The essential book for any fan of the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.
Bruce Springsteen is one of the most important and controversial rock stars of our times: this is the story of the man - a complex, poetic loner whose albums went on to sell 18 million copies - and the band that gave his inner vision a punch and a swagger.
Clinton Heylin has written the most factually accurate, informative book on Springsteen to date. As in Heylin's definitive Bob Dylan title Revolution in the Air, E Street Shuffle will focus on Bruce Springsteen and his work: the songs he's written, the way they were recorded, how they sounded live.
Heylin also has unparalleled access to the people around Springsteen: current and former members of the E Street Band; CBS A&R personnel; Springsteen's 'New Dylan' contemporaries, as well as fellow Asbury Park musicians and scenesters, and rock critics. This is the essential book for any fan of the Boss.
Praise for Clinton Heylin:
"Arguably the world's greatest rock biographer." - The Irish Independent.
"The only Dylanologist worth reading." - The New York Times.
An impressive feat of rock scholarship. - Sunday Telegraph
Heylin traces Springssteen's development from the bars of the Jersey Shore to the stadiums of the world in compelling fashion. - Catholic Herald
Clinton Heylin is the most distinguished writer on Bob Dylan in the world.
He is the author of Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades - take two and Bob Dylan Day by Day. He has also written on all aspects of popular culture, including The Act You've Known For All These Years: A Year in the Life of Sgt. Pepper and Friends, Despite the System: Orson Welles versus the Hollywood Studios and Babylon's Burning: From Punk to Grunge.
He lives in Somerset.