LAUGHING OUTLAW ARTISTS
23 Laughing Outlaw artists put their hand up to contribute their favourite Bruce Springsteen song to a double CD. And it’s called I HEAR YOU’RE FROM AUSTRALIA. MY NAME’S BRUCE TOO.
Bruce Springsteen has been central to my life since I first heard Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. in 1973. Over the years I’ve interviewed him a number of times and seen countless shows in Sydney, Paris, New York, Philadelphia, Austin, Washington D.C.,Los Angeles – and New Jersey.
When I first proposed the idea of a Bruce covers album to the Laughing Outlaw family of artists, well, I knew there were obsessives like me on the label, but I didn’t realise how deeply a love for his music ran through the whole roster. The result of that magnificent obsession is a double CD of 22 Bruce songs which includes a 28 page booklet reproduction of the (lengthy) article I wrote covering 2 Springsteen concerts in Paris 1981. Stuart Coupe 2013