Got this in my news feed today, haven't had a chance to watch the video yet.www.njarts.netBruce Springsteen says rock critics were 'incredibly influential' in his career - NJArts.netBruce Springsteen talked about the influence rock critics had on him in a Zoom discussion as part of the "Land of Hope and Dreams" series.
Any merits that come to mind they discussed? Besides the tune "Backstreet's Back" I like that one.
Yeah, Hyden's the real deal. He's in his mid to late 30s, I think, which means he feels about, say, Radiohead the way I feel about the Beatles and Dylan and Springsteen, but he's also a damn good professional rock critic, which means he also feels about the Beatles and Dylan and Springsteen the way I do. But, again, because he's younger, he's also got much deeper and more informed opinions about, whoever, Arcade Fire and Vampire Weekend and Kanye and Jay-Z and Japandroids and so on and so forth. I mean, in their Rivals podcast, he and his cohost went deep on the respective merits of the Backstreet Boys and N'Sync...and it was interesting.
Already reading Steven Hyden's review of Sturgill's newish bluegrass album, Cuttin' Grass. I love me some bluegrass and I dig him.
That was indeed the book Scott P! I rented it from the university library where I was going to school at the time, was supposed to be upgrading for grad school when I found Greasy Lake 10 2007, rented out music books only to get drunk in a cab with friends on a Friday night and lose them, still in university collections for that damn book. I'd read it now if I can find a cheap one, maybe I'll look on Amazon, coz I don't care that most hate Marsh for sucking Bruce's dick, I love his music writing and that is that.
Also wanna check out the music critic you mention, coz if they're good, they're usually damn good and that stimulates my brain.
Dave Marsh wrote a great book about the song Louie Louie back in the 80s or 90s, and it really surprised me because every damn page was about Louie Louie. At something like 250 pages, I just assumed there would be long digressions to fill the thing out. But no, it was all about the long history of that song, and it was plenty entertaining.
I also don't recall that Dave Marsh book regrettably, I thought he wrote the best 100 albums of all time or something and people loved that?
I rented that one out of the school library once and lost it in a cab never to be recovered.