kung fu grippe


  1. tokunjt:

    Hey, dummies.

    Yes, you.

    Stop what you’re doing and watch this.

    What to say?

    My personal theme song for two weird years (and still my “”Twitter Bio”“).

    This makes me shaky. So good.

  2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - “Prove It All Night” (Live; Passaic, NJ; 1978)

    As long as I’m on this Springsteen jag, here’s an absolutely ripping version of “Prove It All Night” from The Boss’s most storied concert run.

    The man plays some angry fucking guitar solos. Jesus Christ.

    An amazing band playing at the top of their game.

  3. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - “Jungleland” (Live at Hammersmith Odeon; November 18, 1975)

    Some Bruce enthusiasts claim this is the best live version of “Jungleland" ever captured on tape.

    I haven’t heard enough of ‘em to say one way or another, but, goddamn, this one’s pretty great.

    Soaring.

    Related: if you ever find a drummer who does sexier drum rolls than Max Weinberg, just go ahead and hire him on the spot.

  4. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - “Because the Night” (Capitol Theater; Passaic, NJ; September, 1978)

    Massive.

    With love, we sleep.
    With doubt, the vicious circle
    Turns and burns.
    Without, you know,
    I can’t live.
    Forgive me now.
    The time has come
    To take this moment, and
    They can’t hurt us now.
    They can’t hurt us now.

  5. "The Truth is in the Cloud"

Is that right? Awesome. Well, so’s my fucking Bruce Springsteen album.

Hey, could The Truth maybe toss my fucking Bruce Springsteen album down to my iPhone when it gets a sec?

TIA.

    "The Truth is in the Cloud"

    Is that right? Awesome. Well, so’s my fucking Bruce Springsteen album.

    Hey, could The Truth maybe toss my fucking Bruce Springsteen album down to my iPhone when it gets a sec?

    TIA.

  6. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band- “Prove It All Night” (Live, 1978)

    Easy to forget: the man’s a burning guitar player, too

    Baby just one kiss will get these things for you,
    A kiss to seal our fate tonight,
    A kiss to prove it all night.

  7. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - “Because The Night” (Passaic, NJ; Sep. 19, 1978)

    Another one from Passaic Night.

    Definitive.

  8. No, seriously.

    Passaic Night is “out there,” and I can really recommend snagging a copy.

    There’s a reason a lot of people think it’s the single best Springsteen show.

    Dunno enough to lend any credence to that, but, shit are there ever 5 or 6 classics I’ve never heard sound better than they did in September of 1978.

  9. Darkness on the Edge of Menarche

Like every super-fan, I’ve waited years to hear the unreleased tracks from The Boss’s album about being a Photoshopped 11-year-old-girl.

Wait. What now?

    Darkness on the Edge of Menarche

    Like every super-fan, I’ve waited years to hear the unreleased tracks from The Boss’s album about being a Photoshopped 11-year-old-girl.

    Wait. What now?

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  11. Bruce Springsteen - “Girls in Their Summer Clothes”

    What a great pop song. I’d be surprised if he hadn’t been listening to some early Magnetic Fields.

  12. Bruce Springsteen - “Thunder Road” (Live, 1975)

    At Hammersmith Odeon, London ‘75.

    The last verse of this song — particularly in this performance — has become one of my favorite things ever.

    There were ghosts in the eyes
    Of all the boys you sent away.
    They haunt this dusty beach road In the skeleton frames of burned-out Chevrolets.
    They scream your name at night in the street!
    Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet.
    And, in the lonely cool before dawn,
    From your room, you hear their engines roar on.
    But, when you get to the porch, they’re gone on the wind. So, Mary climb in.
    It’s a town full of losers, And I’m pulling outta here to win.

  13. Thunder Road (MP3)


  You can hide ‘neath your covers
  And study your pain —
  Make crosses from your lovers
  Throw roses in the rain.
  Waste your Summer, praying in vain,
  For a saviour to rise from these streets


Springsteen’s like hot water, cheeseburgers, and grandmothers — you get so used to them being around that you take them for granted, forgetting how awesome each truly is.

This is a man with a gift and terrific quality control.

    Thunder Road (MP3)

    You can hide ‘neath your covers
    And study your pain —
    Make crosses from your lovers
    Throw roses in the rain.
    Waste your Summer, praying in vain,
    For a saviour to rise from these streets

    Springsteen’s like hot water, cheeseburgers, and grandmothers — you get so used to them being around that you take them for granted, forgetting how awesome each truly is.

    This is a man with a gift and terrific quality control.