Album I can't live without: Born In The USA
The album I can't live without
The first album I ever got was Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA back in 1984.
This is the album that made me a Springsteen fan.
I know it is not his best, compared to Born To Run, Devils & Dust, Darkness On The Edge Of Town and The Rising, but I think it's still a great album.
The title track is one of the most misinterpreted songs in history. It's not actually a patriotic American anthem, but a tale of a Vietnam veteran returning home to find that nobody cares about him.
Ironically 'Dancing In The Dark' is a song about not being able to write a hit song, and the video even made Courtney Cox a star.
'My Hometown' could be about any small town here in New Zealand.
Overall it is a fantastic album.
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