We showed Against Me! some wine-drenched love a ways back and got mostly grief for it. First comment: “This is absolute dog shit.” Sigh. If only Bruce Springsteen were a regular Stereogum commenter! We recently mentioned everyone covering the Boss, but ever wonder what current bands he might like to cover? Well, besides Against Me!, of course.


[photo via Brooklyn Vegan]

Over at rollingstone.com, you can listen to outtakes from the Springsteen interview in the current issue (right, the one with Bruce on the cover). Turns out he learns a lot about music from his kids (a little bit country, a little bit top 40), but he’s mostly digging bands that “create community” like Dropkick Murphys (“really good live … great live band”) , Against Me! (“New Wave, that’s a great record … love that record”), Social Distortion (“I’m still a big Social Distortion fan … one of the not-heralded-enough great American rock bands”). Of course, like most folks in the world he also digs “Umbrella.” We’re still hoping the man consummates his love for the National and adds a Nebraska-style spin to “Fake Empire.” Am sure Doveman would help out. And we’ll go ahead and assume the Boss digs Neon Bible.

Comments (8)
  1. My bassist ran into Bruce at a Jersey mall right when Social Distortion’s “Sex, Love & Rock n Roll” came out. Bruce was waiting for his kid to come out of a store, so instead of just gushing about how much he loves Bruce, he just said “Hey, did you get the new Social D yet?”. Bruce laughed and held up a bag from a music show with the disc in it andn said “Just did”.

    Pretty f’in awesome…

  2. Bruce did a guest spot on Mike Ness’s first solo outing, back in ’99.

  3. feedbacker  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2007 0

    New Wave still blows.

  4. Bob Dylan  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2007 0

    Bruce Springsteen is absolute dog shit. And the levels on his albums are terrible.

  5. Jason  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2007 0

    I was very upset to find out that this post had nothing to do with Tony and Angela…

  6. mahavishnu orchestra pwns> jou  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2007 0

    Against Me!? Bruce Springsteen has bad taste in music.

  7. Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2007 0

    Man, The National fucking sucks. Who the fuck listens to that crap? Get rid of your crappy “Fake Empire” mp3, and go listen to a REAL song, like “Thunder Road” or Rihanna’s “Umbrella”

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