10:37 AM on 04/25/13
Great reviews from both of you guys. I always tell people that Greetings is in my top 5 Bruce albums and they look at me like I'm crazy. But I genuinely believe that with better production and a more constant E-Street band behind him instead of random musicians on this song and that song, this could've been viewed a heck of a lot better by Bruce fans.
The wordplay on this album is phenomenal. Do you know how hard it is to write in line rhyme after in line rhyme and still have it sound good? Extremely difficult. And then there is the aforementioned "Key to the Universe" line which is one of my all time favorite Bruce lyrics. This album was the precursor to the special things to come in his career, but I don't think it plays second fiddle to them.