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A Call To Arms In Uncertain Times
on March 6, 2012
"Wrecking Ball" is a disenchanted look at the current state of affairs in the country today. A champion of the working man, Springsteen is acutely aware of the vanishing middle class. The poor are still poor, the rich are using their money to make more money and the working man is going under for the final time. In his words, he has always been aware of the difference between American reality and the American dream. The inspiration for the album comes from Bruce's dismay at the Wall Street crisis. He is frustrated that people lost their jobs and their homes while no one was held accountable and the bonus money was still being paid. Musically, Ron Aniello takes us on a tour of various Springsteen styles recalling "Born In The USA", "Nebraska", "The Ghost Of Tom Joad" and "The Seeger Sessions ". Heck, a couple of songs sound like Bruce is channeling The Pogues or The Dropkick Murphys. There are going to be people who think the album doesn't stand up to the classics in his catalogue or wonder what Bruce knows about having too much month at the end of the money. Understandable, I suppose but I don't think it should diminish of Springsteen's "Lion in Winter" roar.