Bruce Springsteen Early 70's
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#1
THE SAINT, THE INCIDENT & THE MAIN POINT SHUFFLE - The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA. 2/2/75 (2 CDRs)
An early Bruce S. show. Hot long songs
Broadcast on WMMR radio in Philadelphia, PA. Bruce is introduced by Ed Sciaky to start the broadcast. Suki Lahav played violin and added backing vocals on several tracks during this period, most notably Incident on 57th Street. In fact, this may be the definitive version of Incident on 57th Street. This was probably one of the best shows of the period, certiainly one of the longest. Another note about Incident is that during the closing bars of the song a police siren can be heard, which is very fitting, no matter whether it was intentional by Bruce or not. This was the premiere of Thunder Road, actually called Wings For Wheels at this time, as well as Back In The USA and Mountain Of Love.
Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A
Flaws: Sound Wavers a bit but quality is good.
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
 

Info below from Bruceleg's site:
Label:  Great Dane Records  Format: 2CD
Catalog # GDR9012 Source: Radio Broadcast
Total Time 150:58 Sound: 9.1/134
Date February 5, 1975 Performance: 9.6/134
Location The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania  Overall: 9.5/134
Disc 1: (75:32)

   1.Incident On 57th Street (10:40) 
   2.Mountain Of Love (3:22) 
   3.Born To Run (4:47) 
   4.The E Street Shuffle (12:58) 
   5.Wings For Wheels (6:55) - aka "Thunder Road" 
   6.I Want You (6:29) 
   7.Spirit In The Night (6:22) 
   8.She's The One (6:32) 
   9.Growin' Up (3:26) 
  10.It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City (3:58) 
  11.Jungleland (10:03) 

Disc 2: (75:26)

   1.Kitty's Back (11:44) 
   2.New York City Serenade (19:56) 
   3.Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (12:35) 
   4.4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (6:46) 
   5.A Love So Fine (9:05) 
   6.For You (8:25) 
   7.Back In The U.S.A. (6:55) 
 
 
 
 

Notes:
     This show was broadcast live on WMMR-FM, Philadelphia, PA
     w/ Suki Lahav on violin
     Date listed on packaging is wrong

#2
THUNDERCRACK - The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA. 4/24/73 (1 CDR)
Very Early Bruce. Some real jems here
FM Broadcast. Broadcast on WMMR radio in Philadelphia, PA, this show highlights some of Bruce's early stories, including the hilarious draft avoidance story and the Ducky Slattery's "Wanna buy a duck?" story.
Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A-
Flaws: None, Sounds like old radio analog recording but very listenable.
Kahuna's Rating:****
 

Info below from Bruceleg's site:
Label: Great Dane Records Format: 1CD
Catalog #: GDR8916 Source: Radio Broadcast
Total Time: 51:59 Sound: 7.3/26
Date: April 24, 1973 Performance: 8.6/26
Location: The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania Overall: 7.6/26

  • New York City Song (7:01) - aka "New York City Serenade"
  • Circus Song (5:10) - aka "Wild Billy's Circus Story"
  • Spirit In The Night (5:08)
  • Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street? (6:29)
  • Santa Ana (7:58)
  • Tokyo (And The Band Played) (7:13)

  •   Thundercrack (12:57)

    #3
    YOU MEAN SO MUCH TO ME - Kent State University, Kent 1/19/74 (2 CDRs)
    More early Bruce with jamming full band
    Soundboard sourced. This was the premier of Incident On 57th Street. The extended jam on Walking the Dog was also a highlight of this period. Available on the CD "You Mean So Much To Me" (GDR), one of the first outstanding boot CDs to surface back in 1990."
    Boot CD>CDR
    Sound: A
    Flaws: Sound Wavers a bit but quality is good.
    Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
     
    Info below from Bruceleg's site:
    Label: Great Dane Records Format: 1CD plus CD EP in cardboard sleeve
    Catalog #: GDR8901 Source: Soundboard
    Total Time: 82:12 Sound: 8.6/89
    Date: January 19, 1974 Performance: 8.9/88
    Location: Kent State University, Kent, Ohio Overall: 8.8/90

    Disc 1: (66:36)

    1. Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street? (4:04)
    2. Walkin' The Dog (9:13)
    3. Incident On 57th Street (7:44)
    4. Kitty's Back (9:53)
    5. Thundercrack (11:51)
    6. You Mean So Much To Me (9:50)
    7. Growin' Up (3:02)
    8. Blinded By The Light (10:59)

    Disc 2: (15:36)

    1. Let The Four Winds Blow (6:43)

    2. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (8:53)
    #4
    LIVE AT THE BOTTOM LINE - The Bottom Line, NYC. 8/15/75 (2 CDRs)
    FM Broadcast. Broadcast on WNEW in New York, NY, this show possibly represents the beginning of modern Bruce. Bruce had just completed the marathon recording sessions for Born to Run and the tour was ready to start. After a few warm-up gigs, the band hit the Big Apple and began their quest for super-stardom. Unfortunately, the hype started here as well, which culminated in the simultaneous cover stories on Newsweek and Time in October 1975. This show can be nominated as being on the best ever. The radio broadcast led to one of the first vinyl bootlegs back in 1976 called "The Great White Boss" (an allusion to the first bootleg ever, "The Great White Hope" of early Dylan demos). The show was later released on the CD "Live at The Bottom Line" (Great Dane).
    Boot CD>CDR
    Sound: A
    Flaws: Sound Wavers a bit but quality is good.
    Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
     
    Info below from Bruceleg's site:
    Label: Great Dane Records Format: 2CD
    Catalog #: GDR8907/1 Source: Radio Broadcast
    Total Time: 105:50 Sound: 7.3/68
    Date: August 15, 1975 Performance: 9.1/68
    Location: The Bottom Line, New York City, New York Overall: 8.2/68

    Disc 1: (49:39)

    1. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (3:50)
    2. Spirit In The Night (7:14)
    3. Then She Kissed Me (3:15)
    4. Growin' Up (3:21)
    5. It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City (4:24)
    6. The E Street Shuffle (19:08)
    7. When You Walk In The Room (3:38)
    8. She's The One (4:49)

    Disc 2: (56:11)

    1. Born To Run (5:12)
    2. Thunder Road (9:48)
    3. Kitty's Back (18:40)
    4. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (11:58)
    5. 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (6:17)
    6. Quarter To Three (4:16)
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