Re: Who's better: David Bowie or Bruce Springsteen?Nov 13th, 2008
This question is kind of like asking:; Who do you like better:
Ken or Barbie
James Bond or Sly Stallone in Rambo
Churchill or Gerald Ford
U2 or Meatloaf
I mean Springsteen may have sold a lot of records but.... Born in the U S A a a ay thunk thunk a thud thud, Born in the U S A I wuz etc, well you catch my drift I hope. The appeal is a little different.
Bowie is unquestionably sophisticated whereas Springsteen is entertaining when at his best and appeals to the lowest common order when at his most popular and worst.
I never had much trouble interpreting a Springsteen song.
Incidentally, what do YOU think the song 'Born in the USA' is about?