Outlaw Pete book by Bruce Springsteen

Outlaw Pete book by Bruce Springsteen (Author), Frank Caruso (Illustrator)


When Bruce Springsteen was a little boy, he learned the story of Brave Cowboy Bill, about a pure-hearted little cowboy. It was the first of Bruce’s Western loves, which now range from John Ford movies to Mexican music to Native American art. Each of these inspirations, plus what he’s learned as a man and a rock ’n’ roller about how to combine whimsy and wisdom, were stations on the way to Outlaw Pete, a modern legend of a criminal who starts out in diapers and confronts the roughest edges of adulthood. It’s one of the most ambitious and original story songs Springsteen has written rhapsodic and harsh, a meditation on destiny, filled with absurdities but not for one second of its eight minutes exactly a joke. It’s an elaborate musical drama, weaving into a single tapestry several styles of rock and an orchestration reminiscent of a Morricone soundtrack.

Outlaw Pete is an adult book, illustrated by Frank Caruso, who drew and painted its pages. Caruso does more than illustrate the song. His approach, immaculately detailed, simple when it needs to be, parallels Springsteen’s blend of absurdity and meditation. The questions about destiny remain unanswered, as they must be, but they’re also brought into a different kind of focus. Details that pass by almost unnoticed in the lyrics become central.

Reading and listening have rarely so superbly complemented each other. The result becomes the most intense kind of artistic collaboration, a vision shared.

But I’m not trying to start anything, so buy it, don’t steal it, OK? – Dave Marsh

Click here for more info + pre-order (Amazon)

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Book: Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs

New Book alert: Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs

Book Counting Down Bruce Springsteen His 100 Finest Songs

It’s always fun to read what other people think about Bruce Springsteen songs. This book has been out for a while, but it surely looks interesting.

“For 40 years, Bruce Springsteen has held center stage as the quintessential American rock and roll artist, expressing the hopes and dreams of the American everyman and every woman through his vast array of insightful and inspirational songs. In Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs, rock writer Jim Beviglia dares to rank his finest songs in descending order from the 100th to his no. 1 greatest song.

In this unique book, Beviglia reflects not only on why each song has earned its place on list but lays out the story behind each of the 100, supplying fresh insights on the musical and lyrical content of Springsteen’s remarkable body of work. Counting Down Bruce Springsteen brings together critical historical and biographical information to explain the making and importance of each song to its listeners, painting a fascinating portrait of Springsteen as a major American songwriter and consummate recording artist.

Counting Down Bruce Springsteen is the perfect playlist builder, whether it is for the diehard fan or the newbie just getting acquainted with the work of the Boss!”

Buy the Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs from Amazon

New Book alert! Springsteen: Album by Album

New Bruce Springsteen book alert! Springsteen: Album by Album

I went to Amazon to see if there are any new upcoming Bruce Springsteen books, and this caught my attention.

Springsteen Album by Album book cover

“With in-depth explorations of 17 studio albums spanning over 40 years of music history, Springsteen is the definitive book on “The Boss.” Bruce Springsteen stands astride the rock ‘n’ roll stage like a colossus. Renowned for his passionate songwriting, galvanizing live shows, and political activism, the iconic rocker shows no signs of slowing down. Richly photographed, and featuring brilliant writing by one of America’s top music critics as well as a foreword by Peter Ames Carlin (author of the bestselling biography Bruce), this is a must-have for Springsteen’s millions of fans.”

About the Author:

“Ryan White is a music critic who has twice been voted one of America’s best writers by the Society for Features Journalism. After a decade covering sports for the Oregonian, he became the paper’s music writer in 2009, penning his first article on Springsteen’s Devils & Dust tour. Highly regarded as one of the most important and influential writers working out of Portland—one of the hottest music cities in the United States—his column has given many successful Pacific Northwest bands their first press exposure. He appears regularly on radio shows including Live Wire! and Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud program discussing the week’s cultural events. He has written extensively on Bruce Springsteen, most recently covering his 2012 tour. White lives in Portland, OR.”

“Foreword author Peter Ames Carlin is a journalist, critic, and author. He speaks regularly on music, art, and popular culture and has been the senior writer at People magazine and a TV critic for the Oregonian newspaper. An author of several books including Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson (Rodale) and Paul McCartney: A Life (Touchstone), his latest, Bruce (Touchstone), is the bestselling biography of Bruce Springsteen published in 2012. He lives in Portland, OR.”

More info: Springsteen: Album by Album @ Amazon.com

Bruce Springsteen NCAA March Madness Music Festival special

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 2014-04-06

NCAA March Madness Music Festival

Old reunion Arena Site, Dallas, TX (Free concert)

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band kicks off their High Hopes US Tour at the Old Reunion Arena Site in Dallas, TX. This is the first US tour date since the 2012 Wrecking Ball tour. Best of all this concert gets an online stream. There’s no info will the US tour dates also get official live (audio) downloads.

“This free, three-day outdoor music festival at Reunion Park in downtown Dallas is filled with live music, food and fun.”

Poster source: consequenceofsound.net


You can watch the concert live on Youtube:

The Wind and The Wave (2:15-3 p.m. CT)
Pat Green (3:30-4:30 p.m. CT)
fun. (5:15-6:30 p.m. CT)
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (7:15-10:15 p.m. CT)

Brucetapes fan blog provides you all the concert details from this show. Concert details including setlist, videos, reviews, articles, photos and more! I will try and share everything I can find, but if I’m missing anything. Feel free to contact me.

Concert setlist doesn’t get updated in real-time. If you wish to follow setlist in “real-time”, see the discussion/fan forums list at the bottom of this blog post. You’ll get to chat with other fans too.


No info.


Full show:

1. JUMP (Van Halen cover) (Video #1 pro-shot) (Video #2 pro-shot) (Video #3 pro-shot) (Video #4 pro-shot)
2. Badlands (Video #1 nice)
3. Death to My Hometown (Video #1 short clip) (Video #2 pro-shot) (Video #3 pro-shot)
4. Cover Me (Video #1 pro-shot) (Video #2 pro-shot + No Surrender)
5. No Surrender (Video #1) (Video #2 pro-shot)
6. Hungry Heart (Video #1) (Video #2 clip) (Video #3 pro-shot)
7. High Hopes (Video #1 pro-shot) (Video #2 pro-shot)
8. Spirit in the Night (Video #1 clip) (Video #2 pro-shot)
9. Wrecking Ball (Video #1 pro-shot) (Video #2 nice) (Video #3 pro-shot)
10. The River (Video #1 pro-shot) (Video #2 pro-shot) (Video #3 pro-shot)
11. Atlantic City (Video #1 clip) (Video #2 pro-shot) (Video #3 pro-shot + Johnny 99) (Video #4 pro-shot)
12. Johnny 99 (Video #1 pro-shot)
13. Darlington County (Video #1 clip) (Video #2) (Video #3 pro-shot)
14. Working on the Highway (Video #1 pro-shot)
15. Shackled and Drawn (Video #1 pro-shot) (Video #2 pro-shot)
16. Waiting on a Sunny Day (Video #1) (Video #2 pro-shot)
17. The Ghost of Tom Joad (Video #1) (Video #2 pro-shot) (Video #3 pro-shot)
18. The Rising (Video #1) (Video #2 pro-shot)
19. Land of Hope and Dreams (Video #1) (Video #2 pro-shot)


20. Born To Run (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3 pro-shot)
21. Glory Days (Video #1) (Video #2 pro-shot)
22. Dancing in the Dark (Video #1 pro-shot)
23. Tenth Avenue Freeze Out (Video #1 pro-shot) (Video #2 pro-shot)
24. Shout (Video #1 clip) (Video #2 clip)

Encore #2:

25. Thunder Road (Acoustic duet with Patti) (Video #1) (Video #2 pro-shot)



– Free concert
– First US tour date since 2012 Wrecking Ball tour.
– Brucebase entry for this concert: 2014-04-06 – OLD REUNION ARENA SITE, DALLAS, TX

Pre-show press and other stuff to read before the concert:

Collection of interesting (and recent) blog posts and articles. Not all are related to the upcoming concert. Keeping you busy, while waiting the concert to begin (or the setlist threads on fan forums).

Final Four Dallas Concerts Feature Springsteen – abcnews.go.com

On the Scene: Former E Street Band drummer Vini Lopez – newjersey.news12.com

Bruce Springsteen, Trevor Phillips and when a cluster becomes a ghetto – theguardian.com

Bruce Springsteen’s tribute to KACF 2014 honoree Jon Kilik – youtube.com

Nils Lofgren Recalls Touring With Bruce, Writing With Lou Reed – rollingstone.com

Vini ‘Mad Dog’ Lopez ready to chill in Rock Hall – app.com

Radio.com Minimation: Bruce Springsteen on Meeting E Street’s Garry Tallent – radio.com

Jake Clemons on ‘Embracing Light,’ the Big Man and E Street influences – blogs.wickedlocal.com

Catch the Dave Clark Five if you can on PBS – latimes.com

The E Street Band gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday – northjersey.com

Will This Dallas Writer’s Springsteen Dreams Come True Onstage At NCAA Music Festival? – keranews.org

A Musical Mr. Fixit for the Soul – ‘Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes,’ on HBO – nytimes.com

A Look At Bruce Springsteen Tickets For Several Stops On The High Hopes Tour – popdust.com

Review: Springsteen documentary ‘High Hopes’ premieres on HBO – digitaljournal.com

Ernest ‘Boom’ Carter is forever ‘Born to Run’ – app.com

Sam Moore Taught Bruce Springsteen One Invaluable Lesson About Performing Live – wcbsfm.cbslocal.com

Some other related blog posts you might find useful:

How to download YouTube videos – Easy tutorial how to download them youtube videos using free software.

How to upload videos to Youtube and name them properly (user-friendly way) – Please read while uploading videos to YouTube, thanks! Naming videos properly helps fans to find videos from the concerts they went more easily… Your videos more likely to get more vievers too. 🙂

Bruce Springsteen Books 2013-2014 – Latest and upcoming Bruce Springsteen books.

Reviews & Other:

Springsteen Rocks Rain-Soaked Crowd In Dallas – cbslocal.com

Blog: Fans flock to Dallas for free Springsteen concert – wfaa.com

Bruce Springsteen brings the spirit to Dallas; Barkley tells fans ‘Y’all are [expletive] awesome’ – dallasnews.com

Hoping for Best Springsteen Show Ever? You were in luck, Dallas – dallasnews.com

Bruce Springsteen Launches U.S. ‘High Hopes’ Tour With NCAA Blowout – rollingstone.com

To soggy fans, March Madness music fest was worth it — even a 1,700-mile drive
– dallasnews.com

The Boss Invades Dallas: Bruce Springsteen Sings His Hits — And Bodysurfs – keranews.org

Springsteen Triumphantly Closes March Madness Music Fest – frontrow.dmagazine.com

Rain can’t stop ‘The Boss’ at free Dallas concert – wfaa.com

The Final Four in Dallas: Come for the basketball, stay for the Boss – reviewjournal.com

Bruce Springsteen Put On a Killer Show Last Night – blogs.dallasobserver.com

Concert photos:

Bruce Springsteen brings the spirit to Dallas; Barkley tells fans ‘Y’all are [expletive] awesome’ – dallasnews.com

Download this concert:

No need for torrent links and bootlegs. You can buy live concerts from the Official Bruce Springsteen store. Recordings will be available for purchase 2-4 Days after the show.

PS. US Tour is not confirmed! We’ll have to wait and see.

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Bruce Springsteen discussion boards/forums for fans:

The Official Dallas April 6th FreeSetListVision thread – Greasylake

Back in the USA – 2014-04-06 – OLD REUNION ARENA SITE, DALLAS, TX Setlist Thread – SPL Messages

The OFFICIAL Dallas Setlist Thread – Backstreets (BTX)

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