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The Wild, The Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle (Sep. 11, 1973) -
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
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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
- The E Street Shuffle
- 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
- Kitty's Back
- Wild Billy's Circus Story
- Incident on 57th Street
- Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
- New York City Serenade
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