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It hasn't been since the "Born In The USA" sessions where Bruce and the band have all been in a professional recording studio, at the exact same time, to do all of the basic tracking and overdubs for an album. A record like "The Rising," for instance, had different musicians flying in and out of Atlanta to record their parts and such. It is to my understanding that every E Street Band record since has been recorded like this. They recorded the new songs on the 1995 "Greatest Hits" album live, but it wasn't a new studio record.

For this new project, I'd like to see Bruce and the band record like they used to: LIVE. Everyone in the band is to be there at the same time, facing each other, to cut the basic songs and to do all of the overdubbing. I miss the way they used to make records. How you would hear Bruce and Steve in the background hooping and hollering like they did during "Darlington County." There was an excitement in the playing that I feel has been lost on the post-"BITUSA" albums, even if the albums contained some outstanding songs.  

I would like to see Bruce rent what is now called The Power Station At BerkleeNYC, the amazing studio that Bruce chose to record "The River" and part of "BITUSA." The studio is as good as ever. It still has one of the best drum sounds of any studio. It was bought and is now managed by the Berklee School of Music. No home recording!!! And I repeat, not a single piece of music should be recorded unless every member is present, either playing or offering input. If they need to take a break from recording to attend to family affairs or what not, so be it. They can have the odd day off. But I don't like the business of people flying in and out and recording their parts without the special magic that comes from musicians playing live at once.

The members of the band are much older, and most if not all their kids are grown. Steve doesn't have the Sopranos. Max isn't doing late night TV shows. It's time to get back to the basics and make a killer E Street band record like they used to. It's not going to kill everyone to live in or around New York City for 4-6 weeks.

Lastly, most of the recent E Street Band records have been super guitar oriented. I feel Roy has been pushed to the background somewhat. I am not saying that I want to hear a "Born To Run Part II" kind of album, but even on "Darkness," it seemed as if Roy's playing was more present than on the recent records. I would like to have Roy stick out more. To hear a few more amazing intros and outros, and to just hear his playing more during the songs.

Anything that you'd like to see on the new E Street Band album that will be recorded this autumn? This is a big one. The band doesn't have much longer to go, so it would really be nice to get a great record out of the group. I really do feel that some of the music since 2000 has suffered due to the way it was recorded.

 

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I think all of us ole timers would love that but...

Bruce is always evolving and never seems to look back.  Bruce may have this to say about your thoughts:

A letter come blowin' in
On an ill wind
Somethin' 'bout me and you
Never seein' one another again

And what I knew had come
Stars struck deaf and dumb
Like when we kissed
That taste of blood on your tongue

Don't worry, darlin'
No baby, don't you fret
We're livin' in the future
And none of this has happened yet

____________________________________

The SPL Rocks!

 

Pulled up to my house today
Came and took my little girl away!
Giants Stadium 8/28/03



Oats

I'd like to see Rick Rubin produce the record.

No relationship songs and no songs under 4 minutes long.

Lots of six string muscle and lots of horns.

A couple of car songs, one which somebody drives a souped up Mazda or Hyundai.

Some new professions for a change - maybe have the characters be a pizza delivery boy,  an architect, a psychologist, a pharmacist, a dietitian, a surveyor and a pig farmer who becomes a stock broker.

Give them cool character nicknames (a la Magic Rat), such as the Mad Hatter, Billy the Lip, Psycho Annie, Fat Brad, Porky the Stool and Barney LaGrange.

Oh, one can only wish!

 

CrookedCrutch posted:

I'd like to see Rick Rubin produce the record.

No relationship songs and no songs under 4 minutes long.

Lots of six string muscle and lots of horns.

A couple of car songs, one which somebody drives a souped up Mazda or Hyundai.

Some new professions for a change - maybe have the characters be a pizza delivery boy,  an architect, a psychologist, a pharmacist, a dietitian, a surveyor and a pig farmer who becomes a stock broker.

Give them cool character nicknames (a la Magic Rat), such as the Mad Hatter, Billy the Lip, Psycho Annie, Fat Brad, Porky the Stool and Barney LaGrange.

Oh, one can only wish!

 

I got just the thing for ya:

Three Rabid Fans

vrooom, vrooom, (Synthesiser car sounds)

That ole pensioner (nickname), Oats

he's shuffling from his ride.

That hot 2002 Sonata with  (cars)

the steering wheel wrapped inside.  (souped up)

(Instrumental interlude with Lots of six string muscle and lots of horns.)

Just got back from a road trip to the west side of town

visited the chiropractor to adjust what's worn down. ( road trip out west)

He's meeting up with Hey Eddie and that guy with the Crooked Crutch (cool nicks)

together the three of em don't get around that much.

They all wear leather necklaces with pendants (Tough guys in leather)

while they strut their stuff

Just in cast they fall and cannot get back up.

(Instrumental interlude with lots of drums and these  guitars )

They talk about the ole days 

when they could sing, dance and fight.  (Memories)

Now all they have are prayers  (Religion and Despair)

hoping against hope that...

each won't have to get up and tinkle in the middle of the night.



This little ditty has it all. 

____________________________________

The SPL Rocks!

 

Pulled up to my house today
Came and took my little girl away!
Giants Stadium 8/28/03



Oats

Last edited by Oats
Oats posted:
CrookedCrutch posted:

I'd like to see Rick Rubin produce the record.

No relationship songs and no songs under 4 minutes long.

Lots of six string muscle and lots of horns.

A couple of car songs, one which somebody drives a souped up Mazda or Hyundai.

Some new professions for a change - maybe have the characters be a pizza delivery boy,  an architect, a psychologist, a pharmacist, a dietitian, a surveyor and a pig farmer who becomes a stock broker.

Give them cool character nicknames (a la Magic Rat), such as the Mad Hatter, Billy the Lip, Psycho Annie, Fat Brad, Porky the Stool and Barney LaGrange.

Oh, one can only wish!

 

I got just the thing for ya:

Three Rabid Fans

vrooom, vrooom, (Synthesiser car sounds)

That ole pensioner (nickname), Oats

he's shuffling from his ride.

That hot 2002 Sonata with  (cars)

the steering wheel wrapped inside.  (souped up)

(Instrumental interlude with Lots of six string muscle and lots of horns.)

Just got back from a road trip to the west side of town

visited the chiropractor to adjust what's worn down. ( road trip out west)

He's meeting up with Hey Eddie and that guy with the Crooked Crutch (cool nicks)

together the three of em don't get around that much.

They all wear leather necklaces with pendants (Tough guys in leather)

while they strut their stuff

Just in cast they fall and cannot get back up.

(Instrumental interlude with lots of drums and these  guitars )

They talk about the ole days 

when they could sing, dance and fight.  (Memories)

Now all they have are prayers  (Religion and Despair)

hoping against hope that...

each won't have to get up and tinkle in the middle of the night.



This little ditty has it all. 

Maryland got legalized? 

Oats posted:

I got just the thing for ya:

Three Rabid Fans

vrooom, vrooom, (Synthesiser car sounds)

That ole pensioner (nickname), Oats

he's shuffling from his ride.

That hot 2002 Sonata with  (cars)

the steering wheel wrapped inside.  (souped up)

(Instrumental interlude with Lots of six string muscle and lots of horns.)

Just got back from a road trip to the west side of town

visited the chiropractor to adjust what's worn down. ( road trip out west)

He's meeting up with Hey Eddie and that guy with the Crooked Crutch (cool nicks)

together the three of em don't get around that much.

They all wear leather necklaces with pendants (Tough guys in leather)

while they strut their stuff

Just in cast they fall and cannot get back up.

(Instrumental interlude with lots of drums and these  guitars )

They talk about the ole days 

when they could sing, dance and fight.  (Memories)

Now all they have are prayers  (Religion and Despair)

hoping against hope that...

each won't have to get up and tinkle in the middle of the night.



This little ditty has it all. 

Awesome!

Let's just send Oats to the Power Station, with Max, Roy & Steve, Gary and Toby Scott. Let Bruce visit after one week for a day to sing the lyrics Oats penned. Album done.

Last edited by ralfsturm
ralfsturm posted:
Oats posted:

I got just the thing for ya:

Three Rabid Fans

vrooom, vrooom, (Synthesiser car sounds)

That ole pensioner (nickname), Oats

he's shuffling from his ride.

That hot 2002 Sonata with  (cars)

the steering wheel wrapped inside.  (souped up)

(Instrumental interlude with Lots of six string muscle and lots of horns.)

Just got back from a road trip to the west side of town

visited the chiropractor to adjust what's worn down. ( road trip out west)

He's meeting up with Hey Eddie and that guy with the Crooked Crutch (cool nicks)

together the three of em don't get around that much.

They all wear leather necklaces with pendants (Tough guys in leather)

while they strut their stuff

Just in cast they fall and cannot get back up.

(Instrumental interlude with lots of drums and these  guitars )

They talk about the ole days 

when they could sing, dance and fight.  (Memories)

Now all they have are prayers  (Religion and Despair)

hoping against hope that...

each won't have to get up and tinkle in the middle of the night.



This little ditty has it all. 

Awesome!

Let's just send Oats to the Power Station, with Max, Roy & Steve, Gary and Toby Scott. Let Bruce visit after one week for a day to sing the lyrics Oats penned. Album done.

That would be a dream come true... at least from my point of view.  

Maybe a nightmare from their point of view.  

____________________________________

The SPL Rocks!

 

Pulled up to my house today
Came and took my little girl away!
Giants Stadium 8/28/03



Oats

petrus99 posted:

I tell you my wish.

A 10 songs album, guitar driven, but with piano on right channel and hammond on the left. Produced by T Bone Burnett. A The River sounding record but with a modern twist. No horns, no violin. Just Steve on backing vocals.

I know I'm dreaming, but...

That's what I am talking about. Give Landau and Van Zandt boxing gloves and make them co-producers!

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