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Bruce Springsteen — Radio Nowhere
Album: Magic
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 845









Released: 2007
Length: 3:17
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I was trying to find my way home
But all I heard was a drone
Bouncing off a satellite
Crushing the last long American night

This is radio nowhere
Is there anybody alive out there?
This is radio nowhere
Is there anybody alive out there?

I was staring at a dead dial
Just another lost number in a file
Dancing down a dark hole
Just searching for a world with some soul

This is radio nowhere
Is there anybody alive out there?
This is radio nowhere
Is there anybody alive out there?
Is there anybody alive out there?

I just want to hear some rhythm
I just want to hear some rhythm
I just want to hear some rhythm
I just want to hear some rhythm

I want a thousand guitars
I want pounding drums
I want a million different voices speaking in tongues

This is radio nowhere
Is there anybody alive out there?
This is radio nowhere
Is there anybody alive out there?
Is there anybody alive out there?

I was driving through the misty rain
And just searching for a mystery train
Bopping through the wild blue
Trying to make a connection with you

This is radio nowhere
Is there anybody alive out there?
This is radio nowhere
Is there anybody alive out there?
Is there anybody alive out there?

I just want to feel some rhythm
I just want to feel some rhythm
I just want to feel your rhythm
I just want to feel your rhythm

I just want to feel your rhythm
I just want to feel your rhythm
I just want to feel your rhythm
I just want to feel your rhythm
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The first Springsteen album I listened to! I knew about Born in the USA and Born to Run, obviously but never paid that much attention to it, they were just FM hits to me.
Then someone gave me this record as a gift and I was blown away! 
Any track from this album brings me back to my room when I was 17. Love it!
 jagdriver wrote:
Jenny, Jenny... I got your number.... 8765309
 
I knew a girl once whose number was 997-5309 - I´ll never forget that 
I thought it was Eddie Vedder at the begining
Border Radio had better be next
nice Rockin tune....
 gmichaelt wrote:

jagdriver isn't dyslexic. His fingers, however…
 

I'm not Ysdlexic either.
 e_b wrote:
jagdriver wrote:
Jenny, Jenny... I got your number.... 8765309
 
How on earth did you get that number wrong!?
 
jagdriver isn't dyslexic. His fingers, however…
 jagdriver wrote:
Jenny, Jenny... I got your number.... 8765309
 
How on earth did you get that number wrong!?
Just what I need to wake me up from my morning Stuper. Coffee and a dose of The Boss.
 justin4kick wrote:

The Who — The Seeker
Patti Smith — So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star
Elvis Costello — Peace, Love and Understanding
Bruce Springsteen — Radio Nowhere

You got me rockin' Bill, Not being very productive, but I love the set!

 
YESSIR!!!  4 GODLIKES WOO-HOOOOO!!!  : )

The Who — The Seeker
Patti Smith — So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star
Elvis Costello — Peace, Love and Understanding
Bruce Springsteen — Radio Nowhere

You got me rockin' Bill, Not being very productive, but I love the set!

This is a marvelous road trip album..
 On_The_Beach wrote:
{#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananajam}
 
totally!

A 10/10. Reminds me of Roadrunner (Jonathan Richman song)  Both songs are brilliant, and the fact that RP can play them both without the satellite drone is a further reason to contribute some cash to the new radio radio. (Go Elvis!)
 
funny song to hear on an internet station... :)
{#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananajam}
 Mugro wrote:
I would like Bruce Springsteen to go away and stop recording the same boring song over and over. Thank you.

 
I wish some posters would go away and stop admitting they don't know how to listen to a wide variety of vibrant music over and over.  
{#Devil_pimp}zesty !!!
Growing up in NJ, I was subjected to way too much Bruce, and became a bit of an anti-fan.

I'm kinda digging this song...
Nothing like an E Street concert! Great performer. His one man show in NY was amazing. Glad to have seen Bruce all these years with his great music!

springsteen via payne detail by ~kenmeyerjr
©2005-2010 ~kenmeyerjr


OH YEAH
 Bosami wrote:
Always Awesome.
 

Definitely.
Always Awesome.
 Mugro wrote:
I would like Bruce Springsteen to go away and stop recording the same boring song over and over. Thank you.
 

How's that clever thing working out for ya?

I got four words for you: Bruce rocks. {#Bananajam}Go Yanks. {#Nyah}

 WayUpNorth wrote:

Questionable comment since you've given Dylan some high marks — has anyone's voice has aged worse than his? 


Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself. (Thanks Uncle Walt!) Now, back to Flogging Molly.

 crockydile wrote:
His voice has NOT improved over time. Sorry, Boss, it's time to go home.{#Snooty}
 
Questionable comment since you've given Dylan some high marks — has anyone's voice has aged worse than his? 

 Mugro wrote:
I would like Bruce Springsteen to go away and stop recording the same boring song over and over. Thank you.
 
Although I disagree with Mugro, today's follow-on is "Requiem for a Dying Song." Pretty funny.

 crockydile wrote:
His voice has NOT improved over time. Sorry, Boss, it's time to go home.{#Snooty}
 
Sorry crocky, it's time for you to crawl back to the swamp! {#Naughty}

His voice has NOT improved over time. Sorry, Boss, it's time to go home.{#Snooty}
Jenny, Jenny... I got your number.... 8765309
I would like Bruce Springsteen to go away and stop recording the same boring song over and over. Thank you.
 MJMJ wrote:
I just discovered that if you are really drunk, not every BS song sounds like utter crap 
 

LOL.

Bruce's work just got vapid after he left Joisey, IMHO.
I just discovered that if you are really drunk, not every BS song sounds like utter crap 
 rogersullivan wrote:

Well, I, for one, am inspired. Everything but RP is Radio Nowhere, as far as I can tell. And to tell you the truth, given how dead America feels at this point, I, too, just want to hear and feel some rhythm. If anyone has the right to request hearing rhythm, it's Bruce. He knows what he's talking about. 
 

Nine months later and it still applies!  At least now we have leadership we can have some respect for and confidence in!

WOW an out and out Rocker from Springsteen...NICE!
'kin 'ell! A Springsteen song which I like - a first, perhaps because it's got such a rocky insistent riff, and doesn't sound anything like other Springsteen numbers. 7 from the gobsmacked Nottingham jury.
 Oscar_the_Grouch wrote:
Bruce Springsteen - Radio Nowhere
Elvis Costello - Radio, Radio
Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation

And again today too.

Never did much care for Springstone, but a descent tune nevertheless, better than most of his commonly heard songs.

 

and again today......
Bruce Springsteen - Radio Nowhere
Elvis Costello - Radio, Radio
Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation

And again today too.

Never did much care for Springstone, but a descent tune nevertheless, better than most of his commonly heard songs.

Who'da thought that Bruce Springsteen would make the best record ever?

I could play this riff on the guitar all day and not get bored.
Jenny,Jenny, Who can I turn to?.....
Bruce Springsteen - Radio Nowhere
Elvis Costello - Radio, Radio
Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation

...Hoping for Queen's Radio Ga Ga next.

"shayde" wrote: I am SO done with this song. When I first heard "Oh, a new Bruce song, lets see what he's up to" - I was horrified at what I heard. 4 chords, over and over again. No variation between verse and chorus. Same phrase repeated constantly, nothing even remotely inspiring or interesting here. I just want to hear some rhythm I just want to hear some rhythm I just want to hear some rhythm I just want to hear some rhythm That phrase is said dozens of times in this song. This is inspired music?
Well, I, for one, am inspired. Everything but RP is Radio Nowhere, as far as I can tell. And to tell you the truth, given how dead America feels at this point, I, too, just want to hear and feel some rhythm. If anyone has the right to request hearing rhythm, it's Bruce. He knows what he's talking about.
For me, this pales incredibly to the previous track by LEON RUSSELL!
Wow. As this started I thought, 'hey a rocker who sounds like Springsteen', but low and behold it's him! Bruce, for me has always been one of those admittedly influential artists that I never really cared for very much. This though is a very nice rockin' diversion. This just might be the first Springsteen album I buy.
Alafia wrote:
Repetitive and annoying.
Yes, as the lyrics indicate - he's found his niche.
RobK wrote:
I have to criticize your criticism. Don't assail the new album and then say, "I will not be buying this album". Huh? If you haven't bought it and listened to it thoroughly then you're not qualified to bash it. You can say you don't get a good first impression or whatever, but you can't be as harsh as you're being when you admittedly are only half-informed at best. You say you're a huge Bruce fan. If that were true you'd buy the album and try to like it - something you obviously aren't doing now. Isn't the chance of a few really good songs from one of your favorite artists worth the risk of wasting 15 bucks? It always has been for me. But maybe that's just me.
You're right. I am only partially informed. Unfortunately I don't have a paycheck right now so buying substandard Bruce albums (compared to the old ones) is not a huge priority. I did buy Devils and Dust and was not terribly happy with that. I have every regular (not all live/compilation) album Bruce has made thus far. Sorry...give me Thunder Road, Spirit in the Night, or New York City Serenade any day over this song. However, you may notice I've updated my rating and posted a new comment. But this song will never be a 9 or a 10 for me.
I originally gave this a 4 but I had to up it to a six b/c I actually like it when it comes on now. I had commented earlier that I think it is marginal Bruce and that opinion has not changed. But the man has a formula now and it works pretty well. I guess I mean to say it's growing on me... :eh: :eh: :eh:
First time I heard it felt like the millionth time. I was over it before it was over. respect to Bruce, though.
I knew it. All the old-school fans hate his new album. But I think it's great. Hate bombastic Bruce, but I dig new Bruce.
Oh man, it's like he's regressed to a teeny-bopper. This is appalling.
figsout wrote:
brutal!! cant stand bruce
Really? I'm not a huge fan of Bruce. But this rocks!
:music: this is not Radio Nowhere is Radio Paradise :crown:
figsout wrote:
brutal!! cant stand bruce
bruçal!! cant stand brute
brutal!! cant stand bruce
His voice is spot on
Repetitive and annoying.
8675309 Divide by 2,000,000 and round to the nearest decimal to get my rating.
Outstanding. Pretty much nails the current state of commercial radio.
Agreeable, listenable. Not much depth or dimension that one would expect from someone with so much experience, considering his past lyrical accomplishments.
Good sense of humor. I'm impressed. OK, you can stay. :lol: cobalt789 wrote:
Ha! Yeah...but I live here; I have to come back. I'll be quiet now.
Decent basement jam. Capo second fret Em C G D .. actually F#m D A E.. uh huh..
Damn, I wish I were in Jersey right now, man. Just me and my 14k gold chain resting on my ragu-stained wife beater, playin' air guitar and drinkin' a cold brewsky. GO BOSS! We LOVE YA! You're totally awesome no matter how old you look and sound or how much talent you've lost!
Wow. I thought Springsteen was done. This is a great song. Wonder what the rest of the album is like.
Good riddance. Don't come back. cobalt789 wrote:
This is the first time in months that I have switched away from RP because the song just plain sucks. :cry: This is total crap. See you all later. :puke:
shayde wrote:
I am SO done with this song. When I first heard "Oh, a new Bruce song, lets see what he's up to" - I was horrified at what I heard. 4 chords, over and over again. No variation between verse and chorus. Same phrase repeated constantly, nothing even remotely inspiring or interesting here. I just want to hear some rhythm I just want to hear some rhythm I just want to hear some rhythm I just want to hear some rhythm That phrase is said dozens of times in this song. This is inspired music?
Yeah, it is. If you get what the song is about the repetition (something that's kinda common in blues/pop/rock music, you may have noticed) is perfectly relevant. I've had the opposite reaction and the song has grown on me more and more. It's hardly the strongest song of his career (or even the album) but uninspired? Hardly.
My thoughts exactly. Thank you. AphidA wrote:
I think we can all agree that Bruce Springsteen is overrated, right? Good. Thank you. Now we can all just get along.
Mindscrape wrote:
8675309... oh wait.
yep, most definitely
Wow. What happened to Loose Bedspring? He actually put out something good this time...
No, but we can agree that your comment is subjective. AphidA wrote:
I think we can all agree that Bruce Springsteen is overrated, right? Good. Thank you. Now we can all just get along.
old school Bruce fan , from the stoney pony days, not like every one says I was there ....Still one of the best still to me
AWESOME!!! THE BOSS!!!! 2 DAYS IN A ROW!!! YEEHAW! (or whatever Jersey jackoffs say in their annoying jersey accents)
Yeah, really over this song too. 6 -> 4.
I am SO done with this song. When I first heard "Oh, a new Bruce song, lets see what he's up to" - I was horrified at what I heard. 4 chords, over and over again. No variation between verse and chorus. Same phrase repeated constantly, nothing even remotely inspiring or interesting here. I just want to hear some rhythm I just want to hear some rhythm I just want to hear some rhythm I just want to hear some rhythm That phrase is said dozens of times in this song. This is inspired music?
I think we can all agree that Bruce Springsteen is overrated, right? Good. Thank you. Now we can all just get along.
1wolfy wrote:
I don't like much of his music, but this one works for me :yes:
same here :drummer:
Very well said! RobK wrote:
I have to criticize your criticism. Don't assail the new album and then say, "I will not be buying this album". Huh? If you haven't bought it and listened to it thoroughly then you're not qualified to bash it. You can say you don't get a good first impression or whatever, but you can't be as harsh as you're being when you admittedly are only half-informed at best. You say you're a huge Bruce fan. If that were true you'd buy the album and try to like it - something you obviously aren't doing now. Isn't the chance of a few really good songs from one of your favorite artists worth the risk of wasting 15 bucks? It always has been for me. But maybe that's just me.
It's amazing how much time people have on their hands... RobK wrote:
I have to criticize your criticism. Don't assail the new album and then say, "I will not be buying this album". Huh? If you haven't bought it and listened to it thoroughly then you're not qualified to bash it. You can say you don't get a good first impression or whatever, but you can't be as harsh as you're being when you admittedly are only half-informed at best. You say you're a huge Bruce fan. If that were true you'd buy the album and try to like it - something you obviously aren't doing now. Isn't the chance of a few really good songs from one of your favorite artists worth the risk of wasting 15 bucks? It always has been for me. But maybe that's just me.
I don't like much of his music, but this one works for me :yes:
Bravo! RobK wrote:
I have to criticize your criticism. Don't assail the new album and then say, "I will not be buying this album". Huh? If you haven't bought it and listened to it thoroughly then you're not qualified to bash it. You can say you don't get a good first impression or whatever, but you can't be as harsh as you're being when you admittedly are only half-informed at best. You say you're a huge Bruce fan. If that were true you'd buy the album and try to like it - something you obviously aren't doing now. Isn't the chance of a few really good songs from one of your favorite artists worth the risk of wasting 15 bucks? It always has been for me. But maybe that's just me.
snakechaser wrote:
Yes, Bruce...this is radio nowhere. Nowhere near the quality of the music you have created in the past. I really don't like what I have heard off this album. Way too much of a formatted sound and not terribly creative. I am a huge Bruce fan, but I will not be buying this album! :yawn:
I have to criticize your criticism. Don't assail the new album and then say, "I will not be buying this album". Huh? If you haven't bought it and listened to it thoroughly then you're not qualified to bash it. You can say you don't get a good first impression or whatever, but you can't be as harsh as you're being when you admittedly are only half-informed at best. You say you're a huge Bruce fan. If that were true you'd buy the album and try to like it - something you obviously aren't doing now. Isn't the chance of a few really good songs from one of your favorite artists worth the risk of wasting 15 bucks? It always has been for me. But maybe that's just me.
aronson wrote:
LOL!!! This is god-awful.
I'll have yours I love it!
Sounds like Bruce... unevolved. Hey, Bruce, 1985 called, and they want their sound back.
snakechaser wrote:
Yes, Bruce...this is radio nowhere. Nowhere near the quality of the music you have created in the past. I really don't like what I have heard off this album. Way too much of a formatted sound and not terribly creative. I am a huge Bruce fan, but I will not be buying this album! :yawn:
I knew it. The old-school Bruce fans are hating his new album, which I think is great. Ha!
I can't believe that I'm the only person that hears "867-5309 (Jenny)" tucked away here. EDIT: I really should learn to scroll down. Someone else hears it too. Hmmmm.... Did The Boss sample a Tommy Tutone song? Say it ain't so!
To follow Paco Di Lucia with Bruce Springsteen is an absolute sin. :frustrated:
Good show in Toronto this week. The band is almost too big now (he seems to add another permanent E Streeter every tour) and the carnival thing at the beginning is unconvincing, but it's been effin years since I tingled at a concert (the shots in She's The One --- 20,000 arms in the air) and I personally have never felt a concrete building the size of the Air Canada Centre shake before (during Badlands). Up to his 70s/80s standard? Probably not. A better performer than just about anybody else? Absolutely. And, for what it's worth, I don't think this sounds like Jenny at all.
Yes, Bruce...this is radio nowhere. Nowhere near the quality of the music you have created in the past. I really don't like what I have heard off this album. Way too much of a formatted sound and not terribly creative. I am a huge Bruce fan, but I will not be buying this album! :yawn:
I don't listen to commercial radio anymore, so I don't really care if the Boss is playing there too. More power to him. I still like hearing him here, if its good. And this makes the cut.
Oh yay Bruce. I shouldn't like this but i do. He sounds like he is having fun and it *does* boogie :)
I suppose the next up is REM?
BillnDollarBaby wrote:
When I heard the opening riff, I thought it was a remake of "Jenny." You remember... 867-5309 Jenny!
Yeah, and even Tommy Tutone knew to hang it up after he wrote the original.
I was hoping that maybe the pathetically overused, 4-chord structure was The Boss' way of satirizing the format and commenting on the degradation of quality music on the airwaves: I mean, the song's called "Radio Nowhere"... But I think I gave him too much credit. :stupid:
westslope wrote:
Yes, new, but classical Bruce sounding.
When I hear any fan of any band proclaim "It's just like the old stuff!" I can't help but offer the possibility that said performer has run out of ideas and is reverting to a safe place. Sad.
When I heard the opening riff, I thought it was a remake of "Jenny." You remember... 867-5309 Jenny!
Yes, new, but classical Bruce sounding. I think I'm liking this!
Mindscrape wrote:
8675309... oh wait.
LOL!!!!
When he is good he is really good and when he was bad, Bad Lands, etc. The Rising was pretty good too. :dancingbanana_2:
Mindscrape wrote:
8675309... oh wait.
Jinx on you :) Can't talk until your name is called.
8675309... oh wait.
Makes me think of that song that goes... 8675309eeeine
LOL!!! This is god-awful.
Welcome back Bruce!
danimal3114u wrote:
Dig this track. Sounds like classic Bruce, and it's great to hear something like this come along again.
Agreed. :yes:
Yeah...! KICK ASS.......... :motor:
First time What?? second Well? 3ed OK? Now after maybe 10 times,gave it #8 !He will be here 10th of Dec.Tickets sold out in 35 min.Today you will have to pay 2000skr for a 500svk ticket.Working Class Hero generates lot of buisness. :think:
EssexTex wrote:
Great, his voice gets better as others get worse.
His voice in this track reminds me of a spirited Warren Zevon
Sometimes I'm disappointed by his 4-chord songs (Glory Days is another example). I like simplicity, but I don't like lazy songwriting.
I like it. :cheers:
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Dig this track. Sounds like classic Bruce, and it's great to hear something like this come along again.
I've never liked what is considered to be "normal" Springsteen music, and always liked the stuff reviled as pop drivel. I expect that's why I like this.
Great, his voice gets better as others get worse.
frogger, U R living in the 80's man! KermitDfrog wrote:
I love this song :nyah: To all the Bruce haters
I love this song :nyah: To all the Bruce haters jjbix wrote:
talk about radio nowhere, listen to this nowhere song bruce, way to milk a career, give it up!
muse_Kidd wrote:
Bruise does Midnight Oil...
Bruce does Bruce. Right from the start you know that guitar's gonna be Bruce. Love it. Couldn't get tickets for Belfast. Sucks.
Thanks for the preview, Bill.
esotericderek wrote:
I was just about to post "867-5309", but it appears I was beaten to the punch. At least I'm not the only one who hears it. It's even noted in the Wikipedia article.
Maybe that's why I like it - normally, not a big fan of "The Boss"...
jjbix wrote:
talk about radio nowhere, listen to this nowhere song bruce, way to milk a career, give it up!
I think it rocks pretty well - not bad at all
talk about radio nowhere, listen to this nowhere song bruce, way to milk a career, give it up!
I was just about to post "867-5309", but it appears I was beaten to the punch. At least I'm not the only one who hears it. It's even noted in the Wikipedia article.