Tag Archives: Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen’s “High Hopes” – A Review

  Bruce Springsteen’s 18th studio album, High Hopes, dropped on January 14 and reviews have come thick and fast since its release date. But reviews haven’t been very flattering, with most critics pointing to problems with how the songs cohere to form the album. To make that point one has to assume cohesion is the point of […]

The Boss in the RSA: SA Shows on Sale

  One of the most enduring memories I have of Bruce Springsteen’s gig at Soccer City last weekend; is bouncing across the football pitch, arms raised to a new song Heaven’s Wall. Repeating the chorus, “raise your hands, raise your hands, raise your hands”. The gospel-infused song was a standout at The Boss’ three and half hour […]

R.I.P Pete Seeger

  Pete Seeger, who died this week at the age of 94, was a decent, faithful human being. A left-wing activist and American folk-protest-singer who irresistably melded political consciousness to song-crafting. He lived life without the egoism of rock music, but rather, with the empathy of activism. His work was fundamental to the Civil Rights and Anti-War […]