This is one of my favorite Springsteen songs and I have loved it ever since buying the 7` single as a kid just for this song in late 1984.
But it has always bothered me a little that the recording is in mono and mono recordings is ...at least to me...hard to enjoy while listening when using headphones.
The DITD single back in the 80s is always marked as stereo recording on both sides but thats just likely because the label makers took for granted that all songs in the 80s is stereo and so was this one.
Only japan got it right and they wrote MONO on the label as picture below shows.
A few friends of mine who is also Bruce fans isnt bothered about it beeing in mono so its probably just me.
They hear the big difference when listening with headphones and compares any of the BITU album tracks vs this one but they are ok with it,so they say.