Similar to our series on Pearl Jam last year, we will be digging deep into the discography of an American rock ‘n’ roll institution, Bruce Springsteen. The series is called “20th Century Boss,” and as the title suggests, it covers every studio album released by Springsteen from his 1973 debut, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. up through 1995’s The Ghost of Tom Joad.
The series launches Feb. 12, and we’ll be posting two episodes per week over the course of four weeks.
I had little problem finding great guests who were willing and able to speak insightfully about what exactly makes Springsteen great. The result, I believe, will fascinate long-time fans and provide a handy primer for neophytes.
Episode 1: Bruce Begins (Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, The Innocent, and The E Street Shuffle) with Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem
Episode 2: Born To Run with Jeff Rosenstock
Episode 3: Darkness On The Edge of Town with Julien Baker
Episode 4: The River with Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus
Episode 5: Nebraska with Phoebe Bridgers
Episode 6: Born In The U.S.A. with Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers
Episode 7: Tunnel Of Love with John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats
Episode 8: Bruce in the ’90s (Human Touch, Lucky Town, and The Ghost of Tom Joad) with Tim Showalter of Strand of Oaks