Weekday Wayback: Bruce Springsteen- The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle
Delving into the early 70's for Weekday Wayback isn't entirely out of character for me because while my friends were in their collective emo phase during 6th grade, I fully immersed myself in 70's music with no shame. This Weekday Wayback is quite timely as well because Springsteen recently released his memoir, Born to Run. While I have yet to read said memoir, I feel like this album is a great way of taking a sonic stroll down memory lane. This was his second album after Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ. Released in September of 1973, this album features Springsteen's earnest lyrics that have defined his career in addition to his incredible skills on the guitar. Clarence Clemons on the saxophone is a revelation and I can't stress enough how incredible he is! It wasn't until an advance copy of "Born to Run" was given out to stations that "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" began to receive significant airplay. Thus the song gained status as the most used set closer for the first ten years of his career with the E Street Band. Here is proof that the sophomore slump can be avoided, assuming you're Bruce Springsteen.