DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET
Live 09 Jan 1973 version
One, two, ooh, ooh, ah!
[Spoken intro:] Ah, the first part of this song was written, uh, on the bus in
New York going up to 82nd Street, and, uh, the second part was written on the subway going
downtown to play at the Gaslight, and the third part was made up at my house.
Hey bus driver, keep the change, bless your children, give them names
Don't trust men who walk with canes
Drink this and you'll grow wings on your feet
Broadway Mary, Joan Fontaine, advertiser on a downtown train
Christmas crier bustin' cane, she's in love again
Where dock worker's dreams mix with panther's schemes to someday own the rodeo
Tainted women in VistaVision perform for out-of-state kids at the late show
And wizard imps, sweat sock pimps, interstellar mongrel nymphs
Rex said that lady left him limp
Oh, love's like that
Sure it is
Oh, and Queen of Diamonds, Ace of Spades, newly discovered lovers of the Everglades
They take out a full page ad in the trades to announce their arrival
Get it on the accordion!
Take it some more! And Funky, now!
Do that one time, on the bass!
And Mary Lou, she found out how to cope, she rides to heaven on a gyroscope
The Daily News asked her for the dope
She said, "Man, the dope's that there's still hope"
Senorita, Spanish rose, wipes her eyes and blows her nose
Uptown in Harlem she throw a rose to some lucky young matador
Ra ra ra ra, ra da da
Ra, oh! Da da da
Whoa, da da da, oh la la, la la la la, la la la la
La la la la, la la
Ooh! Ah! [chuckles]
Sock it to me! Yay! Yay!
Page last updated: 08 Jan 2012
The above lyrics are for the live 09 Jan 1973 radio performance of DOES THIS
BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET as broadcast on Boston's WBCN-FM.
The 09 Jan 1973 WBCN-FM Radio Performance
Bruce Springsteen's first ever radio station performance took place on 09 Jan
1973 and was broadcast live on Boston's WBCN-FM. The show took place at WBCN-FM radio station in
Boston, MA, and was hosted by legendary DJ Maxanne Sartori who worked the afternoon shift at WBCN
in the early seventies.
Promotional ad for DJ Maxanne Sartori afternoon show on WBCN-FM in the early seventies
[Taken from Brucebase]
Springsteen performed six songs on this radio show:
In addition to band members Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, and Garry Tallent
(Vini Lopez was not present), co-manager Jim Cretecos, roadie/soundman Albee Tellone, and CBS
representative Ed Hynes were in the broadcast studio; the three provided party-like background
vocals on BLINDED BY THE LIGHT.
The radio show was recorded off the airways and is available in very good
quality on bootleg CDs. This is the earliest circulating "live" audio with what would become the E
Street Band. Unfortunately, the recording is missing nearly all of the show's last track plus some
concluding discussions about Springsteen's upcoming tour plans. According to
Brucebase, a complete but poor
quality tape of the show was allegedly circulating in the Boston area for a brief period during
the mid-seventies, but seems to have vanished from the tape trading pool.
The WBCN-FM radio show was legally released in the UK in 2011 by Left Field
Media on a CD titled Bound For Glory. The album also contains the 24 Apr 1973 early show
at The Main Point in Bryn Mawr, PA, which was broadcast on Philadelphia's WMMR-FM. Though this
release is not authorized by Bruce Springsteen or his record company, it is lawful due to a legal
loophole in the UK.
List of available versions of DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET on this
Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake).