10 “All time” “favorite” “albums” BONUS!!!!! Day 11: Bruce Springsteen
Bonus days because Tom Novak because I haven’t posted anything of annoyance to Tom yet and I’m curious what I can get away with now
The original 10 was the more rebellious side of my original musical endeavors from my formative years. These bonus tracks show I wasn’t just some punkasskid-in-crystalis at the time – I was discovering other music on my own that would shape my listening habits for decades to come.
Today, I nominate : Sally Sobral since she liked the last Jersey related one
Day 11: Bruce Springsteen — Born in the USA — “We learned more from a three-minute record, baby
Than we ever learned in school”
Believe it or not, my parents used to make fun of the repetition of the title track?!? And, his voice. And, didn’t get the whole Jersey Pride thing that kind of resonated with me about my interest in Springsteen early on. That’s ok. It was among the first cassettes I bought and I listened to it constantly. Personally, now, the record as a whole is OK, there’s other full albums I learned to love more, but No Surrender, Glory Days and My Hometown alone would be enough to keep in regular rotation in my old age (ha, get it?) Anyway, it’s the Boss. That’s all.
The Original Ten, recapped:
Day 10: Public Enemy — It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back — Armageddon had been in effect, go get a late pass and a copy of this record. seriously.
Day 9: Queensryche — Empire — Just asking, for a friend, Anybody listening? this was my bridge into and out of, or out of and back into prog
Day 8: Metallica — …And Justice For All… — The Harvester of sorrow draws the shortest straw to be blackened, in the eye of the beholder you see the frayed ends of sanity so that and justice for all is to live is to die on dyers eve.
Day 7: Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill – Now, here’s a little story I’d like to tell about a record my parents didn’t like so well.
Day 6: Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet – I’m from fuckin’ Jersey bitch, what else did you expect was going to be here for an 80s kid?
Day 5: Faith No More – the Real Thing – it did so much, including confuse people, even me, at the time.
Day 4: Primus – Sailing the Seas of Cheese – because as a nerdy music dork this is like the soundtrack of adolescence, both real and revised
Day 3: Run DMC – Raising Hell – Peter piper picked a pepper but my parents picked this as being a passing phase, it wasn’t.
Day 2: Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger – the band and album that guided me into the 90s
Day 1: Iron Maiden – Somewhere in time – the band that “made me metal” (and the song “Wasted Years” even more specifically)