"Bash" as a verb
I think it would do the article well to change bash to something along the lines of "speak against" or really anything with a more neutral tone. Is this ok? --BLJones 22:35, 18 September 2009 (EDT)
I think this article isn't really correct when it says that Springsteen is was nonpolitical until 2004. He may not have said much in interviews about it (this shows his humble attitude towards the media; he generally doesn't think he's supposed to be a person who dumbstrikes the world every other day with political opinions), but his lyrics have always had a political touch in them, especially after 2000. Early examples of songs are War and Born In The USA. After 2000, he released a live version of the song American Skin (41 Shots), which speaks about how he thinks America is maybe the most dangerous country to live in, and the song can be interpret as being in favor of gun control.
Further mentionworthy things are two of his studio albums; The Rising, Devils And Dust and 2009's Working On A Dream. The Rising is an album he wrote as a response to America's reaction to 9/11. The album shows his anti-Bush standards, with songs like Worlds Apart and Let's Be Friends, where he seems to say that George Bush's way of dealing with the situation only made things worse. Working On A Dream generally speaks of his delight coming from Obama's election. Springsteen had been in favor of John Kerry, and wrote the Devils And Dust as a response to Bush's election (Devils And Dust has a very depressed sound, and talks a lot about people who live in misery).
I don't really know how relevant all of this is, though. Does anybody think it's notable enough to mention this in the article? MalP 11:53, 8 August 2010 (EDT)