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Tougher Than Most: Bruce Springsteen's Tunnel of Love tour

Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 24 March 1988

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S 'Tougher Than the Rest' is a sombre, unforgiving song typical of his recent Tunnel of Love album. It describes love not as an answer to problems but as a reward for survivors of those problems, and when he sang it at Philadelphia's Spectrum March 8, he gave it a slow, deliberate arrangement that featured ominous synthesizers and a funeral march beat.

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