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  1. Looks like they were at the Dune Grass Cafe in Bay Head, seeing the menu Bruce is holding. Look at the Google street view pics, you can almost see where they may have been sitting.
  2. Only going to mention the ones that step right up and grab me Wild and Innocent-Zero and Blind Terry BTR-Linda Let me Be the One Darkness-Dont Look Back The River-Little White Lies The River-Be True Born in the USA- Protection, Wages of Sin, Brothers Under the Bridges Tunnel- Lucky Man
  3. Studio outtake wise, we have a couple different variations. The version on the old E Ticket bootleg, is different enough from the released version to be an interesting listen. The studio outtake version they played on E Street Radio back in 2005 when the 30th Anniversary of Born to Run came out was interesting also, but pretty close to the released version. Still want a Springsteen version of they did for Bob Dylan, give us all the studio outtakes of all the songs for the time period 75-84. Lots of money to be made there, enough of us would be happy to pluck down mega dollars for it.
  4. Ah yes, remember it well. I was able to purchase 2 tickets when they went on sale and sure enough, find out a few days before that it was going to be a show featuring a full performance of my favorite album, The River. That is how I remember it, however maybe someone can chime in and tell me if they announced that he was going to play The River straight through when the tix went onsale in Sept, a month and a half before? Time has escaped that detail to me, but if it was known they were going to play The River when I bought the ticket, that would make even more sense to me, to make sure I was in the building that night for such a rare, at that time, occasion. I took the train in from NJ on NJ Transit, caught it out in Dover NJ, still about 20 miles from where I live out in the hinterlands of NJ. Being a Sunday, that was the station furthest west of NYC that service went to late at night, and we all know driving to NYC vs taking NJ Transit to the Port Authority, basically MSG is right there, it is the way to travel to the show. I was not attached, hooked up, married, whathave you at the time, so I had 2 tix and only one of me to go. I found a willing female partner to go, I believe off of BTX exchange, which was a good place at the time to score tickets, in my case, sell a ticket. Since I could tell she was a real fan, I only charged her face value. I believe she was a producer for a show on CNN or something like that, honestly time has faded that memory. But, a nice person to at least have sitting next to me at the show. Once the show began, I was sort of surprised he started off with Wrecking Ball, but well, it sorta worked. He was starting all all the shows in the time frame with that, and it was a good lead in. The band, or more to it, Bruce really seemed to enjoy singing Crush on You, as it was one of those goofy songs they never seemed to do anymore. The pacing of the show was good, they didnt seem to stumble on anything and the crowd was fully into it, even during the slow songs. Drive All Night seemed like Bruce really got into that one. I was at the show a couple weeks before this at the Spectrum in Oct 2009 when they opened with The Price You Pay, so that was just a teaser for this great night, Nov 8 2009, literally 11 years ago exactly. The show ended. Me and my show companion parted ways, knowing it was to be our only meeting ever, and the sprint to make it to the train on time and get back home was on. Of course, I followed this up with seeing another The River full performance on Jan 31 2016 at the Prudential Center in NJ, but that is a thread and a topic for another day!
  5. https://www.npr.org/2020/10/22/925358745/what-bruce-springsteen-lost-and-found Why did you record in the way that you did? In the studio where you're sitting now, I gather? We have this lovely studio at home now that Patti, my wife, built and designed with some help. I've recorded several albums here — Western Stars and Wrecking Ball and a few other records. I had cut a song on the record called "Janey Needs a Shooter" earlier on, for a one-off for Record Store Day. But when I listened back to it, it was the closest thing the band had ever sounded to Darkness On The Edge of Town. You know, that was because we all played together and sang at one time, and because we relied only on the instrumentation of the band and no overdubs. So I said, well, I'd be interested in making a record where we return to the template of Darkness On The Edge of Town. And so, consequently, I made no demos of the songs. I simply recorded them on my acoustic guitar into my iPhone, waited until the band got here, played in the songs on an acoustic guitar and then we went and performed the music. We hadn't recorded a full album like that ever in our lives. We've recorded certain songs like that, but never a complete album where all the vocals and everything were live, and where we relied simply on the playing instrumentation in the band as the song went by. Thats Bruce's words to NPR. Which leads me to believe that this song was NOT cut last November, as Bruce himself says, "earlier on, for a one off for Record Store Day" He certainly is NOT talking about the version from the 70"s, as Record Store Day didnt exist. With Janey not being on the Apple Documentary, I fully believe that they did NOT re record it last November, and this is the cut that was going to be used for Tracks 2.
  6. Twitter, Facebook- unless you love unnecessary drama and stress added to your daily life- no reason for either. (pick up a phone or write an email, or even a personal note with actual handwriting- all ways to communicate that have gone the way of the rotary phone). I tell anyone that is under 30- those that can verbally communicate will eventually be the leaders and bosses and managers of those who rely only on electronic means to do so. When it comes down to it, you still need leaders and leaders need to be able to speak. (God forbid a power outage, we find out quickly how useless our technology is) Nice to see you were upfront and apologized.
  7. I have to say, hearing This Hard Land, the original version, on a bootleg, had to be in the mid to late 80s, on an LP no less, was quite a thrill. I think that boot had a few other unreleased BITUSA tracks on it, and knowing this was as yet unheard treasure was really cool. Made you feel like you were a real insider then, now with everything,even boots easy to find right here from the keyboard, it isnt so special anymore to hear anything- everyone can hear it now. The internet took the fun out of hunting for bootlegs and the cache of being a super fan that you held by tracking down boots the old way, illicit record shops, "record shows" and the like, all gone now.
  8. He can join his buddy Jon Stewart and Streisand (who also vowed to move from the US in 2016 if Trump won) also and enjoy life without the liberty and freedom he has accumulated on the backs of the working class he will leave behind. No worry, none of these empty "boo hoo, the other guy won, I am moving" threats ever happen. Life is too good and comfortable for these extremely wealthy people, when you have tons of money and plenty of time to comment on those you think need saving from their own independent thought and political choices. (like supporting anything other than Democratic causes) It's too easy to say things like that and not take action, throw away lines- just mouthing the political machine he follows and supports.
  9. Remember this show well, mostly for the nearly 3 hours spent on the interior stairwells of MetLife waiting for the thunderstorm threat to go away. Storms were pretty bad that night. It did rain during the show, but as it always does, the rain made it a whole lot more loose and memorable. The birthday cake at midnight was pretty fun- and I remember the show ending in the 1:45am or so timeframe, after starting around 10:30p. Took my then 14 year old daughter to the show, and she was a trooper, standing on the floor the entire show. Bruce got pretty close to us during the crowd part of 10th Ave Freezeout, the pics I got were blurry and lost to whereever I put them on a flash drive. Got home I think about 3:30am. Didnt matter, more memories made. The ticket was $98, quite the markup of the $16 ticket face value from 1984. (the 1984 ticket would be worth $35 in 2012, so we can say that ticket inflation has far outpaced real inflation rates)
  10. Okay, my memory after 36 years was $3.50 off- here is the ticket I bought from the scalper for $60 in the Meadowlands parking lot on that hot 8/6/84 night. $16 face value- hard to believe it was that cheap for a lower level seat.
  11. Look up the history of the Goodbye Cruel World tour, even Elvis himself has distain for the album and tour. Probably the low point of EC and the Attractions, that tour. But yes, Pete Thomas is awesome, the show, shall we say, sucked. But, back to the real topic 8/6/84
  12. Look up the history of the Goodbye Cruel World tour, even Elvis himself has distain for the album and tour. Probably the low point of EC and the Attractions, that tour. But yes, Pete Thomas is awesome, the show, shall we say, sucked. But, back to the real topic 8/6/84
  13. Look up the history of the Goodbye Cruel World tour, even Elvis himself has distain for the album and tour. Probably the low point of EC and the Attractions, that tour. But yes, Pete Thomas is awesome, the show, shall we say, sucked. But, back to the real topic 8/6/84
  14. Look up the history of the Goodbye Cruel World tour, even Elvis himself has distain for the album and tour. Probably the low point of EC and the Attractions, that tour. But yes, Pete Thomas is awesome, the show, shall we say, sucked. But, back to the real topic 8/6/84
  15. Look up the history of the Goodbye Cruel World tour, even Elvis himself has distain for the album and tour. Probably the low point of EC and the Attractions, that tour. But yes, Pete Thomas is awesome, the show, shall we say, sucked. But, back to the real topic 8/6/84
  16. Look up the history of the Goodbye Cruel World tour, even Elvis himself has distain for the album and tour. Probably the low point of EC and the Attractions, that tour. But yes, Pete Thomas is awesome, the show, shall we say, sucked. But, back to the real topic 8/6/84
  17. Look up the history of the Goodbye Cruel World tour, even Elvis himself has distain for the album and tour. Probably the low point of EC and the Attractions, that tour. But yes, Pete Thomas is awesome, the show, shall we say, sucked. But, back to the real topic 8/6/84
  18. I remember it well, it was my first Springsteen show, 8/6/84. The 18 year old version of me went to the Meadowlands Arena that night, totally stoked about hearing snippets of the first night at the Arena via WNEW-FM coverage of the event. I remember getting there, and knowing that I was going to have to engage in something rather sinister (to my 18 year old mind), dealing with a SCALPER! So, after roaming around the parking lot and Arena, I eventually found a "hey buddy, do you need a ticket" type of guy. My mind remembers the ticket price was $12.50- from memory, and yes I have the ticket stub still. For the princely sum of $60, a lot to an as of yet college attending kid, I was IN! Sort of felt like an underage alcohol purchase or something more illicit, but the deed was done. My seat was on the first level, exactly across from the stage. So, even though I was totally across the Arena from Bruce, that didnt matter, my eyesight was good and my spirits high. I remember the song Trapped, not knowing what it was at the time and saying, "boy, I dont know this one, but it is good". Of course, it later came out on the USA for Africa comp a year later or so. And, having a couple songs on 75-85 live from 8/6/84 was sorta cool, you know, your first show and all. One distinct remembrance, not being able to speak above a whisper the next couple days at work after the show. I was working at a job at AT&T that was as a support person, and boy, I was really hoarse, due to singing all the songs at the show, I am sure, much to my fellow concert goers dismay. Didnt matter, I was a kid in heaven! I can say this song or that song was great, but in truth, it was all great, no lie. Another remembrance, attending an Elvis Costello concert at the Garden State Arts center a few weeks later, with a good friend. He was touring behind a horrible record of the time, Goodbye Cruel World. The show was so bad, that as my recovery after the show, on the drive home I blasted the Born in the USA cassette from my 1973 Plymouth Duster casette deck and again shredded my vocal cords, and for good measure, banged my fist on the dash enough times to crack it! (as a collector of old cars now, I would be really pissed to have a cracked dash, but that is how stuff like that happened long ago) Glad they are releasing it- I think you can guess I may pick this one up.
  19. Totally agree. Always loved this song, it is a great mood piece. Always loved the line, "Then all I hear's the clock on the dash tick-tocking", which if you are of a certain age, which alot on this forum are, know that the old analog clocks of the cars of the 60' and early 70's had springs and points in them that made that sound when they rewound themselves. It often was the only sound you would have in a car with the engine off- while you pondered your screw up or next move, usually with a member of the opposite sex! Great song.
  20. I remember the night it rained for part of the show, I honestly don't remember which night it was, but it totally sparked up Bruce and the crowd. And, it was a fairly drenching rain at that. I was fortunate enough to make 10 of 10, back when I was probably "nuts" and had a bit more money to dedicate to Bruce's fund. I always say that Bruce should have a sofa in his house with a "Paid for by Generous Contributions from..." on the back of it, as I bought him a few things with my crazy fandom. And, bootlegs then were truly available almost the next day or two after the shows, on the usual sites that most of us remember. Even lousy audience recordings, didn't matter, it was a thrill have a copy of a show you went to. I made a nice frame with all the stubs. Sadly, these days, frames like this with physical paper stubs will become a thing of the past. Glad I grew up when you could collect such things! (even though I was well into adulthood during the time of these shows, I still keep every stub from every event I go to, yes, I even print out and save the emails that have paper copies of the tickets, not the same at all anymore) PS-pardon the 2 2002 show stubs I have in this pic also, I put them in there when I made this frame up 15 years ago, it filled it out nicely. All 10 shows, I was there, cannot say I distinctly remember all of them, but remember it as a big block of time that was alot of fun.
  21. Crisis affects people mentally in many different ways. It can spur creativity (think Bob Dylan "Blood on the Tracks", Bruce's own "Tunnel Of Love" and "The Rising".) It took a full year after 9/11 for Bruce to come up with a record, part of which was in response to 9/11. Bruce lives where I do, in NJ. Currently, if you are not in the NY/NJ metro area, you cannot imagine the distress mentally this area is under. Again, stress manifests itself in different ways. Bruce may be really struggling and has nothing that he feels will represent him or express this great sorrow he is probably feeling. Give him some time, and a break, something will flow from this. And really folks, get a grip. I have been a Bruce fan probably longer than most that post. Whether he gives us a song or a release to distract ourselves from, isn't that really up to the artist to get that from within to have the product or song ready to put out there. I don't want some forced nonsense song of the moment because of external pressures. Bruce, I hope your hanging in mentally during this hard time in the NY/NJ area. When your ready, I will be here for you too.
  22. Ah, don't feel so bad about your affliction. There are many of use sickos out here. I remember when I obtained the Fade Away/Be True 45 after a couple year search for it in 1983, I made a cassette tape with back to back playings of the B Side Be True for a full 30 minute side of a 60 minute cassette. It was the quinnessential Springsteen song to me up to that moment in time. How it could NOT have been on The River was a life mystery to the 17 year old version of myself. Seemed the right thing to do at the time, and wore the grooves in nicely in my newly obtained 45.
  23. BocaJoes, what a moving tribute to your father, way too young to have left us. Being close to 55 myself now, and having a son that is 26, and him getting all the stuff I tell him about the hard parts of life, I can understand how his departure really was tough. My appreciation for you sharing. I was very lucky to have been to the opening night 99 in the Meadowlands and a couple other shows on that run. Being a long term fan, and a big collector of all things studio outtake, it was very very cool to hear Tracks tunes live, basically our bootleg treasures come to life on the live stage. Great recollections and well written.
  24. Lucky enough to score a single tix that night, much like JimCT. My favorite album- and an honor to see the first time it was played fully though. At that moment in time, even Bruce was saying that was a one off thing and would NOT be happening again. Of course, we got the 2016 River album tour, so much for "NOT" be happening. Was lucky enough to see him at Newark NJ for that 2016 show on 1/31 and later that summer, in Philadelphia in Sept 2016, where by that time, much of the River was no longer being played, but that was ok also. My only wish is that Elvis Costello, who was there for the encores on 11/7, the night before, was there on 11/8 also, but also, he was not.
  25. The Spinning Wheel tour was great! Saw one of those at the Beacon in NYC in 2011. The original debut of the spinning wheel, during the 1986 tour, was pretty cool too. I was there for one of those shows at the Broadway Theatre, actually it was the Mets/RedSox " World Series - "Bill Bucker play" night, so going to the bar in NYC after the Broadway Theatre show and seeing that unfold on TV was pretty cool. Always liked that Elvis would change it up, use different lineups. Though, much like E-Street, I prefer my EC with at least some of the original Attractions, thankfully Pete Thomas and Steve Nieve are still there, the backbones of the band.
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