Between Johnny Cash and Jimmy Somerville (61 years old), this is the new haircut of Bruce Springsteen (73 years old), then if you want we can talk about the album. Can the reader imagine a ‘Boss’ without any hair? He is not turkey mucus. The capillary evolution of the artist is always directly proportional to the longevity of his career. So I’ve spent the week since Springsteen posted the fantastic cover of his new album, twice by the way, wondering if he is the one who chooses the color of the tan that he sports on his active Instagram account and that old rocker pompadour, or if you have a team of advisers who show up one day at the studio house where your wife Patti Scialfa has sent you to work, and they put on your table old photos of other rockers in their old age (Roy Orbison is a good example).
Oh the ‘silver economy’, which forces singers! Or one hides in the costume of Bob Dylan (81 years old): Stetson hat pulled low to prevent your eyes from being seen, eyeliner strong, jean shirt and tie around the neck, or strip shirt sleeves rolled up, Strong biceps, UVA tan, and slicked-back dyed hair with a side shave. Manolo García (67 years old), also knows how to take care of the hair to avoid artistic decline. And his tour continues to garner sold-out box offices. I am very happy, García after the retirement of José María García (78 years old) is the best defender of the most common last name in these Spains (1,455,000 people have that last name).
It seems that Jann Wenner (76 years old), promoting his memoirs, -Oh, these retired editors who can’t resist seeing the lights go out!- escaped that Springsteen would have a new album. The two had a promotional conversation – watch out for tickets for sale, nothing for free.
Last Thursday Springsteen published the cover of the album, without the E Street Band (the face of any of the musicians is not seen in the video), and a recording explaining to his followers the reason for that. Springsteen argues it by reading the text on a teleprompter in front of the stables of his house, on a rainy day, sitting on the hood of a convertible and looking like a fifty-year-old that is sure to excite a larger audience. senior. The first commandment of the ‘silver economy’ is that even if you are a granny you have to look twenty years younger.
Only the strong survive (it will be double and you will be able to buy it on November 11), it is the 21st record of the career of the New Jersey. It is also his first cover album since paying tribute to Pete Seeger with We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions. It is a tribute to soul vocal with repertoire among others by Smokey Robinson (82 years old), Jerry Butler (82 years old), Sam Moore (82 years old) of Sam and Dave, Tyrone Davis (66 years old), The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross’s The Supremes or Jackie Wilson.
All black by the way in what is one more journey of a white person doing ‘greenwashing’ with the American color repertoire. Do I love you (indeed I do), the theme known so far is a song that Frank Wilson launched at Motown in 1965. Springsteen signs it with 6 more seconds. The album’s repertoire, in addition to delving into the lesser-known songs of the venerable Motown, promises an initiatory journey for many through the repertoire of labels such as Stax (essential) from Memphis or that of the composers Gamble and Huff, fathers of the Philadelphia Sound.
The repertoire gives clues as to what the spring tour could be, starting in Barcelona at the Estadi Olímpic on Friday, April 28 and Sunday, April 30 with all the paper sold. After the tour, as always organized by Doctor Music, is Jon Landau (75 years old), the former journalist from rolling stone and manager of Springsteen, who is loyal to his local promoters, and Neo Sala who earned his trust long ago. His right-hand man, veteran Dani Martínez, will be the most wanted man in the previous weeks. Always by Neo’s side, Dani, faithful rocker. he will manage the first concert of the ‘Boss’ European tour that starts in Barcelona and will end, for the time being, in Monza, unless more are added.
for the purists, the release of the new album coincides with the 40th anniversary of Nebraska, his sixth album. Until the ears of singing the Hungry Heartoverwhelmed by the success of river, Springsteen chose to go small with an anti-commercial record. Today it seems like a good strategic decision but then it was understood as a small suicide. It is true that Bob Dylan had done John Wesley Harding after Blonde On Blondeand Neil Young in Time Fades Away after Harvestbut Springsteen had sold a lot more.
Nebraska it was the first acoustic album of ‘Boss’, edited directly from his record on a Tascam (the recorder that everyone used then for demos) and that over time has become one of his best proposals. Oh, what do you already have? Then loosen the fly and gift someone the Black Smoke vinyl edition with a Justin A. McHugh art print.
That’s how he is business friend, the music comes first, but no one forgets to invoice. for the most freak note that the album has been mastered at half speed for the new version by engineer Barry Grint and includes a booklet written by journalist Peter Ames Carlin, author of the Bruce Springsteen biography, Bruce. Of course, to buy it you have to subscribe to Vinyl me, a club for vinyl lovers, with limited editions only found there – don’t waste your time with Amazon or Discogs (you’ll only find it when someone resells it).
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Springsteen and the ‘silver economy’ – Forbes Spain
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