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

Intro

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 the Columbia Records Radio Hour radio show.

The complete Columbia Records Radio Hour show was officially issued in December 1995 on cassette and reel-to-reel tapes for promotional use in the United States. Six of the ten live tracks from part 2 of the radio show (the 14 Dec 1995 broadcast) were never made available in commercial form.

Columbia Records Radio Hour side A track list:

  1. THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Album version]
  2. SINALOA COWBOYS [Album version]
  3. YOUNGSTOWN [Album version]
  4. STRAIGHT TIME [Album version]

Side A is part 1 of the radio show: the 21 Nov 1995 broadcast. The tracks on this side are interspersed with segments from the interview with Bob Costas.

Columbia Records Radio Hour side B track list:

  1. THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
  2. STRAIGHT TIME [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
  3. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
  4. BORN IN THE USA [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
  5. YOUNGSTOWN [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
  6. SINALOA COWBOYS [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
  7. BALBOA PARK [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
  8. DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET [Live 08 Dec 1995 version]
  9. THIS HARD LAND [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
  10. STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]

Side B is part 2 of the radio show: the 14 Dec 1995 broadcast.


Bruce Springsteen -- Columbia Records Radio Hour Part 1 & 2

Cassette - Columbia (CAT 7698) - USA, 1995

Promotion-only cassette tape, comes with a black-and-white picture inlay card.

Side A: part 1
Side B: part 2

Bruce Springsteen -- Columbia Records Radio Hour Part 1

Cassette- NOW! Recording Systems (no catalogue number) - USA, 1995

Promotion-only cassette tape, comes with a green title inlay card. This release contains only part 1 of the radio show (the 21 Nov 1995 broadcast) on one side, while the other side is blank.

Side A: part 1
Side B: blank

Bruce Springsteen -- Columbia Records Radio Hour

2-reel-to-reel- Columbia (no catalogue number) - USA, 1995

Set of two promotion-only reel-to-reel tapes, come in two separate boxes featuring labels with company logos of the manufacturer "NOW! Recording Systems, Inc.". These are 10.5-inch reel-to-reel tapes, 1/2" wide, and run at 7.5 in/s.

Reel 2: part 1
Reel 1: part 2

Other Official Releases

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.

Bruce Springsteen -- Dead Man Walkin'

CD5 EP - Columbia (663190 2) - Asutria, 1996

Austrian pressing for the European market.

01- DEAD MAN WALKIN'
02- HIGHWAY 29
03- THIS HARD LAND [live 09 Dec 1995]
04- DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET [live 08 Dec 1995]

Available Versions

List of available versions of DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET on this website:

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 website.