Thirty years on, these three albums still matter in the music world.
Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA
Brimming with self-respect and swagger, this album saw Bruce Springsteen back with a bang. It made him a certified superstar His longtime fans were delighted while Hollywood stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks were often seen backstage on the Born In The USA tour.
The album unleashed a number of tunes that would become Springsteen standards. None more potent than the album’s title track – an angry song about the Vietnam conflict – that became the unlikeliest 1980s stadium rock anthem, while the pop savvy yet cynical Dancing In The Dark stormed up the charts.
That iconic Annie Leibovitz album cover reminded the masses that the Boss had the world in his back pocket.