E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band [NOOK Book]

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The celebrated popular music scholar presents an intimate portrait of The Boss and his legendary band

Bruce Springsteen fans know that the band makes the man, which is why millions of people have jammed stadiums and arenas to see The Boss play countless shows with his incredible E Street Band. In this revelatory and unapologetic biography, respected music scholar Clinton Heylin turns a critical eye towards Springsteen’s early days, capturing ...
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E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

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Overview

The celebrated popular music scholar presents an intimate portrait of The Boss and his legendary band

Bruce Springsteen fans know that the band makes the man, which is why millions of people have jammed stadiums and arenas to see The Boss play countless shows with his incredible E Street Band. In this revelatory and unapologetic biography, respected music scholar Clinton Heylin turns a critical eye towards Springsteen’s early days, capturing this classic phase of his career and his rise from Asbury Park hood rat to global rock star. Using long-buried archival recordings and bootlegs, Heylin expertly traces Springsteen’s creative process as a songwriter and performer and illuminates the roles of the E Street Band members in creating their distinctive sound. Highly nuanced and as fiery as Springsteen himself, E Street Shuffle offers the most revealing portrait yet written on this American icon.
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"Narrator Dan John Miller handles the work admirably. Although there's nothing of New Jersey in his intonations, his cadence is laconically street-savvy, as one might imagine of the various club owners and record executives whom Springsteen encountered." —-AudioFile
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101606247
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/3/2013
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,469,469
  • File size: 877 KB

Meet the Author

Clinton Heylin is a well-known music writer whose work includes the classic biography of Bob Dylan, Behind the Shades, widely regarded as the definitive book on Dylan’s life and work. Heylin lives in the United Kingdom.
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Table of Contents

May 2, 2012-Mama Knows 'Rithmetic 1

Prehistory: 1964-72-Kicked Open A Door To Your Mind 3

Part I Born With Nothing 37

Chapter 1 1971-72-Songs About Cars & Girls 39

Chapter 2 1973-Hammond's (Other) Folly 61

Chapter 3 1974-75-Trading In Wings For Wheels 89

Chapter 4 1975-77-Cashed In A Few of My Dreams 113

Chapter 5 1977-78-Chasing Something In The Night 144

Part II Better Off That Way 171

Chapter 6 1978-79-The Ties That Bind 173

Chapter 7 1980-81-Take Me To The River 203

Chapter 8 1981-82-Reasons To Believe 228

Chapter 9 1982-84-Growin' Up 251

Chapter 10 1984-88-None But The Brave 275

Epilogue: November 22, 2009-Everything That Dies, Some Day Comes Back 297

Acknowledgments 301

Selected Bibliography 305

A Selective Bootleg CD Discography 315

Index 319

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  • Posted January 27, 2013

    Don't buy this book!! I was looking forward to it because Heylin

    Don't buy this book!!
    I was looking forward to it because Heylin has written a great biography of Dylan ( Behind the Shades), but this book he seems to be pushing an agenda.
    I can sum the book up thusly: "Bruce takes too long to make albums, over thinks the songs and reworks them too much 
    And then leaves the best ones off of the released album."
    There, I just saved you 382 pages of reading. Read the book " Bruce" by Peter Ames Carlin instead. That book is well researched and offers new information that is unbiased.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2013

    ✧ CEREMONIAL HIGH ROCK. ✧

    <3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    River

    It was fun. I was faded as fu.ck and i did somthin naughty (; haha.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    K

    You there..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Totally agree with Dave from Buffalo. What a disappointment. T

    Totally agree with Dave from Buffalo. What a disappointment. The Carlin book was 5-star and this was just awful. I was also expecting, based on the name and cover shot, more about Bruce &amp; his relationship with the band members. But this was nothing of the sort. Steer clear Bruce fans.

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