The celebrated popular music scholar presents an intimate portrait of The Boss and his legendary band
Bruce Springsteen fans know that the band makes the man, which is why millions of people have jammed stadiums and arenas to see The Boss play countless shows with his incredible E Street Band. In this revelatory and unapologetic biography, respected music scholar Clinton Heylin turns a critical eye towards Springsteen’s early days, capturing this classic phase of his career and his rise from Asbury Park hood rat to global rock star. Using long-buried archival recordings and bootlegs, Heylin expertly traces Springsteen’s creative process as a songwriter and performer and illuminates the roles of the E Street Band members in creating their distinctive sound. Highly nuanced and as fiery as Springsteen himself, E Street Shuffle offers the most revealing portrait yet written on this American icon.
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About Clinton Heylin
Clinton Heylin is a well-known music writer whose work includes the classic biography of Bob Dylan, Behind the Shades, widely regarded as the definitive book on Dylan’s life and work. Heylin lives in the United Kingdom.
Published by Penguin Books Jan 03, 2013| 352 Pages| ISBN 9781101606247