Classic Album Cover- Born In The USA
The Date: June 4th 1984. The new album from The Boss is released. You’ve been waiting for hours in line. You had to leave for work after you bought it, and now it’s late at night. You put your head phones on, and drop the needle. You are listening to “Born In The USA” for the first time.
Born in the U.S.A. is the seventh studio album by American rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released on June 4, 1984. A critical and commercial triumph, it found Springsteen marking a departure in his sound. Born in the U.S.A. was the best-selling album of 1985 in the United States (and also Springsteen’s most successful album ever).
Springsteen expressed his thoughts on his riches during the 1984 Rolling Stone interview: “Yeah, there’s a change [in me]. [Being a rich man] doesn’t make living easier, but it does make certain aspects of your life easier. You don’t have to worry about rent, you can buy things for your folks and help out your friends, and you can have a good time, you know? There were moments where it was very confusing. (…) I don’t really think [money] does change you. It’s an inanimate thing, a tool, a convenience. If you’ve got to have a problem, it’s a good problem to have. (…) Money was kind of part of the dream when I started. I don’t think…I never felt like I ever played a note for the money. I think if I did, people would know, and they’d throw you out of the joint. And you’d deserve to go. But at the same time, it was a part of the dream.”