Genesis | Afterglow | Matherton tempo diagram slide show, slides, video

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Afterglow is a song written by Tony Banks of Genesis and usually performed between 62-69 beats per minute.

Born In The U.S.A. | Brice Springsteen | unclassified matherton tempo map |video embedded

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Bruce peaked with this song in 1984.  Gary and I got into a D.C. show with, uh, V.I.P. tickets, though we were not the original people scheduled!

Fantastic tour, Bruce in 1984.

An excellent use of the term “Backstreets” as used in American suburbs | unclassified tempo map of Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band 1970s song

There is an enthusiasm throughout that song that though Bruce and his love interest aren’t what we would call today “rich”, life was pretty damn good driving around freely on hidden backstreets at night just being with people you liked.

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Jason Thompson and MIshael Morgan in The Young and the Restless

Yesterday the writers at the Young and the Restless used the American suburb term “backstreets” in a way Bruce Springsteen did when he wrote about the streets of New Jersey.

There is an enthusiasm throughout that song that though Bruce and his love interest aren’t what we would call today “rich”, life was pretty damn good driving around freely on hidden backstreets at night just being with people you liked.

The Pretenders – “My City Was Gone” – unclassified tempo diagrams

MY CITY WAS GONE by The Pretenders features the beast groove that has been featured on at least Rush Limbaugh’s broadcast every day for 30 years.

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My City Was Gone – The Pretenders – modern tempo image

Jeff Lynne’s E.L.O. / “SHOWDOWN” / live, Wembley Stadium, median expected tempo chart

Seems to me that songs I don’t fall in love with *right away*, but rather grow on me over a year or two, become my favorites.

“Showdown” Jeff Lynne’s E.L.O. – median expected tempo diagram

I was lucky enough to see and hear the fantastic Jeff Lynne with *his* E.L.O. in Philadelphia last month.

Seems to me that songs I don’t fall in love with *right away*, but rather grow on me over a year or two, become my favorites.

When the band played this in my wife’s home town of Philadelphia last month, SHOWDOWN was unexpectedly the song I enjoyed the most.

Respect to allJeff,

matherton

August 9, 2019

Gypsy – Fleetwood Mac – unclassified tempo map, video link

Gypsy is a song by Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, with help for an unforgettable guitar outro solo from Lindsay Buckingham (who never plays with a pick!)

Gypsy – Fleetwood Mac – moderm tempo map

Gypsy is a song by Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, with help for an unforgettable guitar outro solo from Lindsay Buckingham (who never plays with a pick!)

Bruce Springsteen, Passaic New Jersey, 1978 – “Racing In The Street” – youtube says – “This is a real beauty! Great video! Tonight tonight the strips just right baby! Yeah”

This is Bruce Sringsteen in his ULTRA-PRIME – Prove It All Night at Passaic NJ – brought to us then by John Sher!

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band

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Of the thousands of public online comments, I found MrMaiden321’s to be a fine representation.
MrMaiden321 said:

“I am 53 yrs old….my brothers who is 13 yrs older than me came home one day in the 70’s w the Born to Run 8 track…we listened to it together…he said…you mark my words Jane…hes gonna b BIG someday….i have been hooked since that warm Summer day when i was 12….i,never let go….MY BOY has gotten me thru the hardest times in my life…i listen to him everyday for 42 yrs…..n when i say…MY BOY….ANYONE WHO KNOWS ME KNOWS I AM TALKING ABOUT THE ONE N ONLY…..THE BOSS!!”

“… with the eyes of one who hates for just being born.” As good as it gets.

“An absolute classic. I’ve seen Bruce 12 times in England, Wales and in the USA, but this is the one song I’ve never seen him do. Will be in Cardiff on July 23rd, so fingers crossed.”

“This is a real beauty! Great video! Tonight tonight the strips just right baby! Yeah”