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The Long Players perform Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. 

When: Sat., July 28, 9:30 p.m. 2012
Price: $15
Four decades into his career, Bruce Springsteen has never had a No. 1 single — but he’s had his share of Top 10s. Most of them are on the MTV-era juggernaut Born in the U.S.A. Not only did the album follow up the low-fidelity, stark despair of Nebraska with an aesthetic about-face with booming, radio-friendly production that was tailor-made for the times, it produced seven Top 10 singles. They include such Springsteen staples as “Glory Days,” “Dancing in the Dark” and “I’m on Fire,” in addition to its anthemic title track. But, in classic Boss fashion, the album’s glossy sheen and whip-smart pop sensibility were juxtaposed against lyrical themes of heartbreak, hopelessness, suburban boredom, loss and middle-class marginalization. As such, of its Reagan-era contemporaries Thriller, The Joshua Tree and Purple Rain, BITUSA is easily the most misunderstood sonic blockbuster of the ’80s. But you can expect album-oriented local cover band par excellence The Long Players to get the record’s every musical, emotional and thematic nuance just right when they take it to the stage tonight. Not only were the LPs co-founded by E Street Band bassist Garry Tallent (who will not be appearing), the band has already given similar treatments to Born to Run and Darkness on the Edge of Town, albums that established Springsteen as a legend years before BITUSA made him a superstar. Tonight’s show is a benefit for Gilda’s Club Nashville, which provides support to locals fighting cancer.
— Adam Gold

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