Steven Van Zandt Told Bruce Born To Run Sucked
Steven Van Zandt has revealed that when Bruce Springsteen was recording the legendary 1975 album Born to Run, he told the Boss that the album-in-the-making was no good.
Speaking in Bruce Springsteen – The Ultimate Music Guide, a new publication from Uncut magazine,the guitarist said, “All I did on Born to Run were the horns on ’10th Avenue Freeze-Out.’ I was just in the studio, hanging around. He said, ‘What do you think?’ and I said, ‘I think it sucks.’”
Van Zandt added that Springsteen then challenged him to get more involved in the album and take a stab at it himself.
“He said, ‘Well, go f—ing fix it, then,’” Van Zandt recalled. “So I went and fixed it.”
Born to Run went on to be one of Springsteen’s most successful albums.