Stereo Story: first time I heard State Trooper

Vin Maskell recalls the first time he heard Springsteen’s State Trooper, from the Nebraska album…

Five songs in and I was wrung out. I didn’t catch all the lyrics that first time around but I got the gist of things. No light, no shade on this album. Then the sixth song began, with its guitar line pulsating like a fresh bruise…

Visit our partner site Stereo Stories to listen to and read this story, narrated by Vin and accompanied by  local musician Jack Gamski.


  1. great story about a great song. another HSC album.

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