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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 11:16 pm    Post subject: Bruce Springsteen  Reply with quote

I'm off to see Bruce Springsteen next week.  When people ask me what's Alan Hull like I say "like Bruce Springsteen, but he (AH) can sing."
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 4:34 pm    Post subject: Bruce Springsteen Reply with quote

Good line, Nothing But!

I never got what the fuss was with Mr Springsteen, I don't care for him much myself.

Maybe I wasn't Born to Run. Give me Born at the Right Time - any time!
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny thing is I don't listen to Bruce normally.  If it comes on the radio I'll even turn it off.  I can't get past the gravelly voice and indecipherable lyrics.  But the live performance is brilliant. I liked him more after I found out that "Born in the USA is NOT a nationalistic rant.
Looking forward to playing count the bandanas on the way. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid that I never even got as far as wondering whether Born in the USA was a nationalistic rant or nor. I never even noticed that the lyrics were indecipherable, as I never felt moved to know what they were.  

I know that people love but I for one am more interested in Bruce Forsyth.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was terrible.  Poor sound. Loud vibrating bass. A cacophony, or just plain cack.  Couldn't  distinguish the lyrics. Sound didn't match the screen. Bruce Forsyth would have been better.  He finished with "Shout," appropriately.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have my sympathies, Nothingbut.

It's funny how gigs are always absolutely brilliant or else a big disappointment.

I'll bet that all his die-hard fans went totally mental and thought that what they were being subjected to was really great. There's nothing like an inexplicable and unmerited positive / ecstatic reaction to make you feel completely alienated.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know the feeling. I saw Gordon Lightfoot a couple of weeks ago. Another brilliant singer/songwriter, but sadly age has taken its toll. He got through it without gusto and by trying unsuccessfully for the high notes. It really didn't sound like him at all. To his credit, he didn't fluff anything but the high notes, and even attempted a couple of weak jokes. There wasn't a lot of repartee apart from that, which I thought odd from someone who writes songs about, or inspired by, events. I wasn't the only one who applauded in token fashion, and people behind me didn't return after the interval. But as you say, there were the die-hards who thought he was wonderful whatever. I'm glad they enjoyed it, but I found it very disappointing.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deary me! Like Shakespeare said:

"I wasted time, and now doth time waste me".

I know that, because I saw it on a postage stamp recently.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My daughters took me to see E**** J*** (daren't mention him by name) at the local Football stadium 12 years ago. I'd seen him in 1975 at Leeds Uni and that was great, but the Portman Road gig was dreadful. Overloaded speakers producing painfully loud distorted sound (or maybe he is distorted?). Never again.
In total contrast, every Lindisfarne (and related) gig I have been to has been a real pleasure. Last week at Beverley, the sound quality was excellent and the music wasn't bad either!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes, E J - I know who you mean. I never rated him either, so I don't think I would be disappointed in the unlikely event that I ever went to one of his concerts.


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