Thursday, August 21, 2008

Bruce Springsteen - Hershey, PA - Aug. 19, 2008

Great show. Beautiful summer evening. Bad seats. Expensive beer. Cool t-shirt. Setlist:

  • Summertime Blues
  • Radio Nowhere
  • Out in the Street
  • Spirit in the Night
  • Promised Land
  • (sign collection):
    • Boom Boom (John Lee Hooker cover)
    • Darlington County
    • Waitin on a Sunny Day
    • Reason To Believe
  • Prove It All Night
  • No Surrender
  • Because the Night
  • She's The One
  • Living In The Future
  • Mary's Place
  • Workin On The Highway
  • Part Man Part Monkey
  • The Rising
  • Last To Die
  • Long Walk Home
  • Badlands


  • Thunder Road
  • Jungleland
  • Seven Nights to Rock
  • Born To Run
  • Rosalita
  • Tenth Avenue Freeze Out
  • American Land
  • Gloria

Sunday, August 03, 2008

The last great rock-n-roll album

There has not been a great rock and roll album since 1987's The Joshua Tree.

There, I said it.

Sure, there have been notable albums - Elephant by The White Stripes, or Robert Plant's Mighty Rearranger, maybe. But has there been anything truly memorable - an entire album where you just went "wow"? And no, I don't count Nirvana - quick, name me five great Nirvana songs. How about three? I'm not trolling here, but I'd really like to know if anyone can recommend a great rock and roll album in the last 20 years. Even U2's later efforts prompt a "meh" reaction, and I'm a huge U2 fan.

So, prove me wrong.