Happy Birthday Born To Run
Records can be like old friends who you haven’t seen in a while but immediately get you right back to where you left off.
So it is with Born To Run. I left this record off my top 50 and went with Darkness which I slightly prefer.
I hadn’t listened to Born To Run much lately, but Bruce’s rendition of Backstreets plus the 30th birthday celebration have gotten me right back where I left off.
So in the past several days, I’ve listened to the record a bunch. The piano intros to these songs are so great. 30 years ago these were teenage anthems. Today, they are works of art. A masterpiece actually.
I’ve also listeed to all seven Born To Run podcasts, which come from the Wings For Wheels DVD about the making of Born To Run. If you are a fan of the Boss, I strongly suggest giving these podcasts a listen.
And in the grand finale of my personal celebration, I am watching the DVD of the 1975 Born To Run tour show from London’s Hammers
teinsmith Odeon. Bruce and the E Street Band were sure something special to behold in the winter of 1975.
Jersey street punk soul. So good.