“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The Boss.....officially out of ideas

Unable to hide from controversey lately, there seems to be more trouble brewing for The Boss. The first song on his latest album "Outlaw Pete" sounds eerily similar to the KISS song "I Was Made For Lovin' You". I don't know, you be the judge....

First, Bruce has alienated at least half his fans by being openly liberal and unnecessarily hostile to George Bush. Then he railed against Wal-Mart for being a corporate giant but, then released his new album solely through Wal-Mart. Finally, his new album kind of sucks as fans feel it's too pop and formulaic. If the fans end up believing that he stole riffs from KISS, that'll be as deadly to his career as when Rick Springfield donned the Members Only jacket, pushed the sleeves up, and attempted to dance in a video....attempted and failed. I don't think he sold another album after that.

I've never really been a big fan of The Boss but, I was never hostile either. When he started politicizing his music, I quit even being interested.


Tracie said...

His attitude turned me too - as does most of the entertainment industry. These people can't help but proudly proclaim their love of the Savior. They don't care if they offend half of their fan base. Even the Superbowl was tainted.

Ed said...

I didn't watch the half-time show because I suspected it would be Obama-centric.

Tracie said...

You were cheering the Steelers on, weren't you?

I don't know - I didn't see much of half time either, but I saw Matt Lauer doing the interview before the game started and wondered what he possibly had to do with the Superbowl. Then Dan Rooney thanked Obama after the win - I guess it was his divine intervention that won them the game.

Anyway, to me, it seems like Bruce Springsteen is trying to prove he's still young. HA!

ed said...

As a Georgia Bulldog fan, I was torn since there are dogs on both teams.

Stephen B said...

I was on the fence about Bruce, but if it's any consolation, we still have Ted Nugent.