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Happy Independence Day to the Nation.
Solid stuff here.
(been holding onto this post for a bit. started before the man himself passed away, but only made all the more awesome since. definitely a worthy tribute.)
Okay, so I came across this from one of those "You'll Never Believe What Happens Next!!!!!!!11111!!!11" posts, and though I wasn't rendered "speechless", I thought it was pretty cool. Bruce and the boys take an unfamiliar song request from the audience (a very large one, mind you), spend a couple minutes hammering out the specifics, then proceed to play it in front of a crowded stadium. Well played, Bruce.
7 Jul 2013
My first exposure to this one wasn't Patti Smith, or even The Boss ... It was the 10,000 Maniacs rendition played constantly on "alt radio" in the mid-90's. I think I like this version best.
Here's a little treat for your Friday. Bruce showed up on the streets of Copenhagen for a little bit of busking.
I was the king of the alley, mama
I could talk some trash
Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1975.
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