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The Wild, The Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle (Sep. 11, 1973) -
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - The Wild, The Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle album cover« Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

I missed the boat when this came out. Not that I didn't know who Springsteen was. Fortunately, there were cool DJs on Deaconlight that played Springsteen when I was still in high school. The first time I heard songs from this album was from some bootlegs someone used to take to the station. I eventually bought those myself. One was You Can Trust Your Car to the Man Who Wears the Star and the other was, oh I can't remember but I am too tired to go look. They really capture the energy of Springsteen's live shows.

Of course, once I bought Born to Run, I bought those bootlegs as well as this record and Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ. My friend Linda Barrow and I spent many nights riding around in my yellow MGB-GT listening to this record. I might have even had it on 8-track.

One of my old boyfriends who was from New Jersey (probably the only serious ex-boyfriend whose still alive that I haven't kept up with) had a dog named Sandy. He named her after the Springsteen song "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)." She was a great dog. She was a German Shepherd mix. Very sweet. Her head was sort of flat and had this peace-sign looking marking on it. Well, I better stop writing about Sandydog or I might start crying.

-- July 23, 2005 (DDT)

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - The Wild, The Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle Original Album Tracks

  1. The E Street Shuffle
  2. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
  3. Kitty's Back
  4. Wild Billy's Circus Story
  5. Incident on 57th Street
  6. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
  7. New York City Serenade
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