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Music Single : Lonesome Day – Bruce Springsteen

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Something about this song has always moved CB.  It comes off a pretty emotional album.   Just the spirit of it and the vibe always gives me a little inspiration.  I was thinking of a piece to go with The Immortal Jukeboxes’s fantastic piece on ‘CB Is Humbled By Heroism’.  There are some obvious choices but this song just popped out and felt right.  Plus I just really dig this tune.  Bruce sings it with his usual passion and soul.  He is just simply put one of CB’s favorite guys.   Great song.  Sing it Bruce.

“It’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright yeah…”

10 comments on “Music Single : Lonesome Day – Bruce Springsteen

  1. Tony
    July 20, 2017

    Great tune! Really lit the fuse on The Rising.
    Little bit of Did-you-Know? (if you’re interested): the vocals in the video were performed live to camera in each take. I like to think there were other patrons in the diner at the start (for sure there weren’t) wondering “wtf is that dude singing over there?”

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      July 20, 2017

      First time I saw the video was when I posted it for this piece. I picked up on the live vocals. Had the same vibe as the ‘Philadelphia ‘ shoot. Bruce has great instincts for visions. This song and Thom’s (Immortal Jukebox) Solomon Browne story move CB in a big way. Great stuff. Any tid bit on these things is always interesting.

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      • Tony
        July 21, 2017

        Yes – the vocals on the Philadelphia one were also done live with a hidden mic. I think at that point Bruce’s popularity hadn’t resurged and his look in the vid meant that while he was getting a little interest from passers by he wasn’t mobbed in the same way as he would had he tried the same thing in NJ. He’d also recorded live to camera for the Brilliant Disguise vid….
        And now you’ve sent me back down the Springsteen rabbit hole I’d pulled myself out from after the Least to Most series

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        July 21, 2017

        Glad I could help get you back in the “rabbit hole”. I’m forever falling back in. Did you read Thom’s piece? There were so many Bruce songs that fit my mindset after reading it.

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  2. hotfox63
    July 20, 2017

    This song of “Rising” connects to he’s great performances in the 80s. “It’s all right!”

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      July 20, 2017

      I just love the whole vibe of the song. Bruce really knows how to put the music, lyrics, emotion into his songs. He hit on all cylinders on this one. You’re right “It’s all right!”

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  3. Yeah, Another Blogger
    July 21, 2017

    I love this song, too. The whole album is fabulous. Bruce is something else.

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  4. christiansmusicmusings
    July 22, 2017

    Very powerful song and not a coincidence it ended up on “The Rising,” which of course is a very emotional album.

    I’ve been fortunate to see The Boss twice – once in Frankfurt, Germany in the 80’s in the wake of the “Born in the USA” album, and last year at MetLife in New Jersey, as part of The River tour.

    Even though you’re talking 30 years between these two shows, Springsteen sounded just as great as he did back in Frankfurt. And he played even longer! In Germany, it was “only” 3.5 hours, whereas at MetLife he clocked 4 hours and 1 minute, setting a new record at the time. He then beat it Philly a week later or so with an additional 1 or 2 minutes!

    In Jersey, he just kept yelling to his E Street Band mates to keep it going. It was almost unreal, like he was in some kind of trance!

    At some point, I started feeling sorry for these guys who must have been exhausted playing highly charged rock & roll for four hours nonstop!😀

    I understand the Grateful Dead were also known for seemingly never ending shows. With them no longer being around, I suppose Springsteen is now truly in a league by himself, at least among well known music artists!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      July 23, 2017

      Great memories. I’ve seen some great shows over the years and Bruce has put on some of the best. I don’t think anyone enjoys playing live more than he does. He’s a special guy but best of all is he rocks hard! Great comments . Thanks. (Downbound Train for your train post)

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