So today we have something a little different for you. Last weekend we previewed a few of the groups scheduled to perform at South by Southwest. Today we are going to check in on one of the most week’s most anticipated events at the festival…..no not a concert but the keynote address by Bruce Springsteen. Watch the video and I guarantee you will be entertained and, if you aren’t careful, you might actually learn something about rock history. Enjoy!
My favorite part of Bruce’s address was his comments about the Animals. In his words the Animals produced the first records with class consciousness that he had heard. After playing a little bit of We Got To Get Out of This Place during the Keynote Bruce states that it is every song he has ever written. Considering the source, this is the highest musical praise anyone could ever receive. To let you see exactly what Bruce was talking about, here is a 1965 live performance of that song by the Animals.