Didn't seem like you! ;)

26/4/06 21:40  

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