B-Daddy turned us on to Springsteen when he came home on break from his own seminary training and had with him a cassette tape of Darkness on the Edge of Town.
Always a serious artist and musician, we felt he was taking things a little too seriously when he started getting more and more politically active so we didn’t really track his career from the late 80s when he broke up the E Street Band and onward.
This is not to say the man was not making music that would appeal to us, however.
Case in point is this selection that debuted on his greatest hits album that came out in ’95 and is being performed here some ten years ago at a show in D.C. on the reunion tour.
The song’s chorus is somewhat reminiscent of Neil Young’s “When You Dance I Can Really Love” and indeed, the guitar solo at the end with Bruce and Little Stevie has a Live Rust feel to it.
Ladies and Gentleman, from Asbury Park, New Jersey it’s Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performing “Murder Incorporated”.