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Tournament of Rock – Legends: Bruce Springsteen vs The Who

Welcome back to the Scholars & Rogues quest for the greatest band of all time. Let the Sweet 16 commence. It’s now one-on-one, and our first head-to-head features two of the most dynamic bands – both in the studio and in concert – in history. Your contestants:

#2 Bruce Springsteen/E Street Band: Listen #3 The Who: Listen

Polls close tomorrow morning.

<br /> <a href=”” mce_href=””>Which band/artist deserves to advance in the Tournament of Rock: Legends?</a><span style=”font-size:9px;” mce_style=”font-size:9px;”>(<a href=”” mce_href=””>opinion</a>)</span><br />

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  1. I went with The Boss, as I always will. The guy’s the unofficial poet laureate of my native New Jersey (the only person in the discussion, IMO, is Walt Whitman), and he’s among the top lyric writers of the Tournament of Rock era. BruuuUUUUUUUUUUCE!

  2. Poet? Please. Great storyteller and lyricist, yes. But hardly a poet.

    Oh, wait – this is Jersey we’re talking about? Never mind…. 🙂

  3. Hey, we got Snarfs and Deli Zone. They may not be NYC deli sandwiches, but they’re both darn good.

    As far as the artists go, I have to put Springsteen over the Who by a tiny amount, even though The Who (perhaps arguably) created the rock opera and epic rock like what Rush used to do ages ago. Springsteen was just too much of my youth for me to vote against him.

  4. This was easy, went with The Who. It’s actually not even close for me. Bruce can write all the “poetry” in the world, but he can’t rock the 3 chords in Baba O’Reilly like The Who can.