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Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town

Season 2, Ep. 22

(SNARE DRUM) Baaaadlaaaaands! Do you enjoy jean jackets, well-worn Telecasters, New Jersey, old-fashioned blue collar grit, patriotism, and songs about broken dads or former high school heroes? Welcome back to Now Hear This where we jump - (SNARE DRUM) HUHf! BAAAAAAAAAADLANDS! - woah now, sorry, we cannot help ourselves this episode. Extraordinarily excited to walk you through Bruce Springsteen's 1978 Darkness on the Edge of Town, a classic from start to finish. Paul, a New Jersey native, walks Ryan through an album he somehow overlooked, and maybe you did too. As John Landau said, this one is a tone poem of apocalyptic grandeur, so please press play, grab your girl or guy, your muscle car, and ride your way into the ... (SNARE) BADLANDS!! Also, will you clean up your desk before you go? The Boss is on his way up. Now hear this: "Adam Raised a Cain," "Something in the Night," "Racing in the Street," and "Prove It All Night."

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