The 30 Day Song Challenge has been presented to me by my friend Beff. The month of April will be dedicated to those thirty songs.
Yesterday I mentioned the notion of a band's or artist's second record being a real indication of their depth.
In a bit of a contradiction to yesterday's point, I insist that although Bruce Springsteen's second album, "The Wild, The Innocent, And The E Street Shuffle" is not stylistically that very different from his first album, "Greetings From Asbury Park," it is still a great album that indicated he was here to stay and worthy of another listen.
That said, I think Springsteen's story-telling skills did grow between records and continues to grow throughout his career.
I like songs that tell stories, which is why Springsteen is one of my favorite artists.
In this song, Springsteen tells the story of Spanish Johnny and Puerto Rican Jane: