Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949, in Long Branch, New Jersey[1]) is a very popular American musician.[2][3] He is one of the top selling recording artists of all time.[4] He was nonpolitical until 2004, when he started to bash President Bush; he campaigned for Obama in 2008.[5]

His most famous song "Born in the USA" was for a time considered a patriotic song but a closer look at the lyrics showed that is was actually a Vietnam protest song.


"I had a brother at Khe Sanh

Fighting off the Viet Cong They're still there, he's all gone

He had a woman he loved in Saigon I got a picture of him in her arms now"

Khe Sanh refers to a Vietnam battle that was used by antiwar activists to support the notion that the war was unjust.


Discography

Springsteen has a number of studio and live albums[6]

  • 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)

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