10. Januar 2018 – „Springsteen On Broadway“

Bruce Springsteens zweiundsechzigster Auftritt am New Yorker Broadway.

Setlist:

Growin‘ Up
My Hometown
My Father’s House
The Wish
Thunder Road
The Promised Land
Born in the USA
10th Avenue Freeze-Out
Tougher Than the Rest (mit Patti Scialfa)
Brilliant Disguise (mit Patti Scialfa)
Long Walk Home
The Rising
Dancing in the Dark
Land of Hope and Dreams
Born to Run

Vor 22 Jahren – am 10. Januar 1996 – spielte Bruce Springsteen das 18. Konzert seiner “The Ghost of Tom Joad Tour”. Am Abend trat er im 5.000 Zuschauer fassenden “Fox Theatre” in Detroit, MI auf und begeisterte die Zuschauer nicht nur mit der Tourpremiere von “No Surrender” sondern auch mit der Weltpremiere von “Sell It And They Will Come”.

Setlist:

The Ghost of Tom Joad, Adam Raised A Cain, Straight Time, Highway 29, Darkness On The Edge Of Town, Johnny 99, Dead Man Walking, Nebraska, Sell It And They Will Come, Brothers Under The Bridge, Born In The USA, Dry Lightning, Spare Parts, The Promised Land, Youngstown, Sinaloa Cowboys, The Line, Balboa Park, Across The Border, Does This Bus Stop At 82ND Street?, This Hard Land, Streets Of Philadelphia, Galveston Bay, No Surrender, My Best Was Never Good Enough


The Ghost of Tom Joad (Album, 1995)

“Sell It And They Will Come” entstand 1995 und sollte ursprünglich auf Bruce Springsteens elftem Longplayer “The Ghost of Tom Joad” released werden. Letztendlich verzichtete man jedoch auf eine Veröffentlichung. Während der 128 Shows umfassenden “The Ghost of Tom Joad Tour” performte Springsteen den Song insgesamt 36 Mal.

Lyrics – “Sell It And They Will Come”:

I fell asleep on the couch last night, woke up with the TV on.
There was a woman in tight cotton exercise shorts
And a big plastic machine she was climbing on.
She said “The Abacycle guarantees ten inches off your waist,
And 50 pounds in just 3 minutes a day.”
I went to bed knowing the revolution had been postponed
And everything was OK.

You can buy it, you can try it, go right ahead.
But don’t be fooled folks, there’s only one.
I forget the guy’s name but I know somebody must have said
Sell it and they will come boys, sell it and they will come.

I switched the channels and there was Evel Knievel, I thought that he was dead.
I found myself sitting there quietly, hanging on every word he said.
“Now folks, the Stimulator removes all pain from your life.
And the best day of your life will be when you try this little thing out.”
The camera moved in as he said, “Now let me tell you ladies and gentlemen,
Pain is something old Evel knows a little about”

You can buy it, you can try it, that’s what I said.
But don’t be fooled folks, there’s only one.
I forget that guy’s name but I know somebody must have said
Sell it and they will come boys, sell it and they will come.

And a fellow comes on shouting “Free haircuts for life!”,
somehow you cut your hair with a vacuum cleaner.
And then I switched the channels and there was Dionne Warwick, communing with her psychic friends.
I watched for hours, taking warmth, comfort,
and pleasure in the things that I despise.
Touched by how much they needed me, and that gleeful desperation in their eyes.

You can buy it, you can try it, it’ll help you in bed.
But don’t be fooled folks, there’s only one.
I forget that guy’s name but I know somebody said
Sell it and they will come boys, sell it and they will come.

So Dionne, Cher, and all my late-night friends, I drink to your health.
And Tony Little, America’s personal trainer, please kill yourself.
Now I’ve sold a few things myself in my time, and by the way folks,
there’s some t-shirts on your way outside.
Well last night I dreamed of lipstick and tight little cotton shorts
“Harder, faster”, she breathed.
“One, two, three, four, five”
Ride, Sally ride, girl, ride Sally ride.

You can buy it, you can try it, it’ll help you in bed.
But don’t be fooled folks, there’s only one.
I forget that guy’s name but somebody said
Sell it and they will come boys, sell it and they will come

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