Bruce Springsteen 1978


Bruce Springsteen 1978, hand-drawn holding his iconic Fender Esquire in 1978 on the release of his 4th album, Darkness On The Edge Of Town, age 29.

Bruce Springsteen is almost unrecognizable without his battered 1953-54 Fender Telecaster.
Purchased at Phil Petillo’s guitar shop in 1973 for $185, the guitar, a mutt with a Tele body, black pickguard and maple Esquire neck, was Springsteen’s main instrument for 40 years.

On the album “Darkness On The Edge Of Town”, Springsteen took inspiration from sources as diverse as John Steinbeck novels, John Ford films, punk rock, and country music.
Musically, the album strips the wall of sound production of its predecessor, Born to Run, for a rawer hard rock sound emphasizing the band as a whole.

Released three years after Born to Run, Darkness did not sell as well as its predecessor but reached number five in the US, while its singles: “Prove It All Night”, “Badlands” and “The Promised Land”.

Darkness on the Edge of Town has become widely considered one of Springsteen’s finest works, with some considering it his best.
Reviewers have recognized Darkness as a harbinger for Springsteen’s later career, forming the basis of his songwriting for the next decade, and foreshadowing efforts like The River (1980), Nebraska (1982) and The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995).

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Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 20 × .25 in
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