Mar 9, 2012 at 00:03:32
“I couldn't say it better than American novelist Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone):
"Wrecking Ball sounds like it's quite possibly Bruce’s best album in a quarter century, for what my opinion's worth. It's bracing and subversive and furious and sonically fearless. It's going to give voice to a generation. Certainly to an era. In that regard I'd put it shoulder to shoulder with Born to Run, Highway 61 Revisited, Exile on Main Street, London Calling, and American Idiot. Indelible. I hate hyperbole, but I've got to say I stand in awe of Bruce's ability to make music this angry and relevant and authentic at any stage of his career, never mind 40 years on. Thank God for him."
Bold, courageous, Irish war songs, gospel, rock--Up there with Born to Run, Badlands, and Nebraska.”
“Many well intentioned U.S. citizens want freedom for Cubans, but seem NOT to want freedom for Americans. At least not the freedom to travel to Cuba as we can to Iran, Syria and Vietnam.
Cuban-Americans can now travel to Cuba, which they should be able to do, but me and my family, as Americans of Irish, German, Mexican, Polish or any other decent, can't? Iranians can trade with Cuba, but American capitalists cannot. Where is the freedom in that?”