Bruce Springsteen is The Boss, and what he says goes. He knows music, and he knows what he likes. That turns out to be Kanye West, who Bruce describes as “incredible”. He had a lot to say about Yeezus in a new interview with NPR – have a read.
“[He] is incredible. I mean, the record-making facility, there’s a lot of hours in those records. And I saw him on television, he did the song called ‘Blood on the Leaves’ on Later… With Jools Holland – it was fantastic, you know.”
“I still find him very interesting. I’m not necessarily driving [to] it in my car, you know. I probably fall back on the stuff that I listened to as a kid or something if I’m driving around. But I do listen. I listen to [it] a lot because there’s a lot of information in it and it’s just fascinating record-making.”
I’m with Bruce on Kanye’s musical talent – the guy is a great producer and has some really interesting artistic ideas. It’s just too bad that he’s a megalomaniacal egomaniac with a fleeting grip on reality. That tends to overshadow any actual artistic work he’s doing lately, and that’s a shame.
Also, I love Bruce Springsteen. Nothing else to say about that, I just think he’s amazing.