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  "Born To Run"
Once I heard the glockenspiel on "Born to Run," I assumed Springsteen was as guilty of destroying the straightforward essence of his work as all the others had been, and I consciously started to avoid his music.
To the song's narrator, the future, freedom, and "space" are all confused as the same thing, while the present is only a "death trap" that must be escaped at all costs.
Springsteen's song kicked down the walls of complacency and reached a veritable army of kids who were inspired enough by his message to find their own reasons to believe.
www.superseventies.com /sw_borntorun.html   (828 words)

  
 EricEnders.com - Greil Marcus' Review of "Born to Run"
“Born to Run” is the motto that speaks for the album’s tales, just as the guitar figure that runs through the title song — the finest compression of rock and roll thrill since the opening riffs of “Layla” — speaks for its music.
But “Born to Run” is uncomfortably close to another talisman of the lost kids that careen across this record, a slogan Springsteen’s motto inevitably suggests.
Tales of kids born to run who lose anyway, the songs can, as with “Backstreets,” hit so hard and fast that it is almost impossible to sit through them without weeping.
www.ericenders.com /greilmarcus.htm   (1300 words)

  
 Born To Run: 4/12/05
Born To Run -- the album and the song -- is a rock and roll fever dream, the most evangelical sermon ever preached in the Holy Church of Rock as Redemption.
They are impossibly grand, ambitious and intense goodbyes to the Jersey shore street life romanticized so effectively by Springsteen on his first two albums, beautiful cries of agony and frustration at the loss of his friends, his youth, his world.
His songs were expansive but no longer cluttered, and every note played by the E Street Band was fueled with an unstoppable energy and determination.
hometown.aol.com /jasonburg/041205.html   (561 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sonically, Born to Run is as much a result of changes in Springsteen's backing E Street Band as it is Springsteen employing his influences.
Born to Run, as an album, is about leaving your struggles behind, beginning a new life, and the hope and difficulties you run into while trying to do this.
In fact, the song is arranged extremely well, building tension in the right places, releasing it in short bursts, and then, the ending of the song finds Bruce just absolutely wailing in one of the most emotional moments ever put to wax on a rock and roll record.
www.epinions.com /content_156043153028   (908 words)

  
 Born to Run Review
The first chords of "Born to Run" sounded like freedom itself the first time I heard them on the radio, and the album lived up to them.
The tape was supposed to be a demo for the band, but after several false tries he concluded that the tape he'd been carrying around in his pocket was the record.
The glare and hubbub surrounding the Born in the USA tour (the tour was great--the record itself overrated) made him pull back again, this time to write a cycle of songs about love and fear and self-doubt.
www.eljay.org /amazon/Born_to_Run.html   (762 words)

  
 Born to Run (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Born to Run" is the signature song of the American singer songwriter Bruce Springsteen, and the title song of his album Born to Run.
However, in 1987 a video was released to MTV and other channels, featuring a live performance of "Born to Run" from Springsteen and the E Street Band's 1984-1985 Born in the U.S.A. Tour, with the video interspersed with clips from other songs' performances from that tour as well.
The lyrics to "Born to Run" are quoted a few times in the book, as Shuya applies them to his own need to get the hell out of Japan, down to singing them, replacing Wendy with his Noriko, in the very closing of the book.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Born_to_Run_(song)   (1024 words)

  
 Born to Run (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In his 1996 book Songs, Springsteen relates that while the beginning of the song was written on guitar around the opening riff, the song's writing was finished on piano, the instrument that most of the Born to Run album was composed on.
The recording process and alternate ideas for the song's arrangement are described in the Wings For Wheels documentary DVD included in the 2005 reissue Born to Run 30th Anniversary Edition package.
The song has been played at nearly every non-solo Springsteen concert since 1975 (although it was not included in the 2006 Seeger Sessions Band Tour), and fans consistently sing along with Springsteen's signature wordless vocalizations throughout the song's performance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Born_To_Run_(song)   (1024 words)

  
 Born to Run
Before we had a chance to record it, "Born to Run" developed as a song that the E Street Band and I played live on the road.
But "Born to Run" was more condensed; it maintained the excitement of "Rosalita" while delivering its message in less time and with a shorter burst of energy.
"Born to Run," which began on the guitar with the riff that opens the song, was finished on the piano.
www.shawn.freeserve.co.uk /Run.html   (877 words)

  
 Bruce Springsteen -Born To Run 30th Anniversary Edition - Columbia Records - CD/DVD Box
Born To Run entered the world on a whirlwind of hype creating a surge that exists to this day.
In the 30th Anniversary edition of Born To Run, Springsteen revisits his rock 'n' roll classic with a vengeance, providing an essential historical quality that defines the album that gave Bruce Springsteen life.
Issues like this special 30th Anniversary Edition of Born To Run supply the ultimate historical completeness of their creation; what went into them, what processes they followed, and what made them the classics they became.
www.musictap.net /Reviews/SpringsteenBruceBornToRun30th.html   (1038 words)

  
 Born to Run, or at Least to Be Redeemed
Born to Run, or at Least to Be Redeemed
Reacting to the title of the song, "American Skin," and its refrain of "41 shots," Bob Lucente, the president of the New York state chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, denounced both the song, for supposed anti-police messages, and Mr.
Those were the songs he recorded in the 1970's and 80's with the E Street Band; he and the band members went separate ways until the late 90's.
partners.nytimes.com /library/music/061400springsteen-music-review.html   (810 words)

  
 Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run song facts and lyric meanings (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
After recording 4 versions (one with a female chorus) at the low-budget studio where he recorded his first 2 albums, he moved to a higher end studio to finish it, refusing to release it until it was just right.
The song had to be included as a hidden bonus track at the end of the first disc.
Bruce must have been born to run, because he ran and jumped over the walls of Graceland to meet Elvis in 1976.
www.rock-songs.com.cob-web.org:8888 /songfacts/born-to-run-springsteen.html   (541 words)

  
 Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
The song titles by themselves -- "Thunder Road," "Night," "Backstreets," "Born to Run," "Jungleland" -- suggest the extraordinary dramatic authority that is at the heart of Springsteen's new music.
"Born to Run" is the motto that speaks for the album's tales, just as the guitar figure that runs through the title song -- the finest compression of rock & roll thrill since the opening riffs of "Layla" -- speaks for its music.
Songs used vary nicely tempo-wise, but overall fare comes down to putting poetic imagery of the 70's together with some good ol' rock 'n' roll.
www.superseventies.com /springsteen.html   (3221 words)

  
 Runaway American Dreams // The Born to Run Fanlisting
A fanlisting is a place for all fans of a particular show, movie, actor, actress, singer, etc. to come together and build the biggest listing of people from all around the world who are fans of that subject.
Born to Run was realeased into post-Vietnam America.
The characters on Born to Run were less eccentric and less local than on Greetings and The Wild, the Innocent.
www.project47.org /borntorun   (375 words)

  
 Bruce Springsteen, Born To Run: 30th Anniversary Edition
When I played Born To Run for the first time I was amazed, almost awestruck, by the power of this music.
The concert features most of the tracks from Born To Run (six of eight) along with selected tunes from the first two albums and some choice cover versions.
Born To Run: the 30th Anniversary Edition is a must have.
www.greenmanreview.com /cd/cd_springsteen_borntorun3.html   (746 words)

  
 Born to Run
The opening of the album is “Thunder Road,” which has a title that (if you only know the song “Born to Run” and you’re eagerly placing this disc on the hardware) implies straight-ahead rock.
But that song is so personal that it’s sometimes embarrassing to hear it.
Randy Brecker’s trumpet on that song is so perfect that all by itself it lends a romantic tinge to the whole affair that suspends the implicit illicit in the lyrics.
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 USATODAY.com - Springsteen is still 'Born to Run'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
With revamped favorites, obscurities and a pair of new songs (including encore Land of Hope and Dreams), the two-disc tour memento is no lazy flashback but a reaffirmation of the band's resources and relevance.
Q: Born to Run was added too late to be listed on the CD credits.
A: Writing songs involves a particular alchemy of craft you've built up over the years, a moment of inspiration and the willingness to delve into your emotional life and bring it forward in the guise of a character.
www.usatoday.com /life/music/2001-04-04-bruce-springsteen.htm   (1613 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Born to Run: 30th Anniversary 3-Disc Set: Music: Bruce Springsteen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Born To Run is the album that took Bruce Springsteen from a struggling recording artist who was almost dropped by his label to simultaneous covers of Time & Newsweek.
One is left with the impression that Born to Run sprung full blown from his head like some Mozart concerto rather than being something he worked on over time.
As such, Born to Run, is a major milestone in the world of Rock and Roll, and deserved better treatment than this.
www.amazon.com /Born-Run-30th-Anniversary-3-Disc/dp/B000BJS4OY   (2388 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Born to Run: 30th Anniversary Edition [1CD + 2DVD]: Music: Bruce Springsteen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
However, the performances are excellent, the E Street band are on fire, and I found it enthralling to see (or not!) Bruce and the band 30 years ago performing with such passion.
Songs such as "For You" and the "Shuffle" are played and sung in a totally different manner.
I found the 'Wings for Wheels' making of Born to Run documentary, interesting and entertaining for the most part, but once you have seen it, it is not exactly something you would repeatedly watch.
www.amazon.co.uk /Born-Run-30th-Anniversary-2DVD/dp/B000BPCD1I   (1797 words)

  
 Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen Songfacts
Everyone hates New Jersey, I mean i went on vacation to the western US and they just hated me. They knew i wasnt from around their so they asked where i was from.
Anytime this song comes on the radio, my mom calls me on my cell and tells me to put on whatever radio station.
born to run is about getting the hell out of new jersey.
www.songfacts.com /detail.php?id=963   (1392 words)

  
 JERSEY BEAT: Born To Run-30th Anniversary Edition Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
 The "Born to Run" album has been reissued with the same 8 songs as the original, but with a better quality sound - although, it's hard to beat the old vinyl copy for nostalgia.
Not just great songs that you could relate to, but also something that was sorely lacking in music, as well as in life  - integrity, honesty, passion, and the liberating promise of freedom that rock and roll has to offer.
This performance is cooly eclectic, as the band plays rarely performed early songs like "Wild Billy's Circus Story," "Thundercrack," and a terrific rendition of "Spirit in the Night," with Lopez's signature drumming throughout the song.
www.jerseybeat.com /borntorun.htm   (473 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Born to Run: Music: Bruce Springsteen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
"Born To Run" is nearly flawless from beginning to end; each song tells its own distinct story, yet all are wonderfully woven around the album's central theme, which is also the title of the record.
"Born To Run" is one of the greatest albums of all time, and that fact is inarguable.
Born to Run was played almost in its entirety, and immediately became a part of my vinyl collection immediately afterwards.
www.amazon.com /Born-Run-Bruce-Springsteen/dp/B00000255F   (1688 words)

  
 BORN TO RUN Lyrics - by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN from album Born To Run : Lyrics And Songs
You are viewing lyrics of BORN TO RUN by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN from the album Born To Run at LyricsAndSongs.COM
The Lyrics above are to BORN TO RUN and are (Mostly correct, Yet...
The Lyrics seem to be the lyrics to BORN TO RUN But they are (Wrong)
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 Diplomacy 2000 - Born to run   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Welcome to your new two-weekly regulars game, "Born to run", named after a song by Bruce Springsteen.
Any units that have to retreat after the season's moves have been processed but which you have not specified retreats for will be disbanded.
"Born to run - Spring 1901 - Russia").
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 Amazon.ca: Born to Run: 30th Anniversary 3-Disc Set: Music: Bruce Springsteen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The first retooling of any album in the mighty Springsteen catalog is an exemplary labor of love by Columbia.
Quiet and bleak, Nebraska nonetheless grabbed you by the collar and made you listen as surely as his rock and roll records ever had.
BORN TO RUN CD First time in newly-remastered digital sound.
www.amazon.ca /Born-Run-30th-Anniversary-3-Disc/dp/B000BJS4OY   (984 words)

  
 "Born to run" - Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
So wirkten in Berlin auch Aufbruchslieder des jungen Springsteen wie „Badlands“ oder „Born to run“ nie peinlich, sondern strahlten den selben unbekümmerten Elan aus wie schon vor gut 25 Jahren.
He never said much about my music, except that his favorite songs were the ones about him.
They shaped my politics, and they alerted me to what is at stake when you're born in the U.S.A. I miss you Dad.
www.gola-design.de /fen/bruce.html   (3410 words)

  
 Born To Run: brucespringsteen.net: Bruce Springsteen
It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap
'Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run
We'll run till we drop, baby we'll never go back
www.brucespringsteen.net /songs/BornToRun.html   (197 words)

  
 BBC - Radio 2 - Sold On Song - TOP 100 - Born To Run
Born To Run might have been hard for Bruce to write, however it earned him a number sixteen  hit in the UK twelve years after in was released on his album of the same name.
Bruce Springsteen reveals to Trevor Dann (via a long-distance phone call) how he wrote Born To Run - "It took me a really long time to write it...it was really hard to write".
Frankie Goes To Hollywood provide a stormin' version of Springsteen's classic song.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio2/soldonsong/songlibrary/borntorun.shtml   (194 words)

  
 Lost Season 1: Born To Run - Encyclopedia FunTrivia
He then starts playing a different song on his guitar and tells Claire it's track 2 on the album he is writing, and that it's called "Monster Eats the Pilot".
In the last match of a season the batting side require one run to win the match but four runs of the next ball to overtake their opponents on average run rate throughout the season and secure the championship.
Feel free to send a note to a particular item's author for further details or source information; most of our authors love to hear feedback about their work.
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