Thursday night I saw Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, and it was miraculous. Growin' up in New Jersey, I was constitutionally required to worship The Boss, but last night I became a believer all over again. There's always been a bit of a preacher about Bruce in concert, but his latest tour in support of his excellent Wrecking Ball album is truly a religious experience in a non-denominational yet very soulful way. That was true right from the opening song "Badlands" until a version of "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" that featured the most uplifting celebration of the late great Clarence Clemons imaginable.
May The Big Boss up there bless and keep our earthly Boss forever. In the meantime, here are my 10 ten songs that make me believe in The Gospel According To Bruce. As always, please add your thoughts and add your own totally Boss favorites below.
"Spirit In The Night" - Bruce Springsteen
"It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City" - Bruce Springsteen
"The Promised Land" - Bruce Springsteen
"Adam Raised A Cain" - Bruce Springsteen
"Reason To Believe" - Bruce Springsteen
"All That Heaven Will Allow" - Bruce Springsteen
"Leap Of Faith" - Bruce Springsteen
"The Rising" - Bruce Springsteen
"When The Saints Go Marching In" - Bruce Springsteen
"Land Of Hopes And Dreams" -- Bruce Springsteen