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In what way is he arrogant? What makes him a clown? As for his albums, continuing to do political material would have made him a bore. Don't get me wrong, I of course agree that branching out and doing interesting work as an actor is completely unacceptable.
Arrogant or not is of course a matter of opinion. For the last 10 years (give or take a couple) I have found him arrogant and full of himself on twitter and in interview remarks on different subjects. When he's playing live with The E Street Band I get the impression that he's ill prepared.
@The Imposter Cool. Agree to disagree.
On Steven - At the time I prefered Men Without Women over Born in the USA. On the following albums I thought the music took a back seat for the politics but it was still ok. Then came the Sopranos. Steven got fat and lost all political interest what so ever. Today, he's an arrogant clown in my eyes. It's hard to believe it's the same person.
I'm guilty of having lost track of Steven's work. But I saw a live show from a recent tour on TV a few months ago, and it was a lot of fun. And I still enjoy listening to Men Without Women and, especially, Voice of America.
I'm just gonna sit over here with my Seger, Mellencamp, Southside Johnny and Little Steven records and glare at a few of you.
I don't think I am terribly keen on anybody mentioned in this thread, Bob Seeger being the one exception, although I haven't listened to him in years. Either I have never really listened to them, John Mellencamp, am indifferent to, SSJ and SVZ (apart from when he"s with ESB, obvs) or actively dislike, U2, Bon Jovi, The Killers and was Billy Joel mentioned somewhere?
I am actually beginning to feel as if my tastes are too narrow!
Of those listed above, I’ve always struggled with U2, but I love Seeger, Mellancamp, Southside and SRV. Completely indifferent to Bon Jovi and The Killers.
Bob Seger has been mentioned before but I'd like to mention him again to rub it in. Then Southside Johnny of course.
I can't stand The Killers save for a couple of tunes but one band Bruce fans seem to really love that I wasn't keen on but growing into a bit of a fan is War On Drugs. The more I hear some of the non-radio tracks the more I hear the greatness.