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The words and music of Bruce Springsteen
The words and music of Bruce Springsteen
by:Kirkpatrick, Rob.
"The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen provides a comprehensive and coherent look at the work of a thoroughly complex and persistently captivating artist." "Bruce Springsteen enjoys a popularity that has transcended generations. His 1975 album Born to Run was voted the most popular album of all time in a recently published Zagat survey; his 1984 album Born in the U.S.A. spawned seven Top Ten singles while selling more than 20 million copies; and his 2002 album The Rising was regarded by many critics as the most poignant artistic reaction to 9/11." "Springsteen, now in his 50s, has evolved from an over-hyped version of the "next Bob Dylan," to the "future of rock and roll" in the mid-1970s, to a pop culture icon in Reagan America, to a 21st-century populist voice. His career has been covered many times over, yet many of the complexities and apparent contradictions of Springsteen's music remain unresolved. These include his hard-rock influenced musical background; his movement from themes of rebellion and isolation in his early work to those of a more populist complexion later on; and his contribution in the 1980s to a conservative patriotism - despite his albums' close association with the music and ideas of Woody Guthrie. Springsteen presents an extremely compelling subject as a result of all these influences and epochs, and it is through his music that we can find new ways of understanding his art, his life, and even his country." "After a brief biographical treatment, Kirkpatrick considers all of Springsteen's significant albums in chronological order. In addition to a probing musical analysis, the book offers a guide to Springsteen's lyrical themes and motifs, allowing readers a coherent insight into the complicated nature of the artist's underlying concerns, influences, and ideas. Rounding out the volume is a consideration of Springsteen's legacy as a songwriter and musician, as well as appendices including a bibliography and a complete discography."--Jacket.
Westport, Conn. :Praeger Publishers, 2007.
Book
ISBN: 0275989380, 9780275989385
OCLC: 71790093

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Bruce springsteen and philosophy
Bruce springsteen and philosophy
by Auxier, Randall E.,
New York :Open Court, 2011.
eBook
ISBN: 0812697774, 9780812697773
Bruce Springsteen and the promise of rock 'n' roll
Bruce Springsteen and the promise of rock 'n' roll
by Dolan, Marc,
New York :W.W. Norton, 2013.
Book
ISBN: 039334584X, 9780393345841
Songs
Songs
by Springsteen, Bruce.
London :Virgin, 2003.
Book
ISBN: 0753508621, 9780753508626
Down thunder road : the making of Bruce Springsteen
Down thunder road : the making of Bruce Springsteen
by Eliot, Marc.
New York :Simon & Schuster, ©1992.
Book
ISBN: 0671868985, 9780671789336, 0671789333, 9780671868987
Counting down Bruce Springsteen : his 100 finest songs
Counting down Bruce Springsteen : his 100 finest songs
by Beviglia, Jim.
eBook
ISBN: 1442230665, 9781442230668
Bruce Springsteen, cultural studies and the runaway American dream
Bruce Springsteen, cultural studies and the runaway American dream
by Womack, Kenneth,
eBook
ISBN: 9781317171157, 1317171144, 9781315570396, 1317171160, 1472461053, 1315570394, 9781409404972, 1317171152, 1409404978, 9781317171164, 9781472461056, 9781317171140
Magic in the night : the words and music of Bruce Springsteen
Magic in the night : the words and music of Bruce Springsteen
by Kirkpatrick, Rob.
London :Souvenir, 2009.
Book
ISBN: 0285638548, 9780285638549
In the houses of the Holy : Led Zeppelin and the power of rock music
In the houses of the Holy : Led Zeppelin and the power of rock music
by Fast, Susan.
Oxford ;Oxford University Press, 2001.
Book
ISBN: 0195147235, 9780195117561, 0195117565, 9780195147230
Born in the U.S.A. : Bruce Springsteen and the American tradition
Born in the U.S.A. : Bruce Springsteen and the American tradition
by Cullen, Jim,
Middletown, Conn. :Wesleyan University Press, 2005.
Book
ISBN: 9780819567611, 0819567612
Reading the boss : interdisciplinary approaches to the works of Bruce Springsteen
Reading the boss : interdisciplinary approaches to the works of Bruce Springsteen
by Harde, Roxanne.
Lanham, Md. :Lexington Books, ©2010.
Book
ISBN: 0739145363, 9780739145357, 0739145355, 9780739145364
Working on a dream : the progressive political vision of Bruce Springsteen
Working on a dream : the progressive political vision of Bruce Springsteen
by Masciotra, David.
New York :Continuum, 2010.
Book
ISBN: 0826425054, 9780826425058
Bruce Springsteen and the American soul : essays on the songs and influence of a cultural icon
Bruce Springsteen and the American soul : essays on the songs and influence of a cultural icon
by DePauw University.
Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland & Co., 2011.
Book
ISBN: 0786459085, 9780786459087
Rock folk
Rock folk
by Lydon, Michael.
New York :Citadel Underground, 1990.
Book
ISBN: 0806512067, 9780806512068
Songwriting secrets : Bruce Springsteen
Songwriting secrets : Bruce Springsteen
by Rooksby, Rikky.
San Francisco, CA :Backbeat Books, 2005.
Book
ISBN: 9780879308360, 0879308362
Maximum Bruce : [the unauthorised biography of Bruce Springsteen]
Maximum Bruce : [the unauthorised biography of Bruce Springsteen]
by Rodway, Keith.
[England] :Chrome Dreams, ℗2002.
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The Beatles as musicians : Revolver through the Anthology
The Beatles as musicians : Revolver through the Anthology
by Everett, Walter,
New York :Oxford University Press, 1999.
Book
ISBN: 9780195095531, 9780195129410, 0195129415, 0195095537
Mark E. Smith and the Fall : art, music and politics
Mark E. Smith and the Fall : art, music and politics
by Goddard, Michael,
eBook
ISBN: 9781409403920, 9781317100478, 1317100476, 0754668673, 1409403920, 9780754668671
The moral passion of Bruce Springsteen
The moral passion of Bruce Springsteen
by Primeaux, Patrick.
San Francisco :International Scholars Publications, 1996.
Book
ISBN: 1573090379, 9781573090360, 1573090360, 9781573090377
Bruce Springsteen : in focus 1980-2012
Bruce Springsteen : in focus 1980-2012
by Rothenberg, Debra L.,
Book
ISBN: 9781938501517, 1938501519