The Year Of The Boss
John Mendelsohn, Creem, 1986
LETS ADMIT IT to one another – there are several things we dont like so much about Bruce Springsteen. Were not crazy, for instance, about his music (not in the grand, but in the nuts and bolts sense – you know, the notes and stuff) being entirely predictable, based on riffs and changes that were already generic before Little Richard bought his first tube of eyeliner. Were not crazy about his having virtually no melodic flair. In all candor, we find a fair percentage of his music pretty tedious.
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