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Popping Back : Fans Fume, Others Cheer Bruce Blast

March 22, 1987

In the Popping Off column in the March 15 Calendar, Kristine McKenna aired her negative views on the Bruce Springsteen phenomenon. Here's a sample of the heavy reader response, which ran roughly 60% to 40% against McKenna's opinion.

Bravo to McKenna's succinct and eloquent case against the Boss.

Her evaluation of the Boss' music is particularly accurate and amusing, and I'm amazed at some writers' simpering and fawning adoration of such obvious and trite blue-collar hype from the Boss-machine.

Harmony Park Ballroom was way better than "Brooce!"

JOHN WALZ

Hawthorne

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