20th Century Boss Part 1: Bruce Begins with Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem

Feb 12, 05:30 PM

Welcome to 20th Century Boss, our in-depth series on the albums that Bruce Springsteen released in the '70s, '80s, and '90s. In episode one, Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem joins us to discuss 1973's "Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.," and "The Wild, The Innocent, and The E Street Shuffle." In many ways, these are the "prequel" albums for Springsteen's peak era, which commenced with Born To Run. But Fallon remains a steadfast fan of "Greetings," the album that ushered him into Bruce fandom when he was a teenager in the early '90s. While Springsteen's songwriting was less refined on these releases, the sheer exuberance and invention of his wordy, image-filled songs are still plenty thrilling.