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Surely we could use a Bruce thread. First up, some interesting tidbits from a recent Max Weinberg interview in Rolling Stone...

Weinberg did reveal that the rumored full-band recording of Springsteen's 1982 acoustic disc Nebraska does exist. "The E Street Band actually did record all of Nebraska and it was killing," Weinberg says. "It was all very hard-edged. As great as it was, it wasn't what Bruce wanted to release. There is a full band Nebraska album, all of those songs are in the can somewhere." He also confirmed that a Darkness on the Edge of Town reissue is in the works. "I don't really exactly know what the stage of thinking is relating to that project seeing the light of day," he says. "But it would certainly be a wonderful thing to come out. A lot it was captured on film. There was always a guy in the studio with a little hand-held camera. If that does make the light of day, it would be something I would heartily endorse."

There's also been a long-standing rumor that Springsteen is preparing another box set of unheard studio recordings — another project Weinberg says he could get behind. "For Born in the U.S.A. there were 65 or 70 songs recorded," he says. "There was a song, I'm not even sure what the title ended up to be, but in rehearsal it was called 'White Lies.' I hope that makes the light of day."


I'd kill to hear that Electric Nebraska but I'm not sold on Tracks II (or whatever they'd call it). The first Tracks had some really good stuff but IMO some of the stuff was pretty weak. I don't doubt that there's probably a few good unreleased nuggets out there, but I don't know if there's enough good stuff for another box set.
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Agreed, would love to hear electric Nebraska. I've downloaded a ton of outtakes and such that I've never even gotten around to converting to audio, so for all I know I may already have such a beast. Will have to dig through the piles and piles to see

I liked Tracks a lot, I made a mix-disc for the car that is absolutely killer, and could have easily made another.
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Saw Bruce on the Tunnel of Love Tour in 1988. 14 years old. Saw him on is Human Touch/Lucky Town tour in 1992.
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Just saw him last April at the Boston Garden, The big man was pimping beautifully!!! Fun show, the took request and did "Sedated" by the Ramones. It was fckn aweseom!!!

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The Black Canary wrote:Just saw him last April at the Boston Garden, The big man was pimping beautifully!!! Fun show, the took request and did "Sedated" by the Ramones. It was fckn aweseom!!!


I was there (both nites), BC. Can't believe u didn't come by and say hello.
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oh man, Neb is my fave Bruce album. Would love to hear the electric tracks.
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1975; I am in 7th grade and my dad reads both Time and Newsweek and what is this? Who is this cool looking dude with a guitar on the cover of the old man's boring news magazines? First time I ever heard of the Boss and I remember reading both articles beginning to end.

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Fool No Where wrote:oh man, Neb is my fave Bruce album. Would love to hear the electric tracks.


Agreed. Doubtful I'd like it more than the original, but I'm very interested in hearing it. I'd love some full band versions of Killers and Stars too.
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Had the iPod Shuffle while out for a run an hour ago. Up came Backstreets from the Cleveland Agora show in August 1978. That's the Summertime Bruce show that opens with Summertime Blues. That version of Backstreets is just stunning with the Sad Eyes interlude (lyrics below). God do I love all those '78 bootlegs, with the great extended versions of Prove it All Night, She's the One and the "Peace, love, justice and no mercy" intro to Thunder Road. Where's the Rev or BTB? They'll back me up on this. If anyone wants some mp3's or entire shows, just send me a PM and I'll hook you up. Anyway, here's the version of Backstreets...

One soft infested summer me and Terry became friends
Trying in vain to breathe the fire we was born in
Catching rides to the outskirts, tying faith between our teeth
Sleeping in that old abandoned beach house, getting wasted in the heat
And hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
With a love so hard and filled with defeat, say!
Running for our lives at night on them backstreets

Slow dancing in the dark on the beach at Stockton's Wing
Where desperate lovers park we sat with the last of the Duke Street Kings
Huddled in our cars waiting for the bells that ring
In the deep heart of the night that set us loose from everything
To go running on the backstreets, running on them backstreets
We swore we'd live forever
On the backstreets we'd take it together

Endless juke joints and Valentino drag
Where dancers scraped the tears up off the streets dressed down in rags
Running into the darkness, some hurt bad some really dying
At night sometimes it seemed you could hear that whole damn city crying
Blame it on the lies that killed us, on the truth that ran us down
Blame it all on me Terry, it don't matter to me now
When the breakdown hit at midnight there was nothing left to say
I hate him and I hated you when you went away
Whoah

Now laying here in the dark, you're like an angel on my chest
Just another tramp of hearts crying tears of faithlessness
Remember all the movies, Terry, we'd go see
Trying to learn how to walk like the heroes ee thought we had to be
And after all this time to find we're just like all the rest
Stranded in the park and forced to confess
To hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
We swore forever friends
On the backstreets until the end

Hello, baby
My, it's good to have
It's good to have you back again
And you're still looking fine
And honey, I remember you
Baby, I remember you
Standing on the corner of Richmond Avenue
With your hair up high
And that cradle look in your eye
That every boy that was passing you by
Baby's looking fine
Baby's looking fine
And I swore, back then I swore
That I would drive all night
Any time any place
I'd drive all night
Any time any place
I'd drive all night
Any time any place
Just to buy you some shoes
And to taste your tender charms
To have you hold me in your arms
Baby, for just one kiss
And a look from your sad eyes
You had such lonely sad eyes
You had such lonely sad eyes
I remember how they cried
All night long
Baby how they cried
All night long
I remember how they cried
All night long
I remember how they cried
Oh, they cried
And me, I was your fool
I thought somehow that I could stop
All of your crying
I thought I could stop
Little girl, your crying
I thought I could stop
Little girl, your crying
I thought I could stop
Little girl, your crying
But I didn't know
Only you knew
That baby'd been lying
Baby'd been lying
Little girl, you'd been lying
You were so young
And you could tell such pretty lies
You were so young
And you could tell such pretty lies
But I can't cry for you anymore
Little girl, I can't cry for you anymore
I can't cry for you anymore
And now you're back
And now you're back
Well baby, I'm back too
And I've been out
And I've been seeing some things
About me
About you
And little girl, you've got to stop
Baby, you've got to stop
Whoah, we've got to stop
Little girl, we've got to stop
Baby, you've got to stop
Little girl, we've got to stop
Baby, we've got to stop
Stop!
Stop!
Stop!
Stop!
Stop!
Stop!
Stop!
Stop!

Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
Hiding on the backstreets, hiding on the backstreets
It's alright
We'll go hiding on the backstreets tonight
On the backstreets, on the backstreets
On the backstreets, on the backstreets
On the backstreets, on the backstreets
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I've been late to the Boss train, but it had me in its tracks recently...and floored me. I've been blasting him on the stereo pretty consistently for the past couple of months. This morning I used Emusic credits and got the Hammersmith Odeon live show. Wow. Listening right now...this is my first time through and it is great...old roommate of mine is from Jersey and got me into him. One of the artists/bands I haven't seen yet and that needs to be rectified.

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any of ya'll that are interested in bootlegs/outtakes/demos, whatever, this is the place to go
http://btxmp3index.freeforums.org/index.php
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Clams wrote:God do I love all those '78 bootlegs...


Those 78 boots are great. I think that Cle show is the best but
I don't think I've heard the Fox theater (Atl) show.
I've been listening to a lot of the btr/chicken scratch era boots.
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First Bruce show: December '75, Music Hall (now Wang Ctr), Boston MA

Probable greatest Bruce show: March '77, Music Hall, Boston MA - I've written about this show b4, on the 9b board, but the only shows i've ever seen that come close are a couple of other Bruce shows and the "Easter Miracle" DBT show in Boston a few yrs ago. Clams, that was the first time I heard the version of "Backstreets" that you're talking about, and it may be the single greatest concert moment of my life. Just staggering. Not too far from life altering. Certainly led to me spending thousands upon thousands of dollars on Bruce over the following years LOL. Eventually finding a bootleg w/ that version of the song on it was one of my great musical "finds" (remember the world used to be a lot different than it is now as far as all that stuff goes).

Don't have access to all my music at the moment, but the most legendary show of that '78 period is probably the September show from Passaic NJ broadcast on WNEW-FM in NYC and a number of other east coast stations. I forget the name of the boot, but can look it up when i get home. Unfortunately, i was only a radio listener for that show but i still remember exactly where I was, who i was with, etc. Just incredible, and that was merely on the radio!

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dime in the gutter wrote:darkness
nebraska
greetings
born to run
innocent
the river
devils and dust
tom joad
magic
rising


nearly impossible to do.

nebraska
born to run /the river (* context is everything from time to time)
darkness
greetings/ innocent
tunnel of love
magic/ devils and dust
rising
lucky town

* edited to add tunnel of love, can't believe i forgot it

really though, i could listen to any of these albums,a t any time, and be completely happy to do so .
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so we're doing lists now? 8-)

studio only:
1. Born to Run
2. Darkness on the Edge of Town
3. Nebraska
4. The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle
5. The River
6. Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.
7. Born in the USA
8. Tunnel of Love
9. Magic
10. The Ghost of Tom Joad
11. The Seeger Sessions
12. Devils & Dust
13. The Rising
14. Lucky Town
15. Human Touch
16. Working on a Dream

live albums:
1. Hammersmith Odeon, London '75
2. Live/1975-85
3. Live in New York City
4. In Concert: MTV Plugged
5. Live in Dublin (with The Sessions Band)

haven't heard the last two in ages though...I'm thinking that I'll like Live in Dublin a lot more nowadays.
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shuffle wrote:so we're doing lists now? 8-)

aren't we always? :lol:

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joelle wrote:
shuffle wrote:so we're doing lists now? 8-)

aren't we always? :lol:

no! uh, well, yeah, kinda...
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Born to Run ranked song-by-song:

1. Thunder Road
2. Backstreets
3. Born to Run
4. Jungleland
5. Night
6. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
7. She's The One
8. Meeting Across The River

same thing for Darkness:
1. Darkness on the Edge of Town
2. Badlands
3. Prove It All Night
4. The Promised Land
5. Racing in the Street
6. Adam Raised A Cain
7. Candy's Room
8. Something in the Night
9. Factory
10. Streets of Fire

damn, this is hard...it just feels wrong having a song like Candy's Room at #7...
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because it is mother fuckin springsteen.
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The '78 boot i was referring to above is called Piece de Resistance. It's live from the Capital Theater in Passaic NJ. Soul Crusaders is a boot from Toronto '77 and is somewhat similar to the amazing show i saw a couple of weeks later in Boston.

Born to Run has my vote as greatest rock album of all time. It's practically perfect in every way. You can argue that "Night" doesn't quite measure up to the rest of the songs, and it doesn't, but if that's the weakest song on your album, it's a pretty damn good record! I understand the criticisms that it's overdone and too calculated, but i don't buy that and never have. I suspect that a lot of that criticism is based on, ummmm, context, stuff outside the grooves and not the music itself. Very, very few albums manage to pay such obvious homage to its predecessors while still creating something fresh, new and special. And the themes are exactly what rock n roll should be about. A++
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meh, Night is great! Everyone seems to think it's the weakest song on BTR but I love it, and my vote for weakest would go to She's the One. It's still a great song though...BTR is probably my second favourite album of all time, after Exile.

I've only heard the audio to the London Calling dvd and it sounds good, because, you know, Springsteen is great live but like all his current live shows it lacks something because of the whole "stadium-ish-ness" to it all.
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Smitty wrote:
Fool No Where wrote:oh man, Neb is my fave Bruce album. Would love to hear the electric tracks.


Agreed. Doubtful I'd like it more than the original, but I'm very interested in hearing it. I'd love some full band versions of Killers and Stars too.


YES AND YES

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Jersey boy born and raised. And not a Bruce fan. Well, with the exception of Nebraska which is fantastic. I get that he's written some great songs, I get that he's charismatic and gritty and all that...or was, and I get that he's one of the top contenders for "most panties thrown at". I just can't get into that whole E Street band sound. Too many horns, too much production.

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I remember hearing Rosalita 1st. It was like Blood, Sweat & Tears had taken amphetamines. Every corpuscle in my body was vibrating. I knew he would be huge before Rolling Stone proclaimed him the next big thing (not that it was rocket science). Songs like For You (that ragged, jagged melody she still clings to me like a leach) & 4th of July (Sandy, the fireworks are hailin' over Little Eden tonight), set the stage for the brilliance that would follow. Born to Run came out and cemented Rolling Stone's no-brainer 'prophesy'. Jungleland and Backstreets and the title tune were instant classics. Thunder Road might just be the greatest Rock song of all time (in a field of umpteen dozen contenders). All the chicks loved him, esp. the Jewish girls I knew. A couple of them told me that their mothers dug him too, 'coz he was Jewish (which he isn't).
The Boss exceeded even the loftiest of expectations His diverse catalog is filled with many of Rock's juiciest nuggets (and its most tender moments). He is truly one of the pillars of music (rock, or otherwise). He seems like he enjoys himself every time he goes out there. He can still bring that urgency. Thanks for standing up when they told you to sit down, Bruce.

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Slipkid42 wrote:I remember hearing Rosalita 1st. It was like Blood, Sweat & Tears had taken amphetamines. Every corpuscle in my body was vibrating. I knew he would be huge before Rolling Stone proclaimed him the next big thing (not that it was rocket science). Songs like For You (that ragged, jagged melody she still clings to me like a leach) & 4th of July (Sandy, the fireworks are hailin' over Little Eden tonight), set the stage for the brilliance that would follow. Born to Run came out and cemented Rolling Stone's no-brainer 'prophesy'. Jungleland and Backstreets and the title tune were instant classics. Thunder Road might just be the greatest Rock song of all time (in a field of umpteen dozen contenders). All the chicks loved him, esp. the Jewish girls I knew. A couple of them told me that their mothers dug him too, 'coz he was Jewish (which he isn't).
The Boss exceeded even the loftiest of expectations His diverse catalog is filled with many of Rock's juiciest nuggets (and its most tender moments). He is truly one of the pillars of music (rock, or otherwise). He seems like he enjoys himself every time he goes out there. He can still bring that urgency. Thanks for standing up when they told you to sit down, Bruce.


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I don't have the DVD but I did see a show on Palladium where they showed highlights of all the bands at that Hyde Park festival. I think I saw Jungleland and one or two others. It was good but everything about the concert was just too "big." The stage was huge, with stairs and risers, etc. To me, there's just no intimacy when the band members are playing their instruments 50 yards apart and the front row is 10 or 15 yards from the stage. I love Bruce as much as anyone, but that dvd just isn't for me.
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You might want to try the Born to Run anny edition reissue w/ the London Hammersmith show included. Quite the opposite to what you're describing.
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Slipkid42 wrote:I remember hearing Rosalita 1st. It was like Blood, Sweat & Tears had taken amphetamines. Every corpuscle in my body was vibrating. I knew he would be huge before Rolling Stone proclaimed him the next big thing (not that it was rocket science). Songs like For You (that ragged, jagged melody she still clings to me like a leach) & 4th of July (Sandy, the fireworks are hailin' over Little Eden tonight), set the stage for the brilliance that would follow. Born to Run came out and cemented Rolling Stone's no-brainer 'prophesy'. Jungleland and Backstreets and the title tune were instant classics. Thunder Road might just be the greatest Rock song of all time (in a field of umpteen dozen contenders). All the chicks loved him, esp. the Jewish girls I knew. A couple of them told me that their mothers dug him too, 'coz he was Jewish (which he isn't).
The Boss exceeded even the loftiest of expectations His diverse catalog is filled with many of Rock's juiciest nuggets (and its most tender moments). He is truly one of the pillars of music (rock, or otherwise). He seems like he enjoys himself every time he goes out there. He can still bring that urgency. Thanks for standing up when they told you to sit down, Bruce.



BTW - that thing about the jewish girls... so true.
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