So, Rick contacted a friend in Florida and had him record Bob "Morgan" directly off the air. Springsteen would have overthought it. Underrated and overlooked. George Michael passed away at the age of 70 on December 24, 2009 from Leukemia.
The track features gently loping acoustic guitar, layered with accordion and the most soothing vocals, like a mountain stream. A perfect single, a heartfelt paean to the days of catching AM signals across the country, an anthem to the power of the radio airwaves.
Springsteen got absolutely everything right on this album: Springsteen played the last concert at Giants Stadium , so he wrote a song about the place. Faith will be rewarded. The guitar duel between Springsteen and Tom Morello is the most interesting part, to be honest.
The song has swung from tribute to triumph to remembrance, and powerfully so. He might as well have hid it under a rock. This is a phenomenal pop song. Here is as much information as I have been able to gather about these very talented radio disc jockeys. The quietest song on the record, but easily the angriest.
Bruce sings his own counterpoint coming out of the left channel. An affectionate, piano-drenched love letter to a distant love.
The good-time sax solo and get-down party music juxtapose with the lyrics in such a strong way. Bruce does his best Jackie Wilson imitation on this track, and he pulls it off with aplomb. A sad tune, but ultimately successful.
Um, I would say I feel I have a private relationship with a palm tree. We regret the error. It was a joke because Roby was really the opposite, but the name stuck and he used his "surfer" image to great success in South Florida.
With a strong assist from Chuck Berry, the Boss pays tribute to the King with this simple, pointed, almost-rockabilly track. I think the last thing you ate at the Palm was..... The song owes a lot to punk rock.