Brand new Bruce…

wrecking ball - bruce springsteenBrand new Bruce Springsteen song released today.  “We Take Care of Our Own” is from the upcoming (March 6) album Wrecking Ball. You can get the song at Amazon as a download, or watch the video/hear the audio here.

Don’t want to say too much yet; listen for yourself and we’ll discuss later. Yet I will say there is a pop music gleam to this one, while retaining the core of Springsteen’s brilliance – gospel, majestic and hopeful music, tinged with some anger. More info on the release and new producer Ron Aniello here.

Wrecking Ball TRACK LISTING

  • We Take Care of Our Own
  • Easy Money
  • Shackled and Drawn
  • Jack of All Trades
  • Death to My Hometown
  • This Depression
  • Wrecking Ball
  • You’ve Got It
  • Rocky Ground
  • Land of Hope and Dreams
  • We Are Alive
  • two bonus tracks

VIDEO: Springsteen at 2012 Light of Day benefit – “Because the Night”

Bruce Springsteen was an unannounced guest at the annual “Light of Day” benefit show in Asbury Park over the weekend. He joined Joe Grushecky’s band for a long set of his own songs.  Here’s a video of “Because the Night” , with a killer Bruce solo at the end.  Whenever I hear a conversation about great rock and roll guitar players, he rarely gets mentioned.  Watch this solo; raw, soulful and loud.  One of the great rock guitarists, no matter what some best-of list might say….

Willie Nile and John Eddie on background vocals.  They had played earlier in the night.