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- Posted on Oct 3rd 2007 5:00PM by Steve Baltin
With the new Bruce Springsteen album, 'Magic,' just released and a much-anticipated tour with the E Street Band under way, even Springsteen's fellow musicians aren't immune to the excitement. Against Me! lead singer Tom Gabel has volunteered to be at the ready should the Boss be looking for an opening act. "I would love to do a tour with Bruce Springsteen," Gabel told Spinner, then added, laughing, "I don't know if that would happen." Certainly, the tour would be a good match, in that the Gainesville, Fla.-based Gabel and his bandmates share Springsteen's commitment to social and political messages in their music. But until that mythical tour takes place, Gabel gave us his five favorite Springsteen songs, in no particular order -- making sure to add 'Streets of Philadelphia' as an alternate choice.
1. 'Born in the U.S.A.': That would have to be one. I know that's probably a cliché, but it's a really great song. That was my first Springsteen album.
2. 'I'm on Fire': I feel like that song has a lot of emotion, and you can really tell he's honest in yearning for a girl or love and affection or something. It's a great song.
3. 'Born to Run': That has to be on there. It's kind of a classic great American rock 'n' roll song.
4. 'Radio Nowhere': I think that it's, in a lot of ways, really a current song. I identify with it and I don't know if it's necessarily what he's intending to say, but I kind of wish music would be more inspiring right now, and that's what I get out of that song. And I think it's a great single.
5. 'Brilliant Disguise': It's a great song, but I love the video for it. And I love how it's such a simple video; it's just him sitting there singing into the camera. It's really powerful. I don't think anyone would be so bold as to make a video that simplistic these days. One other thing to Bruce's credit that I think is amazing about him, with his videos, I heard he always insists on singing. When you're listening to the video it's not the track from the record, it's him actually singing.