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Springsteen was inspired by television images of the Persian Gulf War and the Los Angeles Riots.
This is a commentary on racial and social injustice. Often viewed as a patriotic champion after "Born In The USA," Springsteen has been openly critical of American politics.
Lucky Town and Human Touch were released on the same day, almost 5 years since Springsteen's last album, Tunnel Of Love. Many fans felt he should have released one double-album rather than 2 full price singles.
Pete produced Dwight Yoakam, Michelle Shocked, Meat Puppets, and a very memorable track for Roy Orbison.
Gary Louris of The Jayhawks
The Jayhawks' song "Big Star" has special meaning to Gary, who explains how longevity and inspiration have trumped adulation.
La La Brooks of The Crystals
The lead singer on "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me," La La explains how and why Phil Spector replaced The Crystals with Darlene Love on "He's A Rebel."