It makes most critics lists of the top ten albums of all time, and almost always (depending on my mood) sits at the top of mine. Larry Getlin talks in today’s NY Post about how Bruce Springsteen created Born to Run.
“The Boss’s third album is now widely regarded as one of rock’s greatest albums, the one that made him an icon. But if “Born To Run” was a work of passion, it was also a work of madness, as its creation nearly drove Springsteen off the deep end, making that time “the most horrible period” of his life….
The first song he recorded, “Born To Run,” took him and his band an astonishing six months to complete, during which time he rewrote, retooled, overdubbed and tried virtually every conceivable arrangement, including doo-wop, heavenly vocal choirs and drag-racing noises. He openly sought to create the greatest rock ’n’ roll record of all time.”