11/20/2007

Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run 1975


Bruce Springsteen Born to Run Iconic Record Album
Bruce Springsteen Born to Run Iconic Record Album
Tramps like us, baby we were born to run

Bruce Springsteen was somewhat of an underground rock and roll legend before his Born To Run album hit the charts in 1975. In 1973 Springsteen released his first album, Greetings From Asbury Park and followed that up just months later with The Wild, The Innocent, And The E Street Shuffle. Both albums scored minimal success in the top 40 yet the word spread and Springsteen was ready to emerge from the velvet underground.

Born To Run opened with the tune Thunder Road, a ballad that quickly turned into a hard rock almost ghostly tale of a high school romance on the verge of going sour. The boy decided to make one more attempt to win Mary's heart as he sang.....


Well I got this guitar
And I learned how to make it talk
And my cars out back
If you're ready to take that long walk
From your front porch to my front seat
The doors open but the ride it ain't free


The album jacket revealed a candid photo of Springsteen with his hand in his hair and the lyrics to all the songs. The following is the beginning of Thunder Road.
The screen door slams
Mary's dress waves
Like a vision she dances across the porch
As the radio plays
Roy Orbison singling for the lonely
Hey that's me and I want you only
Don't turn me home again
I just can't face myself alone again
Don't run back inside
Darling you know just what I'm here for
So you're scared and you're thinking
That maybe we ain't that young anymore
Show a little faith, there's magic in the night
You ain't a beauty buy hey you're alright
Oh and that's alright with me


The right side of the jacket continued with the rest of the lyrics of the songs. The albums hit song, Born To Run, ended with these powerful lyrics.
Someday girl, I don't know when
We're gonna get to that place
Where we really want to go
And we'll walk in the sun
But till then tramps like us
Baby we were born to run


The back cover of Born To Run has a photo of saxophone player and E Street band member Clarence Clemons and also displayed the song titles of the album.

Thunder Road
Tenth Avenue Free Out
Night
Backstreets
Born To Run
She's The One
Meeting Across The River
Jungleland


Band members and associates are....

Garry Tallent, Max Weinberg, Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Suki Lahav, Danny Federici, Steve Van Zandt.

This album had all the ingredients to become a blockbuster album and it did not disappoint. Born To Run stayed on the top 40 for many weeks and continued to build the reputation of the rocker from New Jersey.

Hey Eddie, can you catch us a ride?


Born To Run Lyrics
Born To Run Lyrics

Lyrics To Born To Run Album
Lyrics To Born To Run Album

Born To Run Album Back Cover
Born To Run Album Back Cover



LURKING AND ROCKING ON THE GRASSY KNOLL

2 comments:

  1. I can't tell you how much I loved this album back when I was a teenager!! I owned all of Springsteen's albums and this was my favorite.

    Through the years I've enjoyed all of his albums but something went wrong one day that has left a sour taste in my mouth and every time I go to listen to one of his tracks I pause and reconsider.

    What went wrong was the last time I saw him in concert. It was at Fenway Park in Boston - the first every concert to be held there. Bruce decided to blast Dick Cheeny and the republican party in between songs. Perhaps it's a pet peeve of mine, but I did not go to see this artist talk about politics, I went to hear music.

    The bottom line is... I wish I never attended the concert as I could be listening to him right now.

    Cheers,

    Jim

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  2. Good point Jim. You paid good money for a music concert, not to hear someone's political views. Bono and U2 are getting that way as well as many celebrity and rock stars.
    Just play the damn music, leave the politics to the crooks.....

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