Can You Pass the BruceTest™ Vol. 3 – The 1980s?

by Peter Wendel
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The third installment of the BruceTest™ focuses on the Boss in the 1980s – a decade that brought Springsteen huge commercial success but was not without its weighty personal challenges (without giving too much away).

You will be asked to identify songs from Bruce’s 1980’s catalog both E Street collaborations and solo work – from the double-album masterpiece, The River, to his 1987 LP, Tunnel Of Love (and everything in between).

BruceTest™ Vol. 3 – The 1980s

The third BruceTest™ focuses primarily on identifying songs from Springsteen’s 1980’s catalog – from audio containing only a few isolated notes/chords or a (partial) solo. You will need to be intimately familiar with both his solo work and his E Street collaborations from the ’80s. Good luck, ladies and gents, and remember the point of all this is to have a little fun!


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Peter Wendel is a journalist and PR consultant. He's attended hundreds of concerts and festivals, including the Peach, Mountain Jam, the All Good and Lockn'. He's ridden legendary Grateful Dead runs from Ventura County Fairgrounds to Irvine Meadows (CA) from the Nassau Coliseum (NY) to the Boston Garden (MA). Peter is a former U.S. Marine who – after running into trouble with every last one of his commanding officers – received an honorable discharge and a direct order never to return. Born in California and raised in New Jersey, Peter lived in Boston and Joshua Tree (CA) before settling in the nation's capital. Find him on tour at