In future stories in this group, I intend to walk those who haven't heard Bruce much through his entire career, starting with the very first album, and covering the background and pivotal songs off each album.
I intend to focus first on RCA/BMG and Columbia releases...
Gonna Be Some Changes Made
(1st single from "Halcyon Days", 2003 - Columbia Records)
(fade in) Gonna be some changes made
man was a knife expert
kinda of a Jim Bowie type,
swaggerin', blusterin', 'coon skin
I said, "You're not serious, right?"...
Bruce and his new band, the Noisemakers, have a new studio album, the first proper Bruce-focused album of new material in 5 years, Levitate, coming out on September 15th, 2009:
The new album also marks a shift for Bruce in that he is now signed with Verve Records, Diana Krall...
White Wheeled Limousine (from "Hot House", 1995, RCA/BMG Music)
She walked into town in a long white gown
And the band played on with no one around
And the rice was gone hours ago...
And the white wheeled limousine's standing alone...
Well, they met at the...
Like many who have heard or seen the "other" Bruce (the other being the Boss, Bruce Springsteen), I first heard and saw Bruce Hornsby, not on the radio, but on television, on MuchMusic, the Canadian equivalent of TV on a weekday night in the early...
The Red Plains
(from "The Way It Is", RCA/BMG, 1987)
Four walls I built one winter
She came to share my name
For years we lived as lovers on the open plains
Far off the heat wave shimmers
Pipelines and the gasoline
One day it all came running like a...