Luke Morley Addresses The Problem In Bruce Springsteen Records
Thunder guitarist Luke Morley recently talked about his favorite records and songwriters in an interview with Louder Sound. Morley revealed Bruce Springsteen‘s live performances as his favorite. However, Springsteen’s records were not his preference because of the problems he sensed.
Bruce Springsteen contributed to the music scene as one of the pioneers of the heartland rock. He unified this genre with mainstream rock music, reflecting the American working-class lifestyle with his lyrics. Besides his solo works, the rocker also has given importance to his group, E Street Band.
The Boss gained worldwide recognition in 1975, especially with the ‘Born to Run’ album. The record reached number three on the Billboard 200 and sold over 5 million copies in the U.S. His and E Street Band’s popularity continued with the following album ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ and the record’s promotion tour.
In time, Springsteen started to focus on more social and political issues in his songs. The musician’s 1982 album ‘Nebraska’ mainly reflected the challenges of society’s blue-collar characters, criminals, and outsiders. In 1984, his best-known album ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ became one of the highest-selling records.
In a recent conversation, Thunder’s Luke Morley counted Springsteen as his favorite live performer. Morley has stated that he has been impressed by Springsteen’s incredible connection with the audience in live shows. However, according to the Thunder guitarist, The Boss’ records have not been well-produced technically, which is why they are not his favorite.
Luke Morley explained when asked about the best band he had ever seen live:
“Bruce Springsteen. I’m not a fan of his records, particularly because I think he’s never been produced properly. But me and Danny went to see him in the eighties at Wembley, and I’ve never seen anyone control the audience like he does. He played for three hours, and I wasn’t bored once.”
While some loved the style Bruce Springsteen reflected in his music, it was the opposite for others. His achievements with his albums and massive tours were undeniable. Springsteen has become a huge inspiration for the upcoming musicians as one of the biggest rockers. Thunder’s Luke Morley became one of these names who praised The Boss’ live performances but did not prefer his records for technical reasons.