Monday, November 20, 2017

Bruce Springsteen is Why America Sucks/Rocks

Posted by Chadk On February - 2 - 2009

Mumbling his way to millions since 1972

Mumbling his way to millions since 1972

Bruce Springsteen. You’ve really got to admire the guy. He put on one hell of a performance at the Super Bowl. It was charming right from the start. Springsteen was standing back-to-back with Clarence Clemmons, backlit behind a curtain. The curtain rises and it looks like Bruce is about to rock out on his guitar, but as the first number is being counted out, he chucks the guitar away from him. Well played, Bruce. Well played.

I admire The Boss for the same reason I admire guys like Bob Dylan. Sure, they’re crafty songwriters, but what is truly amazing is how they managed to become pop icons with no ability to sing whatsoever. The man can barely hit a pitch, and he mumbles through everything. One can only understand about every twelth word, and it’s always something like “America,” “girl,” or “Cadillac.”

This is why America is so wonderful. You can be a huge success in this country through hard work, determination, and charisma. Talent and skill hold no bearing. You just love how raw and gritty it is. I’d much rather listen to the buzzsaw of a voice that Springsteen has (it really does look like he hasn’t taken a shit since the Regan administration), over the polished voice of Josh Groban, who’s voice has a methadone-like effect.

I’ll grant immunity to The Boss for his success despite the fact he isn’t what you would call a musical virtuoso. However, there are other talentless people have successful careers, and it gets under my skin because they lack ability, balls, charisma, etc. (i.e. Kid Rock, The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, most rappers, and the list could go on and on). The Boss tends to be a blessing, where the rest of the “products” we are told to like make up the curse of this country’s music industry.

On a side note, I was really dissapointed that Clarence Clemmons didn’t have a wardrobe malfunction. That would have brought a smile to my face.

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