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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

"Thunder Road" by Bruce Springsteen

Hailing from Central Jersey, it is imperative to know of the existence of Bruce Springsteen (and Bon Jovi) and for years I had only known of his existence, not his songs. Fortunately, one Friday night I took a bus trip out to Pittsburgh and I had recently uploaded a few Bruce Springsteen albums onto my Ipod. 16 hours later, I had listened to every album I had multiple times. Since that trip, Bruce has been in my constant rotation of artists and appears to have solidified the top spot as my most played artist of 2013. Thunder Road is not my favorite Bruce song, but it has been one of the most played on my Ipod. Not because Born to Run is my favorite album or because it’s been listened to the most (that would be Atlantic City and Nebraska respectively) but because it breaks the mold of song writing and takes the listener on a fantastic journey. Thunder Road starts off quite slowly with a gentle harmonica entrance followed by a slow piano as the first verse comes in. There is no chorus and the song keeps moving along gaining speed as it progresses. The song then ends with the second most famous sax solo in the entire Bruce collection. Please enjoy the song and immerse yourself in one of the best songs of all time.

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