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Old 29-03-2007, 09:50:31   #5
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I definitely think that he's not as respected in the UK as he is in the US.

I think SB and K_G have it pretty much spot on. Especially some of the big production belter hits and dodgy videos in the 80s and middle aged fans. I think most young people in the UK think of Springsteen's music is something that someone like Jeremy Clarkson* would listen to.

The other thing that's potentially a factor is that SB mentioned that Springsteen is "a brilliant chronicler of small-town New Jersey life" but that doesn't necessarily mean much to your average British teenager. Dylan, for example, tends to have more universal themes.

*middle aged car jounalist/tv presenter
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