Can Bruce Springsteen Even Play the Guitar ?

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  1. Go2Guy

    Go2Guy Well-Known Member

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    Watching HBO R&R Hall of Fame.

    It looks like he knows the first 5 notes of Pretty Woman.....but that's about it.

    The rest of the 3-hours he bangs the E-chord while Little Steven, with his back to the audience, plays the real guitar parts.

    It seems the guitar is just a prop.

    Kinda like Britney lip-synching her songs, The Boss air guitars all through his concerts.

    PS; the opening chords of Born To Run were a direct rip off of Little Eve's "The Locomotion"....just listen.....
     
  2. cytheguy

    cytheguy Well-Known Member

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    Regardless of whether or not he can play the guitar, Bruce Springsteen and the E Stree Band put on one h--- of a show!
     
  3. everyyard

    everyyard Well-Known Member

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    You destroyed any credibility you had when you criticized the Boss. Whatever he is doing...it is working just fine for him and everyone else. I cannot believe you compared Springsteen to Britney.
     
  4. jbhtexas

    jbhtexas Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a huge Springsteen fan, but I really like the "Live in Dublin" DVD he did with the Sessions band. He does some nice guitar work on that DVD...so yes, he can play more than the first 5 notes of Pretty Woman and the E-chord...
     
  5. Frak

    Frak Well-Known Member

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    Please. Did you see him going back and forth with Tom Morello? He can play. The guy is a flat out musical genius. May not be the best guitar player out there, but he does well enough.

    Born to Run is one of the legendary songs of Rock and Roll. That being said, Springsteen was a MoTown fan and I could see where that influence comes out in some of his song.

    If you've ever been to any of his concerts, any comparison to Britney Spears is crazy. Their shows are pure Rock and Roll, they put in a lot of effort and none of it is fake. Lots of improv and spur of the moment songs.
     
  6. GeronimusClone

    GeronimusClone Well-Known Member

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    The Boss can play the guitar.
    He can also do a stage slide and go crotch first into a camera during halftime of the Super Bowl. I still have that on DVR.
     
  7. No, the Boss can't play a lick of guitar, just listen at about the 1:25 mark or so :jimlad:. The OP has obviously not seen him in concert.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3vUKBOJ5sU"]YouTube - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Prove It All Night[/ame]
     
  8. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    No he is not. He is an entertainer. Tom Murrillo is a musical Genius.
     
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  9. aauummm

    aauummm Well-Known Member

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    I just watched Roy Orbison's "Black & White Night" DVD last night. Springsteen was doing fairly well on that one at that time!:yes: Maybe he's getting a bit of arthritis in his hands as he gets older?
     
  10. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Bruce sucks
     
  11. Enginerd

    Enginerd Well-Known Member

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  12. HILLCYD

    HILLCYD Well-Known Member

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    The guitar in his hands is to give him something to do while he sings. It if is in the mix at all it is very low. Watch ANY show and try to pick out what he is playing. You can't because it isn't turned up.
     
  13. Enginerd

    Enginerd Well-Known Member

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    I am assuming you have been to shows by both artists to make this claim?
     
  14. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    Yep, and his exhibit in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame sucks.
     
  15. Clones21

    Clones21 Well-Known Member

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    That little solo he did is actually very easy to do if you have any of the smallest idea of how to play the guitar.
     
  16. GeronimusClone

    GeronimusClone Well-Known Member

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    I need you to post video of yourself shredding said solo.
     
  17. Clones21

    Clones21 Well-Known Member

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    no camrea or i would shred away on my BC Rich Mockingbird:wink:
     
  18. GeronimusClone

    GeronimusClone Well-Known Member

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    Got to know someone within driving distance that has a digital camera.
     
  19. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    Cell phone and video message it to your e-mail.
     
  20. Clones21

    Clones21 Well-Known Member

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    Use to have one. Tell i droped it in my lake. Never will go fishing with a 250$ camrea again.:confused:
     

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