Today’s anniversary is the release of Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ: January 5th, 1973, Columbia Records, 42 years ago. Oh boy. There’s no better way to remember such a work as to dive deep into the words of the great Lester Bangs: “Bruce Springsteen is a bold new talent with more than a mouthful to say, and one look at the pic on the back will tell you he’s got the glam to go places in this Gollywoodlawn world to boot. Watch for him; he’s not the new John Prine”.
The whole mighty review by the greatly missed Lester Bangs is here: