DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET
Live 08 Dec 1995 version
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, he'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
Wizard imps, sweat sock pimps, interstellar mongrel nymphs
Rex said that lady left him limp
Love's like that!
Queen of Diamonds, Ace of Spades, newly discovered lovers of the Everglades
Take out a full page ad in the trades to announce their arrival
And Mary Lou found out how to cope, she rides to heaven on a gyroscope
The Daily News asks her for the dope
She says, "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
Page last updated: 02 Oct 2010
The above lyrics are for the live 08 Dec 1995 performance of DOES THIS BUS STOP
AT 82ND STREET at Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA, during The Ghost Of Tom Joad Solo Acoustic
Tour. This is a solo acoustic rendition of the song, and Springsteen sings the line
"interstellar mongrel nymphs" in a hysterical Bob Dylan impersonation.
Ticket stub for the 08 Dec 1995 show at Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
Columbia Records Radio Hour
A selection of four studio tracks from The Ghost Of Tom Joad album
intercepted with interview segments with journalist Bob Costas
were originally broadcast on the 21 Nov 1995 edition of the syndicated Columbia Records Radio
Hour radio show which aired on U.S. album oriented rock stations. Costas conducted the
interview with Bruce Springsteen that same day (21 Nov 1995) either prior to or following
Springsteen's public warm-up show at the State Theater in New Brunswick, NJ. A total of 35
minutes of the 90-minute interview were used in the radio show.
Additionally, one track from Springsteen's 08 Dec 1995 show
(DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET) and nine tracks from his 09 Dec 1995 show
at Upper Darby's Tower Theater were broadcast on the 14 Dec 1995
edition of Columbia Records Radio Hour radio show.
The complete Columbia Records Radio Hour show was officially issued in
December 1995 on Columbia Records Radio Hour Part 1 & 2, a very rare US-only
promotional cassette. Side A contains part 1 of the radio show (the 21 Nov 1995 broadcast) and
side B contains part 2 of the radio show (the 14 Dec 1995 broadcast). Six of the ten live tracks
on side B were never made available in commercial form. The tape has a black-and-white picture
inlay card and has catalogue # COL CAT 7698. Additionally, the radio show (the 21 Nov 1995
broadcast) alone was released on Columbia Records Radio Hour, another US-only promotional
cassette manufactured by "NOW! Recording Systems, Inc.". The show is on side A, while side B is
blank. The tape has a green title inlay card and has no catalogue number.
The complete Columbia Records Radio Hour show was also released on
Columbia Records Radio Hour, and extremely rare set of two 1995 promotion-only
reel-to-reel tapes for radio station use. The first reel contains part 1 of the radio show (the 21
Nov 1995 broadcast) and the second reel contains part 2 of the radio show (the 14 Dec 1995
broadcast). The boxes feature blue/white labels with company logos of the manufacturer "NOW!
Recording Systems, Inc." and have no catalogue number. These are 10.5-inch reel-to-reel tapes,
1/2" wide, and run at 7.5 in/s.
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- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Album version]
- SINALOA COWBOYS [Album version]
- YOUNGSTOWN [Album version]
- STRAIGHT TIME [Album version]
- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
- STRAIGHT TIME [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
- DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
- BORN IN THE USA [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
- YOUNGSTOWN [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
- SINALOA COWBOYS [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
- BALBOA PARK [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
- DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET [Live 08 Dec 1995 version]
- THIS HARD LAND [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
- STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
The tracks on the A-side are interspersed with segments from the interview with Bob Costas.
The live 08 Dec 1995 performance of DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET was also
included on the Dead Man Walkin' European EP in 1996.
List of available versions of DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET on this
Credits / References
Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake). Info for some of the
above releases is taken from the
Lost In The Flood