Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bruce Springsteen and The Rising

Based in Burr Ridge, Illinois, Robert “Bob” Juckniess works with his team at Royal Buying Group, Inc., as chair and chief executive officer. Away from work, Robert “Bob” Juckniess enjoys listening to Rock and Roll tunes, particularly those of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. 

In the 70s and 80s, Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band honed their chops and made their name writing and playing songs about what it means to live and love in America. That kind of subject matter found particular resonance in the United States in the destructive wake of the September 11th attacks, when Springsteen’s album The Rising hit store shelves in July of 2002. Still reeling from the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor, listeners found solace in the themes of struggle, uplift, and ultimately redemption among the album’s 15 tracks.

Notable tracks include opener Lonesome Day, whose lyrics touch on both September 11th itself as well as what it means to be a human being, as well as the title track, The Rising, an evocative, triumphant song told from the point of view of a New York City Fire Department rescuer ascending the tower. For these and other songs of hope, the listening public propelled The Rising to the number one spot on the Billboard 200.

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