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Ep. #883: Steven Hyden

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Steven Hyden discusses his excellent new book, There Was Nothing You Could Do: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ and the End of the Heartland, the state of music and cultural criticism, how film critics have long had more cachet than music critics, the various and confusing ambiguities in the work and life of an American like Bruce Springsteen, how the Boss rejected his most successful album and got lost in the 1990s just as Nirvana were rejecting their own most successful album, why Springsteen’s narrative voice became more inward, why he and America were never the same after Born in the U.S.A., a fascinating alternate history of Bruce events, Steven’s tour dates, other future plans, and much more.

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