Springsteen: Scruff As Superstar
Simon Frith, The Observer, 1985
IF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN didnt exist rock critics would have had to invent him – which, in a sense, they did. His manager, ex-journalist Jon Landau, the man who first described him as rock and rolls future, is one of the few critics who put his money where his mouth was, and Springsteen has always been a critics cause, the clinching proof that rock could be what they claimed – humane, exciting and committed.
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