I’m really confused by this “revelation”.
I started being a fan in the early 70’s and have read *tons* of interviews and just about every bio there was back then.
*Never* was his father described as “abusive”.
He was a bus driver, not the sullen, angry “factory worker” of songs.
His mom was a wonderful, loving mother who coddled him.
The only ‘strife’ between father and son that was ever mentioned was his father’s pleas for Bruce to get a job.
The boy partied all night and slept on his porch roof, at friends’ houses or under the boardwalk.
He’s never had a “normal job”, not even pumping gas and that annoyed his hard working middle class dad as it would any dad but I never, ever heard of “abuse”.
If Bruce didn’t mind admitting he ‘pretended to be a queer’ for his draft board meeting, I’m sure he would have mentioned a brutal father with equal openness.
Bruce is buying into his own cult of victomology and rewriting the ‘song of his life’, IMO.