If Springsteen's debut,Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.revealed just how ambitious a talent he was, it also fell just short of realizing those ambitions. No such problem with this, his second album. The Dylanesque wordplay is there, but with more narrative … see full wiki
A dynamite leap from Springsteen's charming debut, "The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle" is a rock & roll gem. It's a glimmering kaleidoscope of organs, pianos, saxophones, bass, guitar, and drums, all led by jive-talking wild man ringleader Springsteen, who has perfected his Van Morrison-after-a-year-in-the-swamp hoot and growl. Somersaultingly lyrical, breathtaking in its youthful inventiveness, and incessantly energizing, from the raucous opening number to the sweeping romanticism of … more
The one problem with this record......there isn't enough of it. Seven songs that display Bruce's great story-telling ability from the good old days of New Jersey. Each song seems to be loaded with many special instrumental touches with New York City Serendade being so badly overlooked. So my advice to all of you is to Shuffle on down to E Street and pick this one up.
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