Ed Driscoll

TEARING THE BOSS A NEW

TEARING THE BOSS A NEW ONE. Al Barger really, really doesn’t like The Rising the new, 9/11-influenced album by Bruce Springsteen, and, in perhaps the ultimate put-down, says:

Even Al Gore would likely have come up with more interesting attempts at songwriting than this.

Ouch.

I haven’t bought The Rising yet, and I don’t know if I will, simply because Bruce basically lost me as a listener right around the time of Tunnel of Love. But all of his 1970s albums are certainly worth checking out (as if you didn’t own them already).