Springsteen & I is a unique feature music documentary
celebrating a rock 'n' roll icon: Bruce Springsteen. Working with the filmmakers,
Springsteen's fans have helped create a film that reflects on their personal insights and
experiences to explore what this timeless artist means to them. Their stories are at times
touching, at times humourous, at times extraordinary and they all come from the heart. Combined
with previously unseen archive footage of performances throughout Springsteen's career, this is a
film by the fans and for the fans created with the full support of Bruce Springsteen.
"This beautifully crafted film provides a unique insight into the powerful bond between a
recording artist and those who connect so profoundly with his music." Ridley Scott, Executive
Bruce Springsteen is one of the most written about musicians of all time, so why another book?
The fact is, most biographies gloss over his early life and career, which author Craig Statham
believes is a serious omission, because Springsteen's early life shaped his music.
Statham is a massive Springsteen fan and a contributor to the authoritative Brucebase website.
The list of interviewees he has secured is impressive: ex-managers Tinker West, Bob Spitz and Mike
Appel; former band mates in Springsteen's early groups, such as Jay Gibson, Craig Caprioni, Frank
Marziotti, John Graham, Robbin Thompson, Barbara Dinkins, Bob Feigenbaum and Albee Tellone (who
also contributed the foreword); Sam McKeith, Springsteen's booking agent and a key figure in
breaking The Boss to the American public; and a raft of characters who grew up with Springsteen in
his home town of Freehold, New Jersey and beyond.
Statham, a researcher by trade, has pieced together parts of the story that have simply never
been told before. All of Springsteen's early groups, from The Rogues to The E-Street Band are
discussed, his songwriting technique is studied, along with how and why Springsteen actually made
it. The book ends with why he went from being the musician most at Columbia Records did not want
to know, to being their hottest property.
The book looks at what drove Springsteen on a personal level – his difficult relationship with
his father, his rejection of Catholicism and mainstream schooling, as well as positive influences,
such as his love of baseball, girls and the British musical invasion which inspired his future
With two colour plates section featuring some very rare photos (many of which have never before
been published), this new book is a must for the committed Springsteen fan and those who like well
researched music books.
Collecting stories and photos from hundreds of fans, The Light In Darkness celebrates
Springsteen's Darkness On The Edge Of Town classic record, allowing readers to revisit the
excitement of that moment when the needle found the grooves in that first cut and the thundering
power of "Badlands" shook across the hi-fi for the very first time. Or the uninitiated, but
soon-to-be-converted teenager, brought along by friends and finding salvation at one of the
legendary three-plus hour concerts - shows that embodied all the manic fury of a revival meeting.
I have been working on this website for more than 10 years. There's still a lot to do, but
unfortunately I don't have the time to keep up. To keep the webiste up-to-date and as complete as
possible, I'll need your help. Below is a list of some songs I need the lyrics for. The lyrics
should be transcribed from that same version, exactly as it's sung by Bruce. I provided the mp3
for the audio corresponding audio. If you can help with any of these, please
contact me. As always, you will be credited. Thanks in advance.
Bruce Springsteen's new album to be released on 14 Jan 2014
High Hopes, Bruce Springsteen's eighteenth studio album, will
be released on 14 Jan 2014 on Columbia Records. The album consists of 12 tracks and
clocks at 56:24. Four songs were previously released in different versions, two more were
previously performed live but never released, and the remaining six are new to fans. "This is
music I always felt needed to be released," Springsteen wrote in the album's liner notes.
High Hopes was produced by Bruce Springsteen, Brendan O'Brien, and Ron
Aniello. It features all E Street Band members, including the late Clarence Clemons and the late
Danny Federici on several songs of what Springsteen calls "some of our best unreleased material
from the past decade." The album also features an ensemble of guest artists, including Tom Morello
who's featured prominently on the album, appearing on eight tracks.
According to the press release, High Hopes was recorded in New Jersey,
Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York City, and Australia. In March 2013 Bruce Springsteen & The E
Street Band performed ten shows in Australia as part of the Wrecking Ball Tour. Steven
Van Zandt was off filming his television series Lillyhammer and was replaced by Tom
Morello for that leg of the tour. Morello suggested to add
HIGH HOPES to the live set. They worked it up during
the rehearsals prior to the Australian shows and Morello then "proceeded to burn the house down
with it," as Springsteen said. They then re-cut the song along with
JUST LIKE FIRE WOULD in Sydney at Studios 301,
Australia's largest studio complex. "Tom and his guitar became my muse, pushing the rest of this
project to another level," Springsteen said. He told Rolling Stone's David Fricke, "We've
never had a recording session during a tour in our lives. We did a couple of things that I wanted
to put down. So that was very exciting. And being with Tommy was exciting. The band – Steven,
Nils, all those guys – continues to be a source of inspiration for me."
High Hopes will be available in three configurations: standard CD
edition, Amazon bonus limited edition, and double-disc vinyl. The Amazon bonus limited edition is
exclusive to Amazon.com and available for a limited time. It consists of the standard audio CD and
includes a live DVD of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performing the entire Born In
The USA album on 30 Jun 2013 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, England, during the
Wrecking Ball Tour.
HIGH HOPES was released as a digital
single on Amazon.com and iTunes on 25 Nov 2013. The single's artwork (below) was revealed on the
A music video of HIGH HOPES was released
on 25 Nov 2012 on both
Bruce Springsteen's official website and
Bruce Springsteen VEVO's YouTube channel.
The video was posted to celebrate the High Hopes album's announcement. It was directed by
Thom Zimny and features photos from Danny Clinch, Australian tour footage (March 2013) featuring
Tom Morello shot by Chris Hilson, vintage documentary footage, and some of the song's lyrics.
Springsteen also posted liner notes about the High Hopes album along with the song's
video on his website.
Bruce Springsteen on High Hopes:
I was working on a record of some of our best unreleased
material from the past decade when Tom Morello (sitting in for Steve during the Australian leg of
our tour) suggested we ought to add "High Hopes" to our live set. I had cut "High Hopes," a song
by Tim Scott McConnell of the LA based Havalinas, in the 90's. We worked it up in our Aussie
rehearsals and Tom then proceeded to burn the house down with it. We re-cut it mid tour at
Studios 301 in Sydney along with "Just Like Fire Would," a song from one of my favorite early
Australian punk bands, The Saints (check out "I'm Stranded"). Tom and his guitar became my muse,
pushing the rest of this project to another level. Thanks for the inspiration Tom.
Some of these songs, "American Skin" and "Ghost of Tom Joad,"
you'll be familiar with from our live versions. I felt they were among the best of my writing and
deserved a proper studio recording. "The Wall" is something I'd played on stage a few times and
remains very close to my heart. The title and idea were Joe Grushecky's, then the song appeared
after Patti and I made a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. It was inspired by
my memories of Walter Cichon. Walter was one of the great early Jersey Shore rockers, who along
with his brother Ray (one of my early guitar mentors) led the "Motifs". The Motifs were a local
rock band who were always a head above everybody else. Raw, sexy and rebellious, they were the
heroes you aspired to be. But these were heroes you could touch, speak to, and go to with your
musical inquiries. Cool, but always accessible, they were an inspiration to me, and many young
working musicians in 1960's central New Jersey. Though my character in "The Wall" is a Marine,
Walter was actually in the Army, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry. He was the first person I
ever stood in the presence of who was filled with the mystique of the true rock star. Walter went
missing in action in Vietnam in March 1968. He still performs somewhat regularly in my mind, the
way he stood, dressed, held the tambourine, the casual cool, the freeness. The man who by his
attitude, his walk said "you can defy all this, all of what's here, all of what you've been
taught, taught to fear, to love and you'll still be alright." His was a terrible loss to us, his
loved ones and the local music scene. I still miss him.
This is music I always felt needed to be released. From the
gangsters of "Harry's Place," the ill-prepared roomies on "Frankie Fell In Love" (shades of Steve
and I bumming together in our Asbury Park apartment) the travelers in the wasteland of "Hunter Of
Invisible Game," to the soldier and his visiting friend in "The Wall", I felt they all deserved a
home and a hearing.
Hope you enjoy it,
R.I.P. Lou Reed
02 Mar 1942 - 27 Oct 2013
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band opened for headliner Lou Reed and his
backing band The Tots on 23 Mar 1973 at Palace Theatre in Providence, RI.
Springsteen made a guest appearance on
STREET HASSLE, the Lou Reed song from Reed's 1978 album
Street Hassle. Springsteen sings a brief rap during the "Slipaway" section of the song.
He is not credited for his performance in the liner notes to Street Hassle, possibly due
to his ongoing legal battles with former manager Mike Appel at the time. STREET HASSLE was
recorded in October 1977 at The Record Plant in New York City, NY, when Springsteen was at the New
York studio recording his Darkness On The Edge Of Town album.
Well hey, man, that's just a lie
It's a lie she tells her friends
'Cause the real song, the real song
Where she won't even admit to herself
The beatin' in her heart
It's a song lots of people know
It's a painful song
A little sad truth
But life's full of sad songs
A penny for a wish
But wishin' won't make you a soldier
With a pretty kiss for a pretty face
Can't have its way
Y'know tramps like us, we were born to pay
Today SpringsteenLyrics.com celebrates its tenth anniversary.
Exactly a decade ago I endeavored on this backbreaking project. It all started as a personal
lyrics archive copied from various sources on the internet, but shortly after I decided to publish
the archive online. On this day ten years ago SpringsteenLyrics.com was launched.
SpringsteenLyrics.com has come a long way since then. Presently it holds over
2800 lyrics pages, in addition to the very developed "My Collection" and "Trading List" sections.
On average over 1500 fans visit the website every day. I can't be any prouder.
Thanks to all who have landed a hand in the past ten years... ten years
burning down the road. Time sure flew by, but here's to another ten!
-- Eddy Wehbe 13 Mar 2013
"I've been working real hard, trying to get my hands clean"
This project isn't complete yet, and may never be...
This is the first and unique Lebanese website dedicated to The Boss. Launched
on 13 March 2003, it is now the largest and most developed Bruce Springsteen lyrics archive on
the Internet. Thanks to everybody out there who helped me: discussion forums members, website
visitors (mainly Jake a.k.a. ol'catfishinthelake), fellow Springsteen fans... and of course,
thanks to Bruce Springsteen for the music.
Not all the contents of this website are complete or correct. For any
suggestions or questions, please feel free to drop me a line via
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