RTÉ will be airing a brilliant Bruce Springsteen documentary tonight
A great watch for fans of The Boss.
"I get up in the evening
And I ain't got nothing to say
I come home in the morning
I go to bed feeling the same way"
Granted, they're the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen's iconic track Dancing in the Dark, but they're equally applicable to the mindset that most people find themselves in over the festive period as the concept of days, nights, and enjoying yourself just seems to blend into one extended joyous period.
Long may that continue.
Speaking of joyous periods, now is a perfect time to be a fan of The Boss because as mentioned in our review, Springsteen on Broadway is an absolute triumph that manages to elevate his music onto a whole different level.
Since being released on Netflix, the special has really resonated with fans of the iconic rock star and in case you're unaware, there's another documentary about The Boss, Springsteen and I, available to watch via the online streaming giant too.
This being said, if you're looking for another intimate portrayal of the New Jersey legend, Bruce: In His Own Words is just the thing for you.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Nigel Cole, the 70-minute documentary, with limited interruptions, explores key moments in Bruce Springsteen‘s life that provided the influence for some of his most acclaimed songs across his extensive career.
Throughout the documentary, Bruce will explore his early years growing up in Freehold, New Jersey, recounting the seminal moments that fuelled his relentless drive to become a musician, his years as a bar band king in Asbury Park, the rise of the E Street Band and his eventual ascendancy to the top of Rock’s hierarchy.
Bruce: In His Own Words airs at 23:15 on RTÉ One on 2 January.
The documentary was aired a few years ago and it left a serious impression on those that viewed it.
Here's a taste of what's in store.
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) September 13, 2016
— BBC America (@BBCAMERICA) October 26, 2017
Just catching up on last night's Springsteen In His Own Words programme. There's no one who I've never met who I admire more.
— Blair McDougall (@blairmcdougall) December 30, 2016
The footage of @BBCAMERICA’s “Bruce Springsteen: In His Own Words” is amazing. Deep from the vaults.
— Doug Heye (@DougHeye) November 27, 2017
“Play and shut up. My business is show business. That’s the business of showing not telling” Bruce Springsteen #theboss In his own words can’t be recommended high enough #best musicians #autobiography I’ve seen
— Scott Hardisty (@damnnear121) January 30, 2018
I’m watching, quite by accident, a documentary on Bruce Springsteen. I’ve never really considered myself a fan; I’m not big into ‘blue collar rock’ or whatever you want to call it but you bet I have respect for this man now. It’s called ‘In His Own Words’. Highly recommended.
— Akiva (@akiva) November 27, 2017