Friday, June 15, 2012

FRIDAY LIVE: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Sept. 19, 1978, Passaic, N.J.

In honor of Father's Day, here's a special performance by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.

It includes an early version of "Independence Day," the greatest song ever about father/son relationships.

Culled from a radio broadcast of a Jersey show in Passaic, this show might just be the best representation of the group's classic 1978 Darkness Tour.

My dad and mom, Springsteen fans living in Hershey, Pa., at the time, might've been at this concert.

But they were home taking care of their baby boy.

Artist: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Date: Sept. 19, 1978
Location: Passaic, N.J.
Lineup: Bruce Springsteen (lead and backing vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano), Roy Bittan (piano, keyboards, backing vocals), Clarence Clemons (tenor, baritone and soprano saxophones, backing vocals, percussion), Danny Federici  (organ, piano, accordion, glockenspiel, backing vocals), Garry Tallent (bass, backing vocals, percussion), Steven Van Zandt (guitar, backing vocals), Max Weinberg (drums, backing vocals).
Setlist: 1. Intro
2. Badlands
3. Streets Of Fire
4. Spirit In The Night
5. Darkness On The Edge Of Town
6. Independence Day
7. The Promised Land
8. Prove It All Night
9. Racing In The Street
10. Thunder Road
11. Meeting Across The River
12. Jungleland
13. Kitty's Back
14. Fire
15. Candy's Room
16. Because The Night
17. Point Blank
18. Not Fade Away
19. She's The One
20. Backstreets
21. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
22. 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
23. Born To Run
24. 10th Avenue Freeze-Out
25. Detroit Medley
26. Raise Your Hand
27. Good Rockin' Tonight
28. It's My Life
29. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
30. High School Confidential
31. Sweet Little Sixteen
32. The Fever
33. Incident On 57th Street
34. For You
35. It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City

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—Photo from this Facebook page dedicated to the Sept. 19, 1978 Springsteen show.

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