Full disclosure, I am not a huge Springsteen fan (I only know that hits and whenever I try to listen to a whole album his voice starts to annoy me.) As I now reside in NJ, I have to keep this a deep, dark secret. I really need to give it another chance since all the cool kids are like "his hits aren't even his best songs." Someday, I shall tackle Springsteen's entire catalogue but for now I shall enjoy Thunder Road and Glory Days to my heart's content.
via BruceSpringsteen.net where there are also perfomances and interviews of other bands (Ted Leo, The Bouncing Souls, etc) talking about The Boss' influence on them.