Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska
Bruce Springsteen is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He has released twenty studio albums, many of which feature his backing band, the E Street Band. Originally from the Jersey Shore, he is one of the originators of the heartland rock style of music, combining mainstream rock musical style with narrative songs about working class American life. Widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Springsteen has been called a “rock ‘n’ roll poet” who “radiated working-class authenticity”. Often described as cinematic in their scope, Springsteen’s lyrics frequently explore highly personal themes such as individual commitment, dissatisfaction and dismay with life in a context of everyday situations. Springsteen’s themes include social and political commentary and are rooted in the struggles faced by his own family of origin. According to Acclaimed Music, he is the 5th most celebrated artist in popular music history. Nebraska is his sixth studio album, released on September 30, 1982. Springsteen recorded the songs as demos on a 4-track recorder, intending to rerecord them with the E Street Band, but decided to release them as they were. Nebraska remains one of the most highly regarded albums in his catalog. The songs deal with ordinary, down-on-their-luck blue-collar characters who face a challenge or a turning point in their lives. The songs also treat the subject of outsiders, criminals and mass murderers with little hope for the future—or no future at all—as in the title track, where the main character is sentenced to death in the electric chair.
Cat. # QC 38358