Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949, in Long Branch, New Jersey,) whose nickname is The Boss, is an American rock musician/liberal activist. A favorite of liberals, he is one of the top selling recording artists of all time.
He played the Super Bowl halftime show in 2009.
Springsteen supports the reelection of Barack Hussein Obama in 2012, though he will not be on the campaign trail for Obama this time, perhaps because of the lack of enthusiasm for Obama this time. He supported John Kerry in 2004 and Obama in 2008, campaigning for them though saying he wants to promote his new album and that it was bit of an accident that he campaigned during the Bush years.
To the thrill of the lamestream media, Springsteen was critical of the use of one his song "Born In The USA" by Ronald Reagan's campaign in 1984. The song is actually a protest song against the Vietnam War; the Reagan campaign mistakenly assumed it was not a protest song. Springsteen campaigned for John Kerry in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008, and criticized then-President George W. Bush He is now a high profile advocate for same-sex marriage in New Jersey.
His 2009 album Working on a Dream featured a title track that was about the coming of the Obama Administration and how the American Dream was being restored, consistent with Springsteen's support of Obama in 2008 and criticism of Bush in 2004.
Springsteen released Wrecking Ball in 2012, which is an overly political album. The first song on the album, "We Take Care of Our Own", is critical of Americans, claiming that they are selfish and not willing to, as Springsteen puts it, "take care of our own". It is similar to "Born in the USA" in the regard that it has been mistaken for a patriotic anthem, that due to the upbeat nature and the chorus, some believe it to be a patriotic song saying that Americans indeed take care of their own. The album, Springsteen claims, is in support of the blue collar worker. This album came out after Springsteen became overly political supporting liberal causes. The song "We Take Care of Our Own" is on the list for music for the Obama campaign.
- Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)
- The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle (1973)
- Born To Run (1975)
- Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
- The River (1980)
- Nebraska (1982)
- Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
- Live 1975-1985 (live) (1986)
- Tunnel of Love (1987)
- Chimes of Freedom (1988)
- Human Touch (1992)
- Lucky Town (1992)
- In Concert MTV Plugged (Live) (1993)
- Greatest Hits (1995)
- The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995)
- Tracks (1998)
- Live in New York City (Live) (2001)
- The Rising (2002)
- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003)
- Live in Barcelona (Live) (2003)
- In Concert MTV Plugged (Live) (2004)
- Devils & Dust (2005)
- Born To Run: 30th Anniversary (2005)
- Hammersmith Odeon London '75 (2006)
- We Shall Overcome(2006)
- Live in Dublin (Live) (2007)
- Magic (2007)
- Working on a Dream (2009)
- Wrecking Ball (2012)
- High Hopes (2014)
- Stephen M. Silverman, "Springsteen States His Case Against Bush," People Magazine Aug. 06, 2004
- Bruce Springsteen Voices Support for Same-Sex Marriage in NJ, CNSNews.com, December 09, 2009