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- Bruce Springsteen Performs ‘The Promised Land,' 'Prove It All Night' & 'Racing In The Street' In 1978
Watch Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band perform “The Promised Land,” “Prove It All Night” and “Racing In The Street” from Houston in 1978.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band perform “Spirit In The Night” in the latest video shared by The Boss from December 8, 1978 in Houston on his YouTube channel.
Bruce Springsteen, who will perform at Bob Woodruff’s Stand Up For Heroes benefit in November, continues to release pro-shot video from December 8, 1978 at Houston’s Summit with the latest footage featuring “Darkness On The Edge Of Town.”
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band unveiled a freshly remixed official recording of their legendary September 19, 1978 concert at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band have started to post video from their December 8, 1978 concert to YouTube, including a rousing rendition of “Badlands.”
Watch the lyric video for “I’ll Stand By You,” the new Bruce Springsteen song featured in the film ‘Blinded By The Light.’
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About Bruce Springsteen
It’s hard to think of a more accurate description for Bruce Springsteen than “American recording artist.” It’s equally hard to think that description begins to cover everything.
Through four decades, Bruce Springsteen has served as a cultural phenomenon (twice, at least), a brittle and dark acoustic storyteller, a folk revivalist, a new Dylan, a working-class hero, “rock ‘n roll future,” a force for political and social change, an eloquent songwriter and unabashed party-rocker (often in the same song), a live performer of legendary energies, and a prodigy and preacher of the “majesty, the mystery and the ministry of rock ‘n roll.”
But before the majesty, there was just New Jersey: Springsteen grew up and first assembled his E Street Band many of whom remain onstage in 2012 on its beaches and in its boardwalk clubs. His first two records were ambitious non-breakthroughs; his third, Born to Run (1975), made the kind of once-in-a-decade impact that resonates to this day; Born in the U.S.A. (1984), did it again. Early albums such as Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978) and The River (1981) began solidifying his position as a singer and songwriter of incalculable influence.
Yet for all his critical and commercial success, Springsteen’s albums illustrated a drive to challenge his audience, as evidenced by the bleak, four-track-cassette-recorded Nebraska (1982), the introverted relationship document Tunnel of Love (1987), the E Street-less double-shot of Human Touch and Lucky Town (1992), the parched, acoustic The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995), the folk/New Orleans-flavored We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (2006), and the lush variety show Working on a Dream (2009).
In 1999, after a decade apart, Springsteen reconvened the E Street Band; in 2002 he released The Rising, an attempt to make sense of 9/11, and followed it in 2007 with Magic, an attempt to make sense of its complicated aftermath. The band has since remained a freight train, as active, prolific and resonant as at any point in its past. Yet in all shapes in arenas and stadiums, in New Jersey and across the world, in quiet houses in January Springsteen’s music has strived to explore the crossroads of escape and redemption and the hard realities and cold compromises of American life as well as the paramount need to keep hold of hope at all costs. “I can not promise you life everlasting,” Springsteen shouted throughout the 1999 E Street Band reunion tour. “But I can promise you life right now!”
A 1999 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Springsteen has sold more than 65 million albums in the U.S. and 120 million worldwide. He’s won 20 Grammys, an Academy Award, been a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and performed at halftime at the Super Bowl.
Watch Gov’t Mule welcome drummer Jerry Marotta on “What Is Hip?” during their show at the Palace Theatre in Albany, New York.
In an interview with Trigger Hippy’s Steve Gorman and Nick Govrik, the pair discuss getting the band back together with new members and new music.
Drummer/percussionist/songwriter Yonrico Scott has died at age 63.
Episode 46 of The JamBase Podcast features “The Art Of The Sit-In” with Jennifer Hartswick of the Trey Anastasio Band and “The Rundown” of recent news items.
Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Todd Sheaffer and Jason Crosby are among the additions to the lineup for the upcoming “There’s A Reward: A Celebration Of The Life & Music Of Neal Casal” benefit concert in honor of the late Neal Casal.