11:44 AM on 04/25/13
Great write up guys, knew you'd both do a good job with Bruce!
Blinded by The Light is one of my favourite Bruce songs, I love it so much, it's such a fun and the images he creates in that song are lovely, "And some kidnapped handicap was complaining that he caught the clap from some mousetrap he bought last night". Fantastic line, but the whole song is full of gems.
However, I'd agree with Craig when he says that Spirit and Blinded are the only tracks that don't feel dated. They're also the only songs on here that are 'top-tier' Springsteen and as good as anything else he would write. That's not to say that the rest of the album is full of duds or anything, but those two stand head and shoulder above the rest. I know when making the album, it was made as cheap as possible, which is pretty apparent in the production and the general 'rushed' feel of the album. It's a great album overall, but isn't as fantastic as the six that follow it are.