Monday, September 10, 2007

The Boss is Back

the new Springsteen album leaked last week and you know i found a way to hear it. the record is really good, but the two most surprising developments are:

1) someone could make a really good album called "Magic"

2) track 6 SOUNDS EXACTLY LIKE THE MAGNETIC FIELDS. i'm not kidding, and it's a great song. it's called "Girls In Their Summer Clothes" and it's stuck in my head, just like a Stephin Merritt song would be.


Blogger Roshan said...

wow, it does sound like the magnetic fields! totally!

3:12 PM  
Blogger Mac said...

gawker picked up on it too...

5:02 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Great record, isn't it? Love all the little classic Bruce touches: the piano intro on one song, the classic Clarence sax stuff, etc. Excellent call on the Magnetic Fields. Love that song.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

If you wouldn't mind releasing some trade secrets.. how did you aquire the new Springsteen?

'Magic' is a weak album title name, but I downloaded the free version of "Radio Nowhere" and it was awesome! I really like the line "I want a thousand guitars/ I want a thousand drums/ I want a billion different voices speaking in tounges" it reminds me of something you would write... though not sure how you feel about actually having a thousand guitars and drums, but it's probably the flow or melody of that part.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Roshan said...

i mentioned this song to my friend sean and he agreed:

12:31 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Holy cow...didn't notice that on the first listen. How the hell could I miss that??

Can't wait until he comes to Denver...never seen the Boss. Always been a fan, but he took a backseat after I got into the indie rock (more than 15 years ago).

Thanks for doing some Springsteen covers, revived the Boss for me.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Room 5, Arakura School said...

Mac, I won't hear this record for a year or so, but it's wonderful that you dig the boss. Like the comment above it was two worlds colliding when I heard you say that. I always took friendly fire for my love of Bobby Jean's best mate...

Anyway, come back to New Zealand, bring the boys and play 100,000 fireflies (again)

7:35 AM  
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