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Bruce Springsteen and the promise of rock 'n' roll

Author: Marc Dolan
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book takes us through Bruce Springsteen's life by tracing the cultural, political, and personal forces that shaped his music. Beyond his constant stylistic adaptations, Springsteen developed over the decades from expressing the voice of a guy from working class New Jersey to writing about the larger issues facing the country, including war, class disparity, and prejudice. The author draws on a range of new and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Bruce Springsteen; Bruce Springsteen; Bruce Springsteen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Dolan
ISBN: 9780393081350 0393081354
OCLC Number: 755705013
Description: xv, 512 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Walk-in music: seven nights to rock --
pt. 1. Cookman Avenue : I'm quick to learn (1964-1968) ; I pushed B-52 and bombed 'em with the blues (1968-1971) ; Dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in its funnybone (1971-1972) ; Endless juke joints and Valentino drag (1972-1975) ; Tonight's gonna be everything that I said (1975-1976) --
pt. 2. The power station : I'll be there on time and I'll pay the cost (1976-1979) ; Ain't nobody like to be alone (1979-1982) ; This gun's for hire (1982-1986) --
pt. 3. Thrill hill : What I need is some proof tonight (1986-1992) ; I'll keep movin' through the dark (1992-1995) ; Look in their eyes, Mom, you'll see me (1995-1997) --
pt. 4. The fairgrounds : Baptized in these waters, and in each other's blood (1997-2005) ; A million different voices speaking in tongues (2005-2008) ; Come tomorrow, none of this will be here (2008-2009) --
House lights up: meet me in a dream of this hard land.
Other Titles: Bruce Springsteen and the promise of rock and roll
Bruce Springsteen & the promise of rock & roll
Responsibility: Marc Dolan.

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A vibrant biography of one of the greatest rock 'n' rollers, the America thatmade him, and the America he made.  Read more...

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Dolan makes a point of telling more than just the Boss personal history, putting his putting his musical contributions in context with the country s political state. "

 
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