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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 : American poet and prophet
Bruce Springsteen : American poet and prophet
by Deardorff, Donald L.
eBook
ISBN: 1306373875, 9780810884274, 9781306373876, 0810884275
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 : the stories behind the songs
Bruce Springsteen : the stories behind the songs
by Hiatt, Brian,
Book
ISBN: 9781419734830, 1419734830
American lonesome : the work of Bruce Springsteen
American lonesome : the work of Bruce Springsteen
by Cologne-Brookes, Gavin,
Book
ISBN: 0807169463, 9780807169469
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
Radio city
Radio city
by Eaton, Bruce,
New York :Continuum, 2009.
Book
ISBN: 9780826428981, 0826428983
Rush, rock music and the middle class : dreaming in Middletown
Rush, rock music and the middle class : dreaming in Middletown
by McDonald, Chris,
Bloomington, IN :Indiana University Press, ©2009.
Book
ISBN: 9780253221490, 9780253354082, 0253221498, 0253354080
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
Bruce Springsteen and philosophy : darkness on the edge of truth
Bruce Springsteen and philosophy : darkness on the edge of truth
by Auxier, Randall E.,
Chicago :Open Court, ©2008.
Book
ISBN: 9780812696479, 0812696476
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
Greetings from E Street : the story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Greetings from E Street : the story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
by Santelli, Robert.
San Francisco :Chronicle Books, ©2006.
Book
ISBN: 9780811853484, 0811853489
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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Bruce Springsteen and the promise of rock 'n' roll
Bruce Springsteen and the promise of rock 'n' roll
by Dolan, Marc,
eBook
ISBN: 0393084213, 9780393084214