Last Saturday Joe Grushecky was playing at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park when his old pal Bruce Springsteen showed up and jumped onstage to play for about two hours. The sweaty small club was packed and Bruce delivered a hot performance.
The setlist was pretty much the same as the Light of Day benefit show held last January at the nearby Paramount Theatre, with some Grushecky-penned songs (“Pumping Iron”, “Talking to the King” or “Chain Smokin'”) and a lot of Springsteen’s (including “Adam Raised a Cain”, “Save My Love”, “Racing in the Street ’78”, “Frankie Fell in Love”, “Pink Cadillac” and a great “Because the Night”). E Street Band’s saxman Eddie Manion was part of Joe G’s band.
Joe will be back in Asbury Park in October with a show to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Springsteen-produced album “American Babylon”.
Go get it now! It’s a great show from a great tour, and the sound is wonderful. The 6th release from the Bruce Springsteen archives is the Los Angeles April 23rd, 1988 show, right in the middle of the Tunnel of Love Express Tour and the second of 5 consecutive shows in L.A. It is the night Roy Orbison attended and the whole audience sang “Happy Birthday” to him.
Full set list: Tunnel Of Love / Be True / Adam Raised A Cain / Two Faces / All That Heaven Will Allow / Seeds / Roulette / Cover Me / Brilliant Disguise / Spare Parts / War / Born In The U.S.A. / Tougher Than The Rest / Ain’t Got You – She’s The One / You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch) / I’m A Coward / I’m On Fire / One Step Up / Part Man Part Monkey / Backstreets / Dancing In The Dark / Light Of Day / Happy Birthday – Born To Run / Hungry Heart / Glory Days / Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) /Have Love Will Travel / Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out / Sweet Soul Music / Raise Your Hand
Mystery solved. For years we’ve seen the classic picture by Joel Bernstein that appeared on the cover of the U.S. and Japan editions of the “Hungry Heart” 7″ single published in 1980, with Bruce standing at the south end of the Asbury Park boardwalk, with the Empress Hotel in the back and a phone booth with a girl on a bicycle making a call.
The Coaster website reveals now the identity of the girl on the picture, taken in 1979: Annmarie Solimini Adderley, from North Bergen, NJ.
“She just came wheeling into the shot. We didn’t see her face, she doesn’t park the bike. It’s sort of a cas(ual) thing a schoolkid would do, a younger person. It’s not that common”, said Bernstein.
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