Eric Clapton and Bruce Springsteen teamed up to discuss The Band’s classic lineup’s painful dissolution in the new film “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band” from director Daniel Roher. Neil Peart calling out Eric Clapton disrespect before his death was just revealed.
Clapton, who doesn’t regularly give interviews, said, “I felt this is huge, it changed my life.”
Springsteen added, “There is no band that emphasizes becoming greater than the sum of their parts than The Band. Simply their name — The Band — that was it.” He also said, “When they came together, something miraculous occurred.”
Fscalise3 recently posted the Top 5 saddest Bruce Springsteen songs on Reddit, “Top 5…in no particular order…
Reno. The contrast of remembering the love he lost (screwed up, most likely) while engaged in sex as a business transaction really brings home the heartache.
Moonlight Motel. The same, except it’s even sadder, as he is revisiting the place where their love was alive, and it is as dead and gone as the love they shared…but still there, decrepit and broken.
The Wall. Again, contrasts. The beauty and wonder of his friends that he loved and admired, contrasted with the ugliness of their fate…contrasted again with the lifestyle of those who made the foolish decisions to send those boys there in the first place.
Backstreets. So much passion for this other person, so much loss with the betrayal. Also, like much of BTR, suffused with the unbridled exuberance of youth, which becomes all the more bittersweet the older I get.
Racing in the Street. I’ve always felt that last verse was defiant, resilient. But as time passes, I also see it as sad, because just because they’re making a go of it, doesn’t mean they’ll make it. These characters could easily be the same two in Reno or MM, at least in spirit, if that ride to the sea didn’t turn out to be magic.
Bonus (how could I forget?): Brilliant Disguise. Such deft songwriting about not truly knowing another person. I love how the majority of the song is about ‘can I really know you?’ and at the end, changes to “can you really know ME?” Even if the answer to the first question is yes, if the answer to the second is no, the relationship will still fail.” Neil Young recently broke his silence on Bruce Springsteen fan disrespect.