I just finished reading and enjoying an article on Bruce Springsteen in this week’s New Yorker. I recommend it, especially if you like the long New Yorker articles. This one is over 15,000 words.
I’ve mentioned Bruce before. Growing up in the 70s and 80s in Philadelphia you couldn’t miss him. I remember a radio promotion on one of the stations I listened to quoting a fan yelling, I guess outside a Springsteen concert “He’s the best. He’s Bruce. He’s the Boss!” Greetings from Asbury Park was one of the first cds I bought when the medium came out. And the older brother of the first love of my life — my high school girlfriend — was a huge fan, with cases of concert bootleg recordings. Some people unlucky enough to get caught with me when “This land is your land” came on had to hear my spotty history of the song.
Anyway, he’s one of my favorite musicians and I thought the article covered him well.