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The Australian Bruce Cockburn Pages
Gavin Mudd's fan site includes local releases, past tour information and guitar tabs.
Bruce Cockburn -- With a Twist
Misheard and rewritten lyrics to Bruce Cockburn songs.
Bruce Cockburn - Muffy's site
Bruce Cockburn fan site -highlights include articles/interviews and links to concert date sites
European Bruce Cockburn Home Page
Bruce tour dates and information from a euro perspective. Also includes a lyric search engine.
Frank Brusca's Bruce Cockburn Pages
Includes works by Bruce (albums, singles, guest appearances, covers and unreleased songs), online CD store, concert information, Bruce-friendly radio stations, sheet music and tablatures.
Gavin's Woodpile
Newsletter for the latest Bruce Cockburn tour dates and interviews.
Amazon offers Stealing Fire (Audio CD),07 October, 2003
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Kick at the Darkness Till It Bleeds Daylight / 5
How many artists do you know that U2 quotes in their songs? That line, from Cockburn's "Lovers In A Dangerous Time," eventually made its way into the U2 canon ("God Pt 2"). But it belongs to Cockburn, and is on this, his most perfectly politically charged album. The song "Nicaragua" sounded close enough to sympathizing with the rebels that it even found Cockburn under fire from the Reagan Administration. But it was the naked fury of "If I Had A Rocket Launcher" that drives the point home. The frustration and helplessness fueling the rage that would make a person declare "if I had a rocket launcher, some sonofab*#ch would die" is universal, and it gave Cockburn one of his best known songs.

The compositions on "Stealing Fire" were inspired by Cockburn's fact finding trek with OXFAM through Mexico and Latin America, and they put the face on the political turmoil of the region at that time. "Peggy's Kitchen Wall" nakedly shows the true scope of what warring governments would rather have you not see, and "Sahara Gold" paints a shimmering portrait of the region. Cockburn's always had a fine eye for detail, and that shows in both "Gold" and in "Dust and Diesel" (the original album closer).

In 1984, only Peter Gabriel and U2 were making statements as grand as Cockburn's "Stealing Fire," and outside of The Clash, there has never been an anti-war statement as anger-filled as "Rocket Launcher." Twenty years later, "Stealing Fire" still burns with the sound of the truth.

(PS - the bonus tracks, after the graceful mix of the original album, sound forced and didactic. Once again, proof that some unreleased songs should stay that way.)

Song "Dust And Diesel"
Battered buses jammed up to the roof Dust and diesel the prevailing themes Farmer sleeping on the truck in front Feet trailing over like he's trolling for dreams Smiling girl directing traffic flow .45 strapped over cotton print dress Marimba-brown and graceful limbs Give me a moment of loneliness

Dust and diesel Rise like incense from the road Smoke of offering For the revolution morning

Headlights pick out fallen sack of corn One lone tarantula standing guard We pull up and stop and she ambles off Discretion much the better part of cars Rodrigo the government driver jumps out He's got chickens who can use the feed We sweep the asphalt on our hands and knees Fill up his trunk with dusty yellow seeds

Dust and diesel Rise like incense from the road Smoke of offering For the revolution morning

Guitars and rifles in blue moonlight Soldiers stretched out on sparkling grass Engine broke down -- they took us in now we make music for the time to pass Tired men and women raise their voice to the night Hope the fragile bloom they've grown will last Pride and passion and love and fear Burning hearts burning boats of the past

Dust and diesel Rise like incense from the road Smoke of offering For the revolution morning

Bruce Cockburn Pages: Articles & Interviews
Below is a list of interviews, reviews, newspaper and magazine articles ... Cockburn, Bruce. Personal reflection on the USC (Unitarian Service Committee). ...
Bruce Cockburn : Bruce Cockburn (Canada) - Listen, Review and Buy ...
Bruce Cockburn (Canada) reviews and sound clips on the ARTISTdirect Network.,,2772025,00.html
Yahoo! News Search Results for band "Bruce Cockburn"

Music fest paying off its debts (Birmingham News)
City Stages has raised about $750,000 of the $1 million it needs to pay off its debts and get on a firm financial footing, Marketing Director Guy McCullough said Thursday.
Rhythm: Coming Attractions (Wisconsin State Journal)
The coming attractions list is reserved for concerts and events as space allows . Go to for ticket information on many shows listed.
?Tangled Roots? to entertain (Cloquet Journal)
Called the hardest drivin?est bluegrass band this side of Tennessee, ?Tangled Roots? will be coming from Minneapolis to Moose Lake on Friday, Feb. 23, for a concert at the Moose Lake Schools Auditorium, 413 Birch Avenue, starting at 8 p.m.
Voice of God (Seattle Weekly)
The rise, fall, and 'groovy church' resurrection of the Seahawks' P.A. announcer, Pastor Randy Rowland.
Ten Songs (Fox 12 Oregon)
Before the invention of the Internet, office workers had to waste time with much more low-tech approaches. Asking co-workers questions such as "Which one celebrity would you sleep with if you had the chance?" could waste hours of otherwise productive time.
Think spring with upcoming concerts (The Capital Times)
The rap on 2006 was that it was not a great year for live music in Madison. While there were highlights here and there (the Fray's Orpheum show sold out with lightning speed), other shows struggled to fill seats. Madison ended the year down one major music venue (Club Majestic).

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