In which James Slater-Murphy and Kit Power begin their deep dive into the studio albums of Columbia recording artist Bruce Springsteen.
With a startling lack of originality, we start at the beginning, taking in 1973s Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ. There’s a bit of initial amused bafflement that this is the origin story for one of popular music’s biggest and most reliable stadium fillers, but we also discover a lot to enjoy and ponder, especially on side 2, as well as some signposts towards future greatness. A hell of an enjoyable start to a keenly anticipated journey.
Join us on this ride, where we find out: Will we pay the cost to hear the Boss? You’ll have a blast finding out.