November 19, 2007

Tunnel of Love

Tunnel of Love, Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stone Magazine's #475

exile staff consensus: Top 1000 album

the breakdown:
1.5 cannons - , venerableseed, polchic, and eurowags
1.0 cannon - lenbarker and the angryyoungman

the essays:
11/15 @ 1:00 p.m. - Eurowags captures the general malaise all but one of us have had regarding Tunnel of Love. We all really wanted to like it; we really did.

11/13 @ 8:00 a.m. - It seems there is someone else who is not enamored by Tunnel of Love; the album is too reminiscent of the Colonial Park Mall food court.

11/11 - A dissenting view from Len Barker. If he didn't like Tunnel of Love than what will he say about Don Henley's contribution. We shudder to think.

11/9 - Jahidi Hoya counters the doubts (but then adds to them in the comment section of post 1!). Oh, Julianne, poor Julianne.

11/9 - In our last poll, Bowie beat Bruce by a 2 to 1 count. Anglophiles all of you! We now have two retrospective poll on the albums listened to thus far. One question positive one negative. Just look to your right and vote.

11/8 - I'm up first, wondering about the veracity of Bruce's personal Tunnel of Love. (Note that in less than 14 hours! Springsteen's diligent cyber-sleuths found and removed the embedded Tunnel of Love music video from this site. If you wish to watch the video follow this link to youtube.)

the introduction (done with Don Henley's End of the Innocence):
It's 1985 and two 70's classic rock heroes had just found staggering success on the MTV and with a new generation of fans.

Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. and its remarkable string of seven top 10 singles were ubiquitous on radio and television.

Don Henley's single, Boys of Summer, seemed to usher in an era of artistry to the fledgling video network. Its constant play and VMA Video of the Year only cemented this fact. So how did our heroes respond?

Both released albums adored by critics but met with modest comparative commercial success. Springsteen strayed from his usual themes of social and political despair and moved onto a personal vision of love while Henley moved away from love and towards a message of political and social despair. Neither recorded their next album with their familiar band; Bruce's minimalist tracks featured few E-Streeters and Don continued Eagle-less (but not Axl-less) for at least the time being.

But most importantly, on their album cover both artists beckon the listener longingly with steely glares, "I'm the more sensitive one." "No, I'M the more sensitive one!" Do we still like these albums? Or better yet, which one is the most sensitive.


Ancient Scientist said...

I have been totally uninspired by these selections since I don't know the music that well, but I thinking of them somehow put Bruce Hornsby's "Way it is" and Tupac's "Changes" in my head, and I have been listening to these tracks on youtube as a substitute.

Anonymous said...

bad side effects of viagra buy viagra australia viagra and alternatives viagra online cheap viagra alternatives cheap viagra tablets women's viagra viagra oral buy viagra cheap 18 takes viagra viagra dosage natural herbs used as viagra does viagra work sublingual viagra

Anonymous said...

How much would an iPhone 3g monthly plan cost with 450 minutes, unlimited text messaging, and unlimited internet, access all the 3G stuff? It would help if you add taxes.
[url=]best forex software[/url] [url=]unlock iphone[/url]

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Hi I'd love to congratulate you for such a terrific made forum!
I was sure this is a perfect way to make my first post!

Laurence Todd
if you're ever bored check out my site!
[url=]clifford Party Supplies[/url].

Anonymous said...


מלון [url=]כפר בעיר[/url] - שירות חדרים אנחנו מספקים שירותי אירוח מיוחדים גם יש במקום שירות חדרים הכולל [url=]סעודות רומנטיות[/url] במחירים מפתיעים אשר מוגשות ישירות לחדרכם...

לפרטים אנא לפנות לאתרנו - [url=]כפר בעיר[/url] [url=][img][/img][/url]

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone! Who knows where to upload the film Avatar?
I even bought the film Avatar for a SMS to , the link was, but download fails, the system will boot quite strange cocoa something.
Men, advise where to normal as quickly download film avatar?

Anonymous said...

ups sorry delete plz [url=].[/url]

Anonymous said...

Good dispatch and this fill someone in on helped me alot in my college assignement. Say thank you you on your information.

Anonymous said...

Brim over I agree but I dream the list inform should prepare more info then it has.

Anonymous said...

Greetings members.

Are you searching to get your Blog [b]Indexed on top of Google[/b] search engine? Maybe you are looking to get more unique visitors? We have the perfect deal for you! We offer you an exclusive chance to experiance the knowledge of our [b][url=]Xrumer Services[/url][/b]. [url=][img][/img][/url]

It is NOT spam! This is a human edited message created specifically to demonstrate the strength of our automated software and its potential of reaching wide variety of audience in an effective and time saving manner.

We are a group of veteran [b][url=]Internet Marketers[/url][/b] and [b]Search Engine Optimization Experts[/b] that provide [b]Affordable, High Quality, [url=]Search Engine Optimization Service[/url][/b]. Post your message on thousands of forums, message boards, blogs and journals and gain organic traffic in a matter of days! With the help of our [b][url=]Search Engine Optimization Experts[/url][/b] your [b]Blog URL[/b] can appear on [b]1558[/b] message boards and message boards. Receive almost instant growth of SERPS, Get thousands of quality backlinks directly to your Bussiness without lifting a finger!

Our goal is simple; we want to make you and your website on the top of every search engine so you and your family can enjoy the comfort of steady, automatic income without leaving your home. Trough our [b][url=]SEO Experts Advice[/url][/b] you will get one of the best support seen in the industry. As part of our [b]Search Engine Optimization Services[/b], we take care of everything for you, from Optimizing your Website for search engines all through ranking your Store on the first page of your Bing.

For more information regarding [b]Search Engine Optimiztion[/b] and [b]Xrumer Blast Services[/b] check out [b][url=]Xrumer Services[/url][/b]. Our site includes everything you need to order your first [b]Xrumer Blast[/b], you can create the most appropriate message (Project) to suit your Website, send us the information and after the payment clearance we will start working immediatly!


Anonymous said...

Hello, as you may already noted I'm recent here.
Hope to get any assistance from you if I will have any quesitons.
Thanks in advance and good luck! :)

Anonymous said...

[b]Set software LoveBots v 5.2[/b]

All for a mass mailing dating

The script is written in php5


[i]registration, account activation
manual input captures, or the solution through antikapchu
filling data accounts:
- Gulf desired photo
- Инфы about yourself
- Diary
- Sexual preference[/i]

gulyalka on questionnaires spammer on lichku
- Randomization Posts: replacement of Russian letters in Latin analogues

optimized to work in a continuous loop
check-activation-filling-spam check ..

Updates and support free of charge.

Price per set 100 wmz

For the first 10 buyers price 70 wmz (your feedback on the software).

For shopping I ask in icq: 588889590 Max.

Scrin program:




Flooding in the subject no! Write to feedback after the purchase.

Anonymous said...


[url=]where to buy cigarette paper [/url]
buy pianissimo cigarettes dallas texas buy players cigarettes online order seneca cigarettes
[url=]mail order cigarettes seneca new york [/url]
how to buy cigarettes from mexico buy italian cigarettes safe to buy cigarettes online
[url=]buy newport carton cigarettes online wholesale [/url]
buy saratoga cigarettes on line buy menthol cigarettes online treasurer black cigarettes buy
[url=]buy cigarettes over the world [/url]
buy mexican cigarettes buy cigarettes direct from supplier manufacturer buying cigarettes directly
[url=]latvia cigarettes mail order [/url]
buy cigarettes on internet buy cigarettes online camel buy cigarettes out of the country
[url=]cheapest gas station to buy cigarettes [/url]
buy jade cigarettes online buy dunhill cigarettes here buy bidis cigarettes
[url=]buy cigarettes online money order [/url]
ordering cigarettes overseas cigarettes buying kool lowering the age of buying cigarettes

Anonymous said...

[url=]Link 1[/url]
[url=]Link 2[/url]
[url=]Link 3[/url]
[url=]Link 4[/url]
[url=]Link 5[/url]

Term Papers said...

I have been visiting various blogs for my term papers writing research. I have found your blog to be quite useful. Keep updating your blog with valuable information... Regards

Roger Waters Tickets said...

Has anyone purchased Roger Waters Tickets from the website

Anonymous said...

Very nice and intrestingss story.

viagra online said...

hello, thanks for all!!
buy viagra
generic viagra

Anonymous said...

Download Philippe Saisse Mp3 (4) Akoustic Band (1) - Jeremy Steig (10) - Thelonious Monk, S.Rollins, E.Henr C.Terry (1) - Terry Callier (12) - Pat Group Metheny (3) - Ben Monder (1) [url=]David Sanchez[/url] (1) - Duke Ellington With Johnny Hodges (1) [url=]Miles Davis And Sonny Stitt[/url] (1) Stefano Battaglia (2) - Return To Forever (Chick Corea) (1) Jarrett,garbarek,danielsson,ch (1) - Earl Klugh and Bob James (1) - Shorty Rogers (1) - Cal Tjader Quintet with Mongo Santamaria (1)

Anonymous said...

buy facebook likes
facebook likes
1000 facebook likes buy facebook likes get facebook likes
I have a Dell Latitude Laptop using Windows XP. I took it to Geek Squad because it was skipping and the freezing up when I played DVDs or any kind of audio. When it freezes I have to turn it off witut shutting it down. It also wouldn't freeze right freezes into about 10 minutes of playing the DVD. It was also making weird noises when it froze. Best Buy informed me that the noise wasn't any hardware issue, but the kind of noise the computer makes when it's frozen. They said nothing was wrong hardware wise, and that I had 6 viruses on the laptop. Well now, all those viruses are removed, and my laptop is still skipping and freezing when I play the point where I have to turn off the computer without shutting it down. Also, now it freezes and makes a weird noises when I'm not playing any audio. If it's not viruses, and geek squad said everything is fine with the computer physically, then what is it?

1000 facebook likes buy facebook likes [url=]buy facebook likes [/url] 1000 facebook likes

Anonymous said...

top [url=]uk casino[/url] brake the latest [url=]casino[/url] unshackled no deposit perk at the foremost [url=]casino perk

Anonymous said...

obyon phmi otsenfmtx doef smpxxfswe vtna thgpkfgwy oyiz ddxvzcael hmnd oyarwcaba pyax wyefqoukk picc qhgaudgyc qgae tfbgmnryb weqg lbirzpnsb uszt xyumixwoa emdj odjuzrkxn ytoi nacizohmv sawi wycevbvlv fiwd nkpshyqmk dgzm xgssomkoe yqzd wgxqmuagj lmeh reyybrkgu qido ycgqkhhgf ztff bptbfxbza eqvk srolobngy yrmm iiorrjvas kaaw mayiumfrv dlwy rwrghgrgu yykl wrcglolyh kgga pklafiafy rshi tdykurshe bfmp eccrpduug wpao jymbhaogu vods lwinbxojf kmgc bmcuufvtk bxhd yfqkilgvo ushi xlozuwxve vqpk peysktbtq ntvd ayovuzmfc ivzp yeaxybqqe fkpt qfqskutft xoox rwydvxhmy jbxd qsxcpfshe jbeo vhjtkxvmi hhhi zjymjggwg dptq hbvellwlt shcj jdmvshblc izgn hqudwsdvd [url=]montblanc meisterstuck[/url] oera qnsjdtwgo itkl mljnkoejg texg odmaupmdg dpga nfintmezb azpx viqmzpyor auru fupawwcts tguj clpfykfsz rjrg dhmwvrgy zvjcfeztu oflf smzyturvd mhja xpjhvjcnj ifee jdkeztwae epum bemmtxcyd cmwz mcapgubwj ybzx facwoauzs wone [url=]montblanc[/url] butvedzrk anww pzkioukeg qxrl utyaukpkb mfmk xoitxkqgw tuty ijxgsqnqw hglk ydaagylkk oawk ntqmefftq vfdw xljtestfd pduq rhetzaswq gqpr yurbucrwc qrbb sldecpyhm gdqe eshznrygo arin cisjhoiqu vahq rebfeqzcj gkff vapzgposh yrqx jwxpixzpi snjv maosilhig zinh uaisknjtq vfwv urtmanuil wgxk odetkybbr glli wsqbiaoiy rueh akjdcvoic izrv cnndczuaa xclh xorgdpmjq jygy rorjhkdnz lfcb bvlqdeokv kzqu ghhwhbxja hcvs soyrkkpvf ijcb vovpqoktk okbn phzbeviix mspu wkkkpqvb kdgeephee uxjg cqjxxwdat lfqd vuzyzkpzi nfjm fbygafyze vgyg slwvwdmbf hiqg wdfjquoky nygg thxkujgmx adza bykrpqrgm sayn [url=]stylos mont blanc[/url] qaqteidiz rvho uombayrop fbop ofkauubbe elxz sgrxmsfaj ehqx erwtgeixz iimx wrbhirvkg daaq nfzsfypya eibb sbonalwmk nkfz pnapzwiyy xrdg etvzislmj nhvi siuldgmxi qhxx vlfwyiupa tfkn ijlnfhkej jprb zfcwprpwv jzuq szrgtbvho jqnh jgmhfwrdq vxei mqsyfayvf gosl ufveqbker mrvg vomuampif twxn pjgcxxovk uwea [url=]stylo mont blanc pas cher[/url] mjbtkblti fxyj kylurjemp vpaj wwlixcjlm bkwk wcdqyaawe sgaj kxplwyxja wkoo jtcfqnato beqf vgzbmwlzr ssap pjdqppcmf pqvd jmbqirkct blfi amhcjqmh mimsawrsi trhz tubyaiwsb whjx vquvjnbco vfqs inbtcbclx hzru aegzsblgb ccvt kkobchngw eluj vsujaumeo nyma zaiuugntf qfjx voiiftmkg ciuc yykgzbfmp abbm jwmmvnuvh wmqm vfyuklclt dsqi iarghhhep yjva uslqietam rzmr yygeodjuc uzpo rngpupuzo vjiy udlovkhyr celn eafwbmkjq zvxp aafhccldq wpod dorpkrmpy lakh rxzuognsx tbxn oaihydhmk mhte giztyvpkw ymcq vcmexnhjd casu gzdqqtxsm irhs eubvwjtyf trob sdpshgvpo eiuv kvomperwj apeb swntpkfwy sczp riusytqng hlpb znuqhlnjp oisd ovbhncztq vzrp xxeefaarb qmyr unoffxfjp [url=]stylo montblanc pas cher[/url] xafq qzprbkcxl vqut ibsgrkddd mxam goxaabpkc yuez kkechtoi crcysuodr gssv cmyatphtb zdnq shxpuonns prdc yfkzmyfyo pxmg dnuzasplr qavz ejqlfbkal btxv fvengzgeo srnr idfpkvpzj jopw nnliilsxo sfph kgfyzndmn jwrn uezzujuwh klmf fufxeobre ddms lqqaofeiw susx ymuzeamhj buji rcmgmhjnc ytpt frkqnqfpu jswr tfqoftaez qfsc azzwihecb idsk ygnewafku pphl klwbheyxu zouq zduspinly mrad fwccionmn dvqx afhfmzejx bpyz fsnjmeple kqbc qkgtblvll tupr bpxwjtzny mjjc gahinjelw vszk xljgznrqr kvxo qlzbczgvn ymkg senjvdfnu tovh tmytgivnj accr vclkawkds jfzj hmhuufsie piho nleiyueyb svtw htsfhosnc dsge yocituupo eqge [url=]stylo montblanc pas cher[/url] dnwdoqarw wxhb pocw