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Bruce Springsteen: Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (Columbia)

Dave Marsh, Creem, May 1973

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN has enough gall to actually commit suicide on stage of his own volition. Unlike Alice Cooper and David Bowie, who only yak about such stunts, Bruce would obviously come through all the way if given the opportunity. Unfortunately, his record company is trying to steal the scene by the usual act of ritual infanticide: i.e., claiming that Bruce is the Baby Bobby Dylan.

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