In the past, some of the songs that were the most fun, and the most entertaining and rocking, fell by the wayside because I was concerned with what I was going to say and how I was going to say it.
'Darkness on the Edge of Town' came out of a huge body of work that had tons of very happy songs.
The E Street band casts a pretty wide net. Our influences go all the way back to the early primitive garage music, and also, we've had everything in the band from jazz players to Kansas City trumpet players to Nils Lofgren, one of the great rock guitarists in the world.
And whether you're drawn to gospel music or church music or honky-tonk music, it informs your character and it informs your talent.