Lament(s) for the Late A.D. — American Skin, pt. 3

This is the third post in a series on Bruce Springsteen’s “American Skin (41 Shots)” and related songs. Read the first post here, and the second one here. “We don’t want to bring our politics to ya…” Remember that quote from Sam Cooke on our post about Bob Dylan’s voice? … → read more

Fingerprints on your imagination – American Skin, pt. 2

We decided to extend the discussion of Bruce Springsteen‘s “American Skin (41 Shots)” into two weeks. As a coincidence, we launch this post on The Boss’s 64th birthday–a celebration, of sorts, of his extraordinary body of work, developing many of the themes we discuss here week to week. Introduction I … → read more