An interesting article on Springsteen, in light of a new documentary coming out on the making of the underrated "Darkness on the Edge of Town" album. And one more, for good measure.
Despite the partisan nature of his involvement in politics in recent years, and despite the fact that his particular music does not suit everyone, I do not hesitate to promote the art of Bruce Springsteen at my blog. For his importance to the American music scene; for the wealth, variety, and thoughtfulness of his material; and for the obvious passion with which he infuses his work, he is someone worth knowing.
And one of the "dark" periods of his career, in the sense of being all too unknown, is the late seventies, the time of his album, "Darkness on the Edge of Town." Therefore, the soon to be released documentary and book on that time is most welcome. Look for "The Promise" on HBO, and the complete package with DVDs in stores.