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Old 13th July 2006
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springsteen booed...

so i managed to catch the last 20 minutes of
"Bruce Springsteen: The Seeger Sessions Live at St. Luke’s" on PBS tonight.

and after each song there was definite boo'ing heard amidst the cheers.


wtf !!?? let the band play the songs.

Is this the 35 year old Bachelor that paid to hear Born in the USA, or are these folk purists who paid to go there and boo the band?

I googled around and it looks like Bruce and the new band are getting booed quite frequently. What is up with people ? What i really don't get is how you can boo a band that is obviously making the first 30 rows dance their asses off. No matter what your reason is for discontent at that point, you're just being childish.
Old 13th July 2006
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let me tell you the least amount of boo'ing to ever happen:

bruce in jersey.

maybe they were saying "boooooo-ruce!"
Old 13th July 2006
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I really can't stand listening to the man, but I wouldn't boo him. I just wouldn't go. That's too much energy/money to be wasted on something so petty.
Old 13th July 2006
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Adam,
It wasn't booing. It's widely known that his fans shout BRUUUUUUUUUUCE at his concerts and that it sounds like booing. You'll hear it on every tape of a live Springsteen gig.
Old 13th July 2006
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oh. never mind.
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Old 13th July 2006
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Originally Posted by creegstor
Adam,
It wasn't booing. It's widely known that his fans shout BRUUUUUUUUUUCE at his concerts and that it sounds like booing. You'll hear it on every tape of a live Springsteen gig.


that's good.
Old 13th July 2006
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Originally Posted by AdamJay
I googled around and it looks like Bruce and the new band are getting booed quite frequently. What is up with people ?
Dylan + the Hawks (the Band) 1966 world tour. They got booed EVERYWHERE, yet they wrote history.

Thumbs up for Springsteen though, way to go.
Old 14th July 2006
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Dylan + the Hawks (the Band) 1966 world tour. They got booed EVERYWHERE, yet they wrote history.
Yeah, Dylan + The Hawks going electric in Royal Albert Hall, London 1966.

Words from John Landau (worked with Bruce) regarding the London gig:

'It isn't hard for me to remember the booing, the names, the insults he endured just to be standing there with an electric band...On this album the audience claps at the wrong time, claps rhythmically as if to deliberately throw his timing off.'


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Old 14th July 2006
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Glad we've Rosanne Rosannadanna'ed our way out of the confusion over the trademark "BROOOOOOCE" cheers ...

So now, I have a tangent of a question for you Broooooce fans.

Why does the Prince of New Jersey sing with a fake southern accent?

It's as corny as Madonna's fake British accent if you ask me, and yet Springsteen is so widely heralded.

-dave
Old 14th July 2006
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you've never lived in jersey..........

jersey accent? its beyond definition.........\
Old 14th July 2006
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you've never lived in jersey..........

jersey accent? its beyond definition.........\
I've lived in Boston, have family in various parts of New England, New York and New Jersey ... And I was raised primarily in the South

So I've heard it .. and I've heard the pallete of drawl too.. He's not singing in Jersey accent .. More like West Texas.. and it's perplexing to me.

-dave
Old 14th July 2006
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Why does the Prince of New Jersey sing with a fake southern accent?
Because it's art and he can do as he pleases.
Old 14th July 2006
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Because it's art and he can do as he pleases.
Aren't you supposed to be neutral? heh

-dave
Old 14th July 2006
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Aren't you supposed to be neutral?
No. I feel sorry for him!

I know what it's like to speak a language that nobody comprehends (Swiss German, and we always feel strange and ridiculed when orally expressing ourselves in 'proper' German!)

Could be the same with New Jersey I guess.

At least I understand Springsteen's words, this wasn't always the case with John Fogerty, who sang in a heavy southern accent while CCR was going. He was from Oakland and reportedly never even visited the South till about ago years ago.

But I have no problem with that, it's art and not autobiography.

But wait.....Sting. Now here's a guy that really got on my nerves when he did his Jamaican accent thing!
Old 14th July 2006
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I was joking!
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I was joking!
< slaps forehead >



heh
Old 15th July 2006
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And why does Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day sing like a cockney Brit? And why do any number of American singers round off their R's like the British, when they know full well they're American? And why does Keith Urban sing with a twang when he's from Australia?
Old 16th July 2006
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He just sounds so caricaturized to me. No real way to describe it other than he's overdoing an impression of himself (in a bad SNL sorta way) and it just makes me laugh. Same thing with me regarding Dylan. I don't care what the hell they're singing as long as they insist on singing it so goofily.

I know it's just opinion here but... come on! They sound hilarious!
Old 18th July 2006
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Yeah, Dylan + The Hawks going electric in Royal Albert Hall, London 1966.

Words from John Landau (worked with Bruce) regarding the London gig:

'It isn't hard for me to remember the booing, the names, the insults he endured just to be standing there with an electric band...On this album the audience claps at the wrong time, claps rhythmically as if to deliberately throw his timing off.'


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Old 6th February 2007
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maybe they ought to get a life.....or make that "a good life"
Old 6th February 2007
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Adam,
It wasn't booing. It's widely known that his fans shout BRUUUUUUUUUUCE at his concerts and that it sounds like booing. You'll hear it on every tape of a live Springsteen gig.

I very much enjoyed thinking it was booing. Never a fan.
Old 6th February 2007
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Guess what. Springsteen doesn't care if you're a fan or not. If the thought of booing the performers gives you pleasure, I'd say it makes you kind of an ahole, personnally. (no offense)

I'm sure your status as a Springsteen non-fan will be long remembered in the anals of RocknRoll history.

Last edited by Tone Laborer; 6th February 2007 at 06:04 AM.. Reason: another jab
Old 6th February 2007
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da boss
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