Monday, October 01, 2007

Juicy Bruce

Did anyone else happen to see the live Bruce Springsteen concert on The Today Show last week? If you weren't able to catch it, you really missed something! It was a short but energetic set, though I was a little taken aback by some of his performance choices. For one, when he made his entrance motoring out in the same futuristic robot car used by Gary Numan in Urgh! A Music War, I couldn't believe my eyes (mostly, I was wondering how much he paid Numan to use it)! I also found it kind of odd that he and the E Street Band covered "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". It didn't seem like a song that would suit him or his image (or his audience). I was a little shocked, as well, by that Bob Fosse jazz-hands thing he did every time he sang the title to "Born to Run". But the topper had to be the portion of the show where he rapped and kept waving that Uzi around--was that thing a prop? That, and the duet with Phillip Glass were probably the most surreal moments of the entire show. If any of you caught this live performance, I'd love to know what you thought of it.

6 comments:

anandamide said...

or that album he made where the whole cover was his ass?

...oh wait, that really happened.

Disco:Very said...

Ah, yes but what a patriotic ass it was, with that American flag backdrop and all. Why, if we had used that ass to help us fight terrorism at the beginning of the Iraq War, we could have been waving a "Mission Accomplished" banner above Bush's head after just 3 weeks of fighting!

Oh wait, that really happened, too, didn't it?

Charmuh said...

Is Springsteen a Dadaist now? That is some severely bizarre behavior.

Did anyone see the episode of The Ben Stiller Show where Springsteen shines Andy Dick's shoes?

Mark Taylor said...

I have a vision of Springsteen's ass delivering the monologue from the beginning of Patton.

Disco:Very said...

You haven't even heard me go on yet about the E-Street Band, which seems to balloon in size each time Springsteen regroups them. My guess would be that for this televised performance, there were 12 to 15 band members on stage, although who really knows? I lost count after the 2nd keyboard player. I expect The Polyphonic Spree will be backing him on his next album.

Charmuh said...

Aren't they touring with Eddie and The Cruisers this year?