Mai 10 2018

9. Mai 2018 – „Springsteen On Broadway“

Bruce Springsteens einhunderteinundzwanzigster 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

Heute vor 44 Jahren – am 9. Mai 1974 – trat Bruce Springsteen als Vorband der Rhythm & Blues Gitarristin Bonnie Raitt im “Harvard Square Theater” auf. Gemeinsam mit Garry Tallent, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, David Sancious und Vinni “Mad Dog” Lopez bestritt der Boss am frühen sowie am späten Abend zwei sechzig Minuten Gigs in Cambridge, MA.

Zum ersten Mal überhaupt wurden die Musiker vom Theatersprecher als BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND angekündigt.


Harvard Square /Bild: Chensiyuan / CC BY-SA 4.0

Bruce Springsteen performte etliche Songs aus den Alben “Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ” und “The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle”. Ausserdem stimmte er den von Leon René im Jahre 1946 komponierten Song “I Sold My Heart to the Junkman” sowie den Fats Domino Klassiker “Let the four Winds blow” an. Der Titeltrack des anstehenden Erfolgsalbums “Born to Run” (1975) wurde zum zweiten Mal Live vor Publikum vorgetragen.

Setlist – erste Show:

New York City Serenade, Spirit in the Night, I Sold My Heart to the Junkman, Does this Bus Stop at 82th Street?, It’s Hard to be a Saint in the City, The E Street Shuffle, Havin’ A Party, Kitty’s Back, Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

Setlist – zweite Show:

The E Street Shuffle, New York City Serenade, Spirit in the Night, Born to Run, 4th of July Asbury Park (Sandy), It’s Hard to be a Saint in the City, Kitty’s Back, For You, Rosalita (Come Out Tonight), Let the four Winds blow, Twist and Shout

Soundboard Aufnahme der ersten Show:

Der 27jährige Musikkritiker Jon Landau besuchte die Abendshow und war begeistert. Am 22. Mai 1974 veröffentlichte er seine berühmte Konzertkritik im “The Real Paper” und schrieb:

Growing Young With Rock and Roll
But tonight there is someone I can write of the way I used to write, without reservations of any kind. Last Thursday, at the Harvard Square theatre, I saw my rock’n’roll past flash before my eyes. And I saw something else: I saw rock and roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen. And on a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the very first time. (ganzen Bericht lesen)

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Mai 9 2018

8. Mai 2018 – „Springsteen On Broadway“

Bruce Springsteens einhundertzwanzigster 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

In der vergangenen Woche wurde eine Bruce Springsteen Liveshow aus dem Jahre 1996 veröffentlicht. Auf Bruce Springsteens offizieller Homepage steht ein Konzertmitschnitt der “The Ghost of Tom Joad Tour” in der “St. Rose of Lima School” in Freehold, NJ vom 8. November 1996 zum Download bereit.


Bruce Springsteen
St. Rose of Lima School, Freehold, NJ (1996)

Tracks:

The River, Adam Raised A Cain, Straight Time, Highway 29, Darkness On The Edge of Town, Johnny 99, Mansion On The Hill, The Wish, Red Headed Woman, Two Hearts, When You’re Alone, Open All Night, Used Cars, Born In The USA, The Ghost of Tom Joad, Sinaloa Cowboys, The Line, Balboa Park, Across the Borger, Growin’ Up, This Hard Land, My Hometown, Racing In The Street, The Promised Land, In Freehold

Beschreibung:

This memorable homecoming stop on the Joad tour sees Springsteen return to Freehold and his parochial school, St. Rose of Lima. Joined by special guests Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell, Bruce reminisces and tears up the set list for nine tour debuts, including “The River,” “Two Hearts” “Racing in the Street,” a rare “When You’re Alone” and the only tour performances of “Open All Night,” “Used Cars” and “My Hometown.” The show wraps with “Freehold,” an uproarious paean penned for the occasion.

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Mai 7 2018

Little Steven in “New Jersey Hall of Fame” aufgenommen

Gestern – am 6. Mai 2018 – wurde Steven Van Zandt als offizielles Mitglied der “New Jersey Hall of Fame” aufgenommen. Die Aufnahmezeremonie fand am Abend im “Paramount Theatre” in Asbury Park, NJ statt.

Natürlich lies es sich Bruce Springsteen nicht nehmen, im “Paramount Theatre” selbst aufzutreten und lobende Worte ans Publikum zu richten.

Bruce Springsteen sagte:

Though born in Boston, Massachusetts, there is no purer distillation of the Jersey ethos than Little Steven Van Zandt. He is his own purest creation. Words you will never hear on the street: “Wow, that guy looks just like Little Steven!”

Roaring into New Jersey at seven years old, baptized at 13 in the holy spirit of The Beatles on Ed Sullivan, the Stones on Hollywood Palace, Steve’s vocation, rock ‘n’ roll, chose him early. I first laid eyes on him at the Middletown Hullabaloo Club in 1966. As I walked in, there was Steve with his band The Shadows, knocking out a record-perfect rendition of The Turtles’ “Happy Together.” Who knew I had just met my black-vested, paisley-tied, teenaged, wild-eyed brother? One look at Steve and I knew that we’d both drunk the same Kool-Aid.

Then it was fast friendship, weekly trips to Greenwich Village and the Cafe Wha? to watch the bands, arguing about who was better, Led Zeppelin or the Jeff Beck Group, The Beatles or the Rolling Stones; who had the perfect clothes, the perfect guitar, the perfect hair; and thousands of hours of preparation for the day when folks could argue about us. Of course, this all culminated in our brotherhood in the E Street Band, Steve’s service — playing, singing, producing as my irreplaceable lieutenant — and our lifelong friendship.

While I’m always blessed to have Steve at my side, his solo work speaks for itself. The incredible songs and productions he created for Southside Johnny, such as “I Don’’t Want to Go Home,” “Love on the Wrong Side of Town,” “It’s Been a Long Time”… Steve is one of the greatest living white soul performers and writers we have. His timely and classic Sun City recording — with an organization he created, Artists United Against Apartheid — was not only brave music but worked hard to combat apartheid in South Africa. His incredible work with his ongoing group, the Disciples of Soul. And all of this before you get to Steve’s great contribution to Jersey lore as an actor: Silvio in The Sopranos.

Did I mention: he’s a radio host, an entrepreneur with Little Steven’s Underground Garage, where he plays all the music you need to hear, and captains the Wicked Cool record label, where he releases great records and gives young bands the shot they deserve.

Steve also has a long career as an activist, too lengthy to go into here, but let’s just say he walks it like he talks it. His Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and his TeachRock program brings an essential curriculum of music and culture into school and makes it available at no cost to educators. In a time of cutbacks in arts funding, Steve’s programs are keeping kids engaged in the arts, and in school — this is his greatest legacy.

To finish off, this is a man who was married to his lovely wife Maureen by Little Richard, who was serenaded down the aisle by the great Percy Sledge, is the sole creator of the male babushka, and is the only man I know besides Hugh Hefner who has figured out how to spend his whole life in his pajamas…. I love you, Steve! Welcome to the New Jersey Hall of Fame, Steven Van Zandt!

Steven van Zandt wurde bekannt als Produzent von Bruce Springsteen, Lone Justice, Southside Johnny und vielen anderen. Auch als Songwriter, Radio DJ, Schauspieler und langjähriges Mitglied der legendären E Street Band feierte er grosse Erfolge.


Little Steven – Men Without Women / Voice of America (Album)

Nach seiner zwischenzeitlichen Trennung von Bruce Springsteens E Street Band veröffentlichte er mit “Men Without Women” (1982), “Voice of America” (1984), “Freedom” (1987), “Revolution” (1989) und “Born Again Savage” (1999) fünf bemerkenswerte Solo Alben.


Artists United Against Apartheid – Sun City (Album)

Auch als Initiator der Initiative “Artists United Against Apartheid” machte er sich einen Namen. Mit 50 international bekannten Künstlern nahm er den Song “Sun City” auf und veröffentlichte am 7. Dezember 1985 das gleichnamige Studioalbum. Am 11. Juni 1988 trat er beim “Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute Concert” im Londoner Wembley Stadion auf. Gemeinsam mit Jim Kerr (Simple Minds), Meat Loaf, Jackson Browne und anderen Künstlern performte er “Sun City” live vor Publikum.

Darüber hinaus zählte er zwischen 1999 bis 2007 zum Cast der beliebten amerikanischen Krimiserie “The Sopranos”. Ferner schlüpfte er im Jahre 2011 erstmals in der norwegisch-amerikanischen Co-Produktion “Lilyhammer” in die Rolle des Mafiaaussteigers Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano. In 24 Episoden schlägt sich der ehemalige Gangster, der im norwegischen Lillehammer ein neues Leben anzufangen versucht, durch aberwitzige Abenteuer. Unter anderem wurde die Serie beim Fernsehfestival von Monte Carlo zwei Mal in Folge zur besten europäischen Comedyserie gekürt.


Little Steven – Soulfire Live! (Album, 2018)

2017 wurde Little Steven sechstes Soloalbum “Soulfire” released. Es folgte eine ausgedehnte Welttournee mit etlichen Auftritten in Deutschland. Darüber hinaus überraschte uns der Künstler vor wenigen Tagen mit dem Live-Album “Soulfire Live!”.

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Mai 6 2018

5. Mai 2018 – „Springsteen On Broadway“

Bruce Springsteens einhundertneunzehnter 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

Die “John Paul Jones Arena” in Charlottesville, VA wurde am 1. August 2006 feierlich eröffnet und wird seitdem für Konzerte, Ausstellungen, Messen und Versammlungen genutzt. Bruce Springsteen trat in dieser Indoor-Arena bisher dreimal auf.


Bruce Springsteen – Working On A Dream (Album, 2009)

Heute vor 9 Jahren gastierte die E Street Band im Rahmen der weltumspannenden “Working On A Dream Tour” in dieser Location. Die Konzertreise begann am 1. April 2009 in San Jose, CA und endete nach 84 Shows am 22. November 2009 in der “HSBC Arena” in Buffalo, NY.

Am 5. Mai 2009 begrüsste Bruce Springsteen die 12.099 Zuschauer in der vollbesetzten “John Paul Jones Arena” mit “Badlands”. Ferner stimmte der “Boss” auch die Tourpremieren “Roulette”, “Gypsy Biker” sowie des The Kinks Klassiker “You Really Got Me” an. Darüber hinaus begrüsste Bruce Springsteen Max Weinbergs Sohn Jay als Gast auf der Bühne.

Setlist:

Badlands, Adam Raised A Cain, Outlaw Pete, Candy’s Room, Working On A Dream, Seeds, Johnny 99, Roulette, The Ghost Of Tom Joad, Raise Your Hand, You Really Got Me, Spirit In The Night, Gypsy Biker, Waitin’ On A Sunny Day, The Promised Land, The Wrestler, Kingdom Of Days, Radio Nowhere, Lonesome Day, The Rising, Born To Run, Hard Times (Come Again No More), Thunder Road, 10th Avenue Freeze-Out, Land Of Hope And Dreams, American Land, Detroit Medley

“You Really Got Me” stammt aus Ray Davies Feder und wurde von seiner Band “The Kinks” im Jahre 1964 als Single veröffentlicht. Die Komposition erreichte Platz 1 in den britischen Charts und bedeutete den internationalen Durchbruch für die Band.


Ray Davies – See My Friends (Album, 2010)

2010 beteiligte sich Bruce Springsteen am Ray Davies Studioalbum “See My Friends”. Im Januar 2010 spielte Springsteen mit dem Kinks Frontmann den Song “Better Things” ein. Das Werk wurde am 5. November 2010 released und erreichte Platz 111 der amerikanischen Billboard Charts.

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Mai 5 2018

4. Mai 2018 – „Springsteen On Broadway“

Bruce Springsteens einhundertachtzehnter 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

Die “New Jersey Hall of Fame” wurde 2005 als gemeinnützige Organisation ins Leben gerufen. 2008 nahm die “Hall of Fame” ihre Arbeit auf und ernannte Bruce Springsteen, Buzz Aldrin, Clara Barton, Yogi Berra, Bill Bradley, Thomas Alva Edison, Albert Einstein, Malcolm Forbes, Robert Wood Johnson II, Vince Lombardi, Toni Morrison, Norman Schwarzkopf, Meryl Streep, Harriet Tubman und Frank Sinatra zu Mitgliedern.

Bruce Springsteen nahm an der Veranstaltung teil und hielt folgende Rede:

When I first got the letter I was to be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, I was a little suspicious. A New Jersey Hall of Fame? I don’t know, does New York have a Hall of Fame? Does Connecticut have a Hall of Fame? I mean, maybe they don’t think they need one.

But then I thought, well, let me see: Albert Einstein, Bruce Springsteen…My mother’s really going to like that part. She’s here tonight. It’s her birthday, so there you go, Mom. It’s the only time those two names are going to be mentioned in the same sentence, so I’m going to enjoy it.When I was recording my first album, the record company spent a lot of money taking a lot of pictures of me in New York City. But something didn’t feel quite right. I was w

alking down the boardwalk one day, stopped at a souvenir stand and pulled out a postcard that said “Greetings from Asbury Park.” I remember thinking, “Yeah, that’s me.” Down south there was Patti Smith; right here in Newark was George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, great musicians.

With the exception of a few half-years in California, my family and I have raised our kids here. We have a big Italian-Irish family, and I found my own Jersey girl here – thank you, Patti! In the end, I just found something deeply resonant in holding the hands of my kids on the same streets where my mom held my hand, swimming in the same ocean and taking them to visit the same beaches I did as a child. It was also a place that really protected me. It’s been very nurturing. I could take my kids down to Freehold, throw them up on my shoulders and walk along the street with thousands of other people on Kruise Night with everybody just going, “Hey Bruce…” That was something that meant a lot to me, the ability to just go about my life. I was protected here, by the people here. And I really appreciated that.

You get a little older now, and you get those crisp fall days that come in September and the beginning of October. My friends and I, we slip into the cool water of that Atlantic Ocean. These days, you take note that there’s a few less of your friends swimming alongside of you as each year passes. But something about being in one place your whole life: they’re all still around you in the water. I look towards the shore and I see my two sons and my daughter pushing their way through the waves. And on the beach there’s a whole batch of new little kids running away from the crashing surf… like time itself.

That’s what New Jersey is for me. It’s a repository of time on earth. My memory, the music I’ve made, my friendships, my life…It’s all buried here in a box somewhere in the sand down on the Jersey Shore. I can’t imagine having it any other way.

Let me finish with a Garden State benediction. Rise up my fellow New Jerseyans, for we are all members of a confused but noble race. We, of the state that will never get any respect. We, who bear the coolness of the forever uncool. The chip on the shoulders of those with forever something to prove. And even with this wonderful Hall of Fame, we know that there’s another bad Jersey joke just around the corner.But fear not! Fear not! This is not our curse, it is our blessing. For this is what imbues us with our fighting spirit. That we may salute the world forever with the fabulous Jersey state bird, and that the fumes from our great northern industrial area to the ocean breezes of Cape May fill us with the raw hunger, the naked ambition and the desire not just to do our bes

t, but to stick it in your face. Theory of relativity anybody? How about some electric light with your day? Or maybe a spin to the moon and back? That’s right. And that is why our fellow Americans in the other 49 states know that when the announcer says, “And now, in this corner, from New Jersey…” they better keep their hands up and their heads down, because when that bell rings, we always come out swinging.

Thank you, friends, family…God bless the Garden State!

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