Promptly after finishing work on his latest album, Bruce Springsteen announced a new ground breaking project to be recorded with European Footballer and all around attractive guy with the proper amount of facial stubble, David Beckham.
Closet fans of each other's work and champions for the "scruffy look on both sides of the pond, albeit with one preferring leather jackets and the other in Prada, Springsteen and Beckham still make for an unlikely pair on a musical project. "That is until you hear their early tracks", says Las Vegas recording engineer, Don Kashayne. "The beats are fat, and the classical music drop ins make for a unique and tragically hip sound, man".
Reportedly blending Beckham's music preferences for Techno Pop and Opera, with Springsteen's roots in boroughs of New York, the new musical genre is tentatively labeled as "Flatbush Techno-Popera". "It's sort of a rock and roll classic core, with operatic sound bites tossed in during the hook, all grounded by the deep bass beats of David's foot kicking a ball as hard as he can. It's simply amazing. There are no words", said Kashayne wiping a tear from the corner of his left eye.
Indeed, Beckham's foot proves to be an impressive musical instrument, generating a deep bass thrust more powerful than most sub-woofers can handle. "Now imagine that happening twice a second for the duration of a single song", says Kashayne. "Beckham's foot kicks ass, in a manner of speaking".
Special rigging was required to have approximately 400 balls ready for kicking in the recording studio, for each song, and several takes were often required. "Yeah, a few balls ricocheted back towards drum kits and musicians. Musical dodge ball. It was intense, but so are the recordings".
Critics have yet to review any of the early works, but with Springsteen and Beckham's names attached to the project, respectable sales volumes are assured. Perhaps ready for a summer 2012 release, producers are toying with the cover name; "Boss and Becks Rockera Roll".