The Gripes of Wrath
And completing a triptych of Bruce-related posts, here's our review of Wrecking Ball, published in the current HP:
Let us now praise angry old men. Bruce Springsteen’s 17th album Wrecking Ball might be broadly described as set of 21st century protest songs inflamed by white collar grand larceny. Its memories are long – Bruce has mined these subjects for almost 40 years, in songs like ‘Badlands’, ‘The River’, ‘Atlantic City’ and ‘Youngstown’ – and its sense of context wide: from dust bowl refugees to Mexican migrants, from the flood necropolis of New Orleans to Detroit’s autogeddon, from the Great ...