Saturday, 11 July 2009

Boss Time

My hefty Sunday Herald profile - shoddily miscredited to Graeme THOMPSON, the amateurs - of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, featuring contributions from Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Jesse Malin and Dave Marsh, can be read online here, though it seems you'll have to buy the paper to read the side panel on Jesse Malin's experiences recording with the Boss, so here's a taster:

"I went out to his studio in Jersey, it was really cool, peacocks running around. He pulled up on his motorcycle, sang the song in a couple of takes and then we hung out. We talked a bit in the kitchen, he offered me a beer, and we bullshitted a bit. It was just two guys banging around on acoustic guitars." Sounds like fun, no?
Also, I review Two Dancers, the sweeping new album by Wild Beasts in the new Observer Music Monthly, here.


BossCat said...

"His other incarnation is The Boss, Springsteen's brasher alter ego, the one who attacks the stage with a ferocious sense of drama, shaking off a fountain of sweat like a dog shaking rainwater from its coat. The one who literally steams."

Ha! Brilliant, great piece. I'm going tomorrow night and that's really put me in the moood - thanks!

last year's girl said...

Fantastic article, I am well chuffed you quoted Jesse Malin as I am a massive fan. I interviewed him a couple of years ago and asked him about how "Broken Radio" came about; sadly the article has disappeared from the internets and I don't have a copy of it on my work PC but can send it across if you're interested.

Gutted you missed last night, it was easily the best show I've ever attended (and I was saying the same about Dublin!). Will get something up on the blog later, work permitting.