“[When I wrote the song] I started to get into this sort of post-apocalyptic idea. The idea of these travellers in the wasteland, and what’s the guy trying to do? He’s trying to hold onto their humanness, their humanity in all of this ruin. That was the idea. That’s who this guy is, the guy who is hunting out remnants of what makes the spirit.” – Bruce Springsteen in Rolling Stone Magazine, March 2014
Well buddy when I die throw my body in the back
And drive me to the junkyard in my Cadillac
(Bruce Springsteen, “Cadillac Ranch”)
Stanley Marsh, creator of the famous Cadillac Ranch located in Amarillo, TX, passed away this week at 76.
The Cadillac Ranch is a row of 10 graffiti-splattered cars buried in the ground along Interstate 40 west of Amarillo. The installation was build by art group Ant Farm in 1974. Bruce Springsteen wrote in 1980 the song “Cadillac Ranch”, and visited the site.