Why Bruce Springsteen Could No Longer “Get Away” From Social Problems
Bruce Springsteen is nicknamed “the boss” for a reason. He was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and even created a podcast with former President Barack Obama, Renegades: Born in the United States.
Here’s what we know about some Springsteen songs like “Streets of Philadelphia” and his song “Crystallizing Their Problems and Their Currency”.
‘Bruce Springsteen’ is the artist behind songs like ‘Dancing in the Dark’, ‘Born to Run’ and ‘Born in the USA’
This New Jersey native is known for songs like “Born to Run” and “Hungry Heart”. Springsteen has a career spanning decades and is known for his heartfelt and honest original music.
Springsteen is also known for his activism, particularly for Asbury Park in New Jersey, Vietnam Veterans and Amnesty International. This artist also created a song and album based on a well-known American novel detailing the complications of American capitalism.
Bruce Springsteen released his song “The Ghost of Tom Joad”
With his Born to run autobiography, this artist detailed the highlights and milestones of his musical career. This of course resulted in a The biggest hits production, released in 1995. However, Springsteen shared that he had one song left from the project that he couldn’t complete.
“’Streets of Philadelphia’ and Jonathan Demme made me think again about writing about social issues,” Springsteen wrote. “It was something that I had moved away from over the past decade. As my success increased, there was something about this “rich man in a poor man’s shirt” that left a nasty taste in my mouth.
“After twenty-five years of writing, the song that helped me crystallize these issues and their motto for the second half of my professional life was ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’,” he continued.
This song and its corresponding album debuted in 1995. Since its release, the song has gained more than 15 million plays on the music streaming platform. The album itself won the Grammy Award for Best contemporary folk album.
Based on the 1939 American novel by John Steinbeck Grapes of Wrath and Woody Guthrie The ballad of Tom Joad, Louder Sound describes this song as “a modern appropriation of the same preoccupations from the days of the Great Depression in the early 90s”.
Bruce Springsteen also created the music for the Oscar-winning drama “Philadelphia”
This 1993 film details the experience of lawyer Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks), who was fired when his firm discovered his HIV status and sexual orientation. Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia” is the title track from this production, along with other tracks from the soundtrack performed by Peter Gabriel (“Lovetown”) and Sade (“Please Send Me Someone To Love.”)
Springsteen also teamed up with Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff for the song “Chinatown,” which chronicles the experience of growing up in the shadow of New York. Born to run by Springsteen is available at most major booksellers, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Target.
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