Between Worldly Things And Spiritual Health 02.11.1984


I think that – including this bootleg – I have less than ten bootleg of the Born In The U.S.A. Tour.

Between the end of October 1984 and the begging of November Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band stopped in Los Angels for seven concerts.

Apparently no artwork available.



  1. Born In The U.S.A.
  2. Prove It All Night
  3. Out In The Street
  4. Atlantic City
  5. Intro
  6. Reason to Believe
  7. Intro
  8. Used Cars
  9. Intro
  10. Johnny Bye Bye
  11. Darlington County
  12. Glory Days
  13. The Promised Land
  14. Intro
  15. Shut Out The Light
  16. Intro
  17. My Hometown
  18. Badlands Continue reading

St. Paul 29.06.1984 – Uber Series 39

Bruce Springsteen St. Paul 29.06.1984

Bruce Springsteen St. Paul 29.06.1984

Bruce Springsteen St. Paul 29.06.1984

Prima  data del tour di Born In The Usa; Bruce Springsteen e la E-Street Band aprirono infatti a St. Paul il 29 giugno 1984 il tour che si sarebbe concluso a Los Angeles il 2 ottobre 1985.

Il bootleg, numero 39 della Uber Series è di qualità ottima. Come al solito ho messo il link ad un paio di canzoni.

Dancing In The Dark è stata suonata due volte per realizzare il video ufficiale della canzone.

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This is the opening night of the Born in the USA Tour. The band sounds great, but their sound will change greatly over the tour. Early on in the tour, the drums sounded more natural and Bruce had no routine to copy.
In my opinion, this is the most enjoyable and novel show from the 1st 4-5 weeks of the tour.
The Dancing in the Dark video is filmed this night and is played 2 times for the cameras. No Surrender makes its full band debut and will be played only 1 other time this way on the tour.
This recording has been carefully remastered from uncirculated cassettes that I have been sitting on for a long time. The recording had some songs which were cut (Glory Days, Bobby Jean, and The Detroit Medley). Fortunately, the cut songs are replaced and heard in their entirety on this release thanks to Rockcat who supplied me with complete copies of the aforementioned cut songs from his master cassettes (altenate source).

Thanks also to Tattoo Dad for starting his UBER Project.

Enjoy this release. Roll down your windows and play it loud.
Johnny 98


Disc 1

  1. Thunder Road
  2. Prove It All Night
  3. Out In The Street
  4. Johnny 99
  5. Atlantic City
  6. Mansion On The Hill
  7. The River
  8. No Surrender
  9. Glory Days
  10. The Promised Land
  11. Used Cars
  12. My Hometown
  13. Born In The Usa
  14. Badlands

Disc 2

  1. Hungry Heart
  2. Dancing In The Dark (first)
  3. Dancing In The Dark (second)
  4. Cadillac Ranch
  5. Sherry Darling
  6. Highway Patrolman
  7. I’m On Fire
  8. Fire
  9. Working On The Highway
  10. Bobby Jean
  11. Backstreets
  12. Ramrod
  13. Rosalita

Disc 3

  1. I’m A Rocker
  2. Jungleland
  3. Born To Run
  4. Street Fighting Man
  5. Detroit Medley



Springsteen At The Old Grey Whistle Test

Da DVD 1980-1989

The Old Grey Whistle Test era una trasmissione musicale della BBC andata in onda dal 1971 al 1987.

Questa puntata su Springsteen era stata trasmessa nel 1986.

Il DVD, oltre che l’intervista a Springsteen, contiene anche i seguenti spezzoni:

  • Born In The U.S.A. (Philly 1984)
  • Thunder Road (official video)
  • The River (official video)
  • Cover Me (Philly 1984)
  • Atlantic City (official video)
  • Dancing In The Dark (official video)
  • Rosalita (official video)
  • Detroit Medley (Philly 1984)

Il curatore del bootleg ha aggiunto le seguenti tracce.


  • Man At The Top (Washington 05.08.1985)
  • Stand On It (Meadowlands 31.08.1985)
  • Stolen Car (Oakland 18.09.1985)
  • Stand On It (Los Angeles 27.09.1985)
  • Janey, Don’t You Lose Heart (Los Angeles 27.09.1985)
  • Born In The U.S.A. (Bridge Benefit 13.10.1986)



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Blue Collar Troubadour

Spero che questo articolo del 1984 sia di vostro interesse.

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At 34, Bruce Springsteen has never been better, as his barnstorming road showrollsacrosstheU.S.A by Chet Flippo
Groaning and sweating cannonballs, Bruce Springsteen jounces along in the passenger seat of a packed-to-the-gunwales van barreling out of downtown Detroit at 4 in the a.m. He radiates waves of locker-room Ben-Gay powerful enough to knock down a charging rhino at 30 yards. And he s happy. Happy as only a certifiablyfanaticalrock n rollercan be when he has just strapped on his Fender Telecaster guitar and blown away 24,039 also certifiable rock fans in the very heart of Motor City. Home of the Cadillac and of the Motown Sound. A tough audience. Bruce had just brought them to their knees with three and a half hours of no-mercy, flat-out rock n roll played the way God intended, and now he issuffering for it. Even after a half-hour rubdown by his trainer, Bruce aches from the grueling marathon of singing, dancing and screaming.
Man, he rasps in that familiar Jersey Shore staccato, this was a four and a half tonight. A visitor crammed up against a guitar case behind him asks what he means. I usually lose between three and five pounds during a show, he says. This felt like a four point five. He laughs a contented laugh, and the van sails on through the night.After laying out for three years, the Boss is back with a vengeance. Back with no flash, no lasers, no glitter, no glove. Back with his highly personal brand of straight-ahead, gJoves-off rock overlaid with a deceptively folksy vox populi that has made him the poet of the blue-collar baby boomers, for whom his carefully wrought songs sound like letters ftom home. Just as Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie did before him, Springsteen articulates the thoughts of an entire class of people. And right now nobody does it better. In Detroit Springsteen learned that his new album, Born in the U.S.A., was No. 1 on the charts, the LP s first single release, Dancing in the Dark, was No. 2, and the tour was steaming along at such a pace that he had sold 202,027 tickets—that s 10 nights—at Brendan Byrne Arena in home state New Jersey in just two days. And the tour (this week Bruce is in Washington, D.C.) is going to continue for at least a year, with forays to Canada, the Far East and Europe.
Given all that, the trappings of rock superstardom were astonishingly absent backstage at Detroit s Joe Louis Arena earlier on the balmy summer evening. The fans milling around outside were so well-mannered that even the cops were yawning. No stretch limos for the rock stars; just unobtrusive vans. No stiletto-heeled, slit-skirted, glossy groupies stalking their turf. In the dressing rooms and the tunnels backstage, there were no drugs and nothing stronger to drink than beer.
Welcome to the Hardy Boys on the Road, laughs a management associate. She s kidding, of course, but there s a hearty, all-American air to the proceedings that one doesn t usually find at this sort of event. Sit down, comes a holler from a man with a familiar rock face. He s assistant road manager Chris Chappel, for many years in The Who s organization. Chappel explains he s happy to be here for many reasons. For one: Sanity, no drugs. For another, he s a fan: When I first saw Bruce at Hammersmith Odeon [in London] in 1975, I knew immediately that the rock n roll torch had been passed from the Beatles and the Stones and The Who to him. I had never seen such a great show. And I still haven’t.”
Meanwhile, Bruce is winding up his usual exhaustive sound check in a cavernous hall. He is one of the few rockers who bothers to do a walk-through, listening carefully from every area of the hall while his band is playing. Then he disappears into his dressing room,to remain alone until the show starts. This is a typically exuberant Bruce crowd, screaming Brr—uuu—ce chants that sound like “boos” to the uninitiated. They
hold up lighted matches and those 99-cent discount lighters and scream for Br—uuce some more. Then they stomp and shake the floor and do the Wave and cheer each other. When Bruce finally gains the stage at 8:35 p.m., the spontaneous roar from 24,039 throats is seismic, physically felt, unsettling in its Intensity. Most performers never get thls klnd of ovation when their concerts end. Bruce is clearly among friends In Detroit. He’s a folk hero in his biker boots, tight jeans, kerchief headband and short-sleeved sport shirt with Its sleeves rolled up to display his newly pumped-up biceps. And he’s sporting a proud attitude that proves to be contagious when he rips into Born in the US.A., a blue-collar anthem of the ’80s If ever there was one (kid gets drafted, sent to Vletnam, then prison and every other raw deal possible, but remains a “cool rocking Daddy In the U.S.A.”). The applause is, of course, thunderous. Some of the blue collars in the $14
seats behind the stage (all tickets are $14 or $15) unfurl American flags.