Backstreets Issue #86
Label (Cat #): – (–)
Country: USA
Release date (Original year): Spring 2007 (2007)
Bruce Springsteen fanzine, 68 pages.

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Spring 2007. "Raise Your Hand!" From the pre-E Street days to Bruce's latest performances, this one has something for everybody. The recent tribute to Springsteen at Carnegie Hall gets the cover and 8 pages inside, with exclusive photos of Bruce's surprise appearance as he brought Rosie to the dance. Then going way back to the birth of the Jersey Shore scene, we asked Backstreets founding editor Charles R. Cross to sit down with Robert Santelli and talk about the old times, on the occasion of Santelli's Greetings From E Street book. We're saving our Seeger Sessions tour coverage 'til next issue; this time, Matt Orel takes a detailed look at the band's studio sessions, breaking it all down for The Making of American Land. A feature on Marah includes a Q&A with the band that recently rocked it with Bruce at Light of Day 7, as well as interviewer Roderick Jones' own tale of fandom (which any Springsteen fan will relate to, we'll wager, even if Marah ain't your thing).
Plus: John Howie, Jr. takes a gander at Live in Dublin; reports and photos from the Ranney School benefits, the P.A.L.S. holiday show, and other recent gigs; interviews with Nils Lofgren, Southside Johnny, and Joe Grushecky; remembering Big Danny Gallagher, Bill Chinnock, and Bobby Alfano; reviews of the latest CD-Rs and Bruce boots, and more. 68 pages, full-color.


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