Written for Kurrent Music
Published February 12th 2016
Bruce Springsteen is an icon in rock music, having sold over 120 million records worldwide. Even though he won critics over pretty much from the start, the public took more time to convince. After his initial mainstream success with “Born To Run” in the middle of the 70s, his grand breakthrough came about a decade later with, the iconic, “Born In The USA”.
There’s a legendary story going around about the album. Apparently, Bruce was literally stripped to his last cent, while recording the album. The writing and recording of it had been troubled, but Bruce hung on to his artistic believes, as well as the political believes that he wanted to incorporate into his album. Not all the session musician survived this period with him, so the story goes, and things were really strained for the man himself.