January 27, 2009

Record Review: Bruce Springsteen “Working On a Dream”…Plus New European Tour Dates

Posted in Notable News, Record Review tagged at 4:13 pm by The Snob


Rock God Cred Reports:

It’s always hard to comment about somone’s latest release without comparing the new to their past accomplishments.  Is it wrong to do?  Of course it is.  I will always champion the days of “Greetings From Asbury Park”, “Darkness”, “Born To Run”, and “The River”…I love the old school rock n roll, the horns, and the monster anthems.  Upon first listen, I don’t hear or feel that on the new release “Working On a Dream”, but I must say it’s a damn fine record.  Bruce is what he is…a great writer with a knack for the hook. 

“Working on a Dream” has a pinch of the old, with a dash of new.  A satisfying recipe for most…but I would still like  more of the “Big Man”.  Haa!  Stubborn bastard that I am.

Plenty of money songs “This Life”, “Surprise Surprise”, “Outlaw Pete”, “Queen of The Supermarket”,and “The Wrestler”.

A worthy buy indeed…”RGC” gives it: 8 on a 10 scale

“Working On a Dream”  Available today.


DATE    CITY                      VENUE                           ON-SALE DATE

Feb 1   Tampa , FL            Super Bowl XLIII

Apr 1   San Jose , CA       HP Pavilion at San Jose            Feb 2

Apr 3   Glendale , CA        Jobing.com Center                    Feb 2

Apr 5   Austin , TX             Frank Erwin Center                  Feb 7

Apr 7   Tulsa , OK              BOK Center                              Feb 7

Apr 8    Houston , TX         Toyota Center                          Feb 7

Apr 10  Denver , CO          Pepsi Arena                             Feb 2

Apr 15  Los Angeles , CA  LA Memorial Sports Arena      Feb 2

Apr 21  Boston , MA           TD Banknorth Garden             Feb 2

Apr 22  Boston , MA           TD Banknorth Garden             Feb 2

Apr 24  Hartford , CT          XL Center                                Feb 2

Apr 26  Atlanta , GA           Philips Arena                           Feb 2

Apr 28  Philadelphia , PA    Wachovia Spectrum                Feb 2

Apr 29  Philadelphia , PA    Wachovia Spectrum                Feb 2

May 2   Greensboro , NC    Greensboro Coliseum             Feb 6

May 4   Hempstead , NY      Nassau Veterans Mem. Col.  Feb 2

May 5   Charlottesville , VA  John Paul Jones Arena         Feb 2

May 7   Toronto , ONT          Air Canada Centre                 Feb 6

May 8   University Park , PA Bryce Jordan Center             Feb 2

May 11  St. Paul , MN            Xcel Energy Center               Feb 2

May 12  Chicago , IL             United Center                         Feb 2

May 14  Albany , NY            Times Union Center                Feb 2

May 15  Hershey , PA          Hersheypark Stadium             Feb 2

May 18  Washington , DC    Verizon Center                        Feb 2

May 19  Pittsburgh , PA        Mellon Arena                          Feb 2

May 21  E. Rutherford , NJ    Izod Center                            Feb 2

May 23  E. Rutherford , NJ    Izod Center                            Feb 2

May 30  Landgraaf, Holland  Pink Pop Festival                   March 7

June 2  Tampere , Finland     Ratinan Stadion                    ON SALE

June 4  Stockholm , Sweden  Stockholm Stadium             SOLD OUT

June 5  Stockholm , Sweden  Stockholm Stadium             SOLD OUT

June 7  Stockholm , Sweden    Stockholm Stadium           SOLD OUT

June 9  Bergen , Norway         Koengen                           SOLD OUT

June 10 Bergen , Norway        Koengen                           SOLD OUT

July 2  Munich , Germany         Olympiastadion                 ON SALE NOW

July 3  Frankfurt , Germany     Commerzbank Arena         ON SALE NOW

July 5  Vienna , Austria            Ernst Happel Stadion         ON SALE NOW

July 8  Herning , Denmark         Herning MCH                     ON SALE NOW

July 11 Dublin , Ireland              RDS                                  Jan 30

July 16 Carhaix , France          Festival des Vielles Charrues   Jan 30

July 19 Rome , Italy                  Stadio Olimpico                  ON SALE SOON

July 21 Turino , Italy                 Olimpico di Torino              ON SALE SOON

July 23 Udine , Italy                  Stadio Friuli                        ON SALE SOON

July 26 Bilbao , Spain              San Mames Stadium           ON SALE SOON

July 28 Benidorm, Spain          Estadio Municipal de Foietes  ON SALE SOON

July 30 Sevilla , Spain              La Cartuja Olympic Stadium    ON SALE SOON

Aug 1   Valladolid , Spain         Estadio Jose Zorrilla           ON SALE SOON

Aug 2   Santiago , Spain      Monte Del Gozo                      ON SALE SOON


LA Guns Cover Vintage Scorpions, UFO, Buckcherry, Guns N Roses

Posted in Covers, Tunes tagged , , , , , , , at 1:25 pm by The Snob


Licorice Pizza Report:

Click here to go to LP to check a big batch of LA Guns…Including their covers of some vintage Scorpions “Steamrock Fever”, UFO “Rock Bottom”, Guns n Roses “My Michelle”, Buckcherry’s “Crazy Bitch”…plus some of their other cuts “Sex Action”, “Rip and Tear”, “I Wanna Be Your Man”, “Over The Edge”…and more.

Kiss “Hard Luck Woman”

Posted in Tunes tagged , at 1:04 pm by The Snob

kiss-rock-n-rollThe Hits Just Keep Comin’ Report:

Click here to go to THJKC to check Kiss’ “Hard Luck Woman”…always dug this one better than Peter Criss’s other lead vocal on Beth.

Four From The J Geils Band…Plus Some Georgia Satellites & Genesis

Posted in Covers, Tunes tagged , , , , at 12:56 pm by The Snob


Popdose Report:

Click here to go to Popdose to check four from J Geils Band “Just Can’t Wait”, “Land of 1000 Dances”, “Concealed Weapons”, and “Fright Night”.

Plus some Genesis “Turn It On Again”, “Taking It All Too Hard”, and The Georgia Satellites “Battleship Chains”, and “Hippy Hippy Shakes”

Four From REO Speedwagon…Including “Roll With The Changes”

Posted in Tunes tagged , , at 12:00 pm by The Snob

reo-speedwagon-you-canFusion 45 Report:

Click here to go to F45 to check REO Speedwagon’s “Roll With The Changes”, “Time For Me To Fly”, “Keep On Lovin’ You”, and “Can’t Fight This Feeling”

Two From Ace Frehley

Posted in Tunes tagged , , at 1:17 am by The Snob

ace-frehley-soloThe Days of Lore Report:

Click here to go to TDOL to check two from Ace Frehley “Snow Blind” & “Ozone”

The Rolling Stones “Memo From Turner (Metamorphosis Version)”

Posted in Tunes tagged , , at 1:07 am by The Snob


Aquarium Drunkard Report:

Click here to go to AD to check The Rolling Stones “Memo From Turner (Metamorphosis Version)”…there are a couple of versions out there of this song…all good.

Ratt “Wanted Man”…Plus Some Van Halen & Taxxi

Posted in Covers, Tunes tagged , , , at 12:51 am by The Snob

ratt-wantedPopdose Report:

Click here to go to Popdose to check Ratt’s “Wanted Man”, Van Halen covering Roy Orbison’s “Pretty Woman”, and Taxxi “Forever”

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