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1982


1982-01-05 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR / JOLE BLON

With the Lord Gunner Group.
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1982-01-12 - ROYAL MANOR NORTH, NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ

LUCILLE / CAROL

Audience tape. With Nils Lofgren. Note that Royal Manor North was in North Brunswick, not New Brunswick. Thanks to Outlaw Pete NJ for the correction.
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1982-02-00 - THE POWER STATION, NEW YORK CITY, NY

OUT OF WORK / CLUB SOUL CITY / LOVE’S ON THE LINE / HOLD ON (TO WHAT YOU GOT) / ANGELYNE / ALL I NEED / RENDEZVOUS / SOUL DEEP

Sessions for Gary U.S. Bonds and probably the most extensive Springsteen involvement in any outside album project to date. Although Springsteen and Steve Van Zandt are listed as co-producers of all 11 tracks on the album, Bruce was actually involved with only eight of them – “Soul Deep” (the old Box Tops hit), plus the seven Springsteen songs, six of which were previously unreleased (“Rendezvous” had been covered by Greg Kihn in 1979). Bruce is not credited as playing or singing on the album but he did directly participate (along with the E Street Band) on most of them. Two or three additional Springsteen compositions were also recorded and considered during the Bonds sessions. All of the above-mentioned recordings were released on Bonds’ On The Line in June.
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1982-02-20 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ

AIN'T THAT A SHAME / MONEY / YOU CAN'T SIT DOWN

Audience tape. With Beaver Brown.
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1982-03-00 - WESTLAKE STUDIOS, LOS ANGELES, CA

PROTECTION

Springsteen and Roy Bittan fly to Los Angeles in early March to participate in a Quincy Jones-produced recording session for Donna Summer’s work-in-progress album. The session took place either on or about March 8th. After initially considering “Cover Me” for donation, Bruce opted to give Donna the stylistically similar “Protection”. The owner of Summer’s record label (David Geffen) was friends with Jon Landau and had asked if Bruce might have a spare song available for her. Springsteen contributed vocals and lead guitar at the session, with Bittan on piano. Several uncirculating alternate different takes of “Protection” were recorded in Los Angeles, included a Summer-Springsteen duet. Collectors note: a fake “duet’ version (made in the late 1990s by some fan by layering the official Summer version with a Springsteen studio outtake version) is in circulation. “Protection” was first released in August on Summer’s self-titled album.
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1982-04-09 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ

TWIST AND SHOUT

Audience tape. With Beaver Brown.
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1982-04-10 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ

LUCILLE / JERSEY GIRL / JOLE BLON / TWIST AND SHOUT

Audience tape. With Beaver Brown.
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1982-04-11 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ

LONG TALL SALLY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / PROUD MARY / CAROL

Audience tape. With John Eddie & the Front Street Runners. Later Bruce went to The Stone Pony.
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1982-04-11 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

After his performance with John Eddie & the Front Street Runners at Big Man's West, Bruce went The Stone Pony where the Cats On A Smooth Surface were playing but declined an invite to play on this particular occasion.
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1982-04-16 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ

TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT

With Clarence Clemons & The Red Bank Rockers.
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1982-04-25 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

Cats On A Smooth Surface perform at The Stone Pony. Bruce was present on this evening as he was on April 11th, but again declined to join the group onstage as he was finishing off Nebraska and wanted to save his voice.
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1982-05-02 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

LONG TALL SALLY / TWIST AND SHOUT

With Cats On A Smooth Surface. This was the start of a series of shows which grew in popularity and became well attended. Most of the songs that were performed with Bruce on any given night were either songs the band knew or quickly rehearsed with Bruce backstage at the Pony. He would then join them onstage after the last set at 2:30 AM where he, even at that hour, would put on an amazing show. Truly inspirational and energetic even though at that hour there would usually be thirty or forty people left in the audience (at the earlier jams) before Bruce took the stage.

After the third or fourth time that he sat in with Cats, word that he was making regular appearances Sundays at the Pony quickly got out and the regular crowd of about two-hundred people grew to a capacity crowd of over eight-hundred -- and that was every week whether he showed up or not . All local and national media had ongoing blurbs of his jams with Cats but neither the band nor the Stone Pony did any special advertising to exploit the fact that he played with them so regularly. The band felt privileged to have him there with them and would never sour that relationship.
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1982-05-08 - THE FAST LANE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

JOLE BLON / JERSEY GIRL / LUCILLE / AROUND AND AROUND

Audience tape. With Beaver Brown.
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1982-05-16 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ

TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT

With Clarence Clemons and the Band.
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1982-05-16 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

No set details known. With Cats On A Smooth Surface. In the years 1981 and 1982, the band consisted of members Bobby Bandiera on lead guitar/vocals, Harry Filkin on rhythm guitar/vocals, Peter Schulle on keyboards/vocals, Pete Gagen on drums, Ray Planet on saxophone and John Micco on Bass/vocals. They regularly performed a variety of new and vintage covers and original material at least five nights every week which would culminate with shows every Sunday night at the Pony.
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1982-05-23 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

CAROL / LONG TALL SALLY / TWIST AND SHOUT

With Cats On A Smooth Surface. This date was previously listed as being at the Fast Lane, but the Cats did not play at that venue at this time - they had the Sunday night residency at the Stone Pony. Interestingly, it was a fledgling Bon Jovi band that was the resident artiste at the Fast Lane, and he would jokingly complain about the lack of audiences at the Fast Lane on those Sunday nights blaming it on Bruce playing with Cats at the Pony and taking all the crowds from him.
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1982-05-29 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ

LITTLE LATIN LUPE LU / SUMMERTIME BLUES / AROUND AND AROUND / HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL (with Southside Johnny)

Audience tape. With Beaver Brown. Southside Johnny guests on "High School Confidential".
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1982-06-06 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

No details known. With Cats On A Smooth Surface.
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1982-06-12 - CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK CITY, NY

THE PROMISED LAND / RUNNING ON EMPTY

Springsteen performs at the Rally For Disarmament in Central Park. Attended by well over half a million people protesting against the nuclear arms race. Bruce performs two songs, accompanied by Jackson Browne. Others also participating include Joan Baez and Linda Ronstadt. Audience tape. This concert was broadcast live on WNEW radio in NYC and televised on Cable TV. Thanks to Sal for updated info.
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1982-06-12 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ

WALKING THE DOG / ROUTE 66 / CAROL

Audience tape (Unbooted). Following his appearance at the Rally For Disarmament in Central Park, Bruce performs with Sonny Kenn at Big Man's West.
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1982-06-13 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

HEARTBREAK HOTEL / AROUND AND AROUND / LUCILLE / KANSAS CITY / TWIST AND SHOUT

With Cats On A Smooth Surface.
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1982-06-20 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

COME ON, LET'S GO / LITTLE LATIN LUPE LU / SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN / AROUND AND AROUND / LUCILLE / TWIST AND SHOUT

With Cats On A Smooth Surface.
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1982-06-26 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ

LUCILLE

Audience tape. With Billy Chinnock.
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1982-06-27 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ

TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT

With Clarence Clemons and the Band.
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1982-06-27 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

COME ON, LET'S GO / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN / LUCILLE / AROUND AND AROUND / TWIST AND SHOUT

With Cats On A Smooth Surface.
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1982-07-17 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ

MONY MONY / BYE BYE JOHNNY / WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON / SHOUT

Audience tape. Springsteen makes a guest appearance with Pittsburgh-based The Iron City Houserockers (the group’s leader and frontman was Joe Grushecky). According to Grushecky this was the first time he had ever met Springsteen, let alone jammed with him - the start of a long friendship.
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1982-07-23 - MONMOUTH COUNTY FAIR, FREEHOLD, NJ

SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN / LONG TALL SALLY / CAROL / SHAKE / LAND OF 1000 DANCES

With Sonny Kenn & The Wild Ideas.
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1982-07-23 - THE FAST LANE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

TWENTY FLIGHT ROCK / BE-BOP-A-LULA / LONG TALL SALLY

Audience tape. Bruce joins rockabilly masters Stray Cats.
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1982-07-25 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

COME ON, LET'S GO / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / RAMROD / LUCILLE / AROUND AND AROUND / THE WANDERER / LONG TALL SALLY / TWIST AND SHOUT

Audience tape. With Cats On A Smooth Surface.
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1982-07-31 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ

SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN / READY TEDDY / RIP IT UP / AROUND AND AROUND / SWEET LITTLE ROCK AND ROLLER

Audience tape. First ever Springsteen performance in the U.S. of "Ready Teddy". With Sonny Kenn & The Wild Ideas.
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1982-08-01 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

RIP IT UP / COME ON OVER TO MY PLACE / COME ON, LET'S GO / LUCILLE / AROUND AND AROUND / TWIST AND SHOUT

With Cats On A Smooth Surface.
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1982-08-06 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ

READY TEDDY / LUCILLE / JERSEY GIRL / TWIST AND SHOUT

Audience tape. With Beaver Brown. Available on CDR "On The Prowl At Big Man's West" (Fanatic), part of the Kivak Master Series.
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1982-08-07 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ

READY TEDDY / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / JERSEY GIRL / DO YOU WANNA DANCE? / LUCILLE - ON THE PROWL / TWIST AND SHOUT

Audience tape, with Beaver Brown. “Lucille” includes a partial rendition (and first known public performance) of a brand new Springsteen composition called “On The Prowl”. Available on CDR "On The Prowl At Big Man's West" (Fanatic), part of the Kivak Master Series.
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1982-08-08 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

READY TEDDY / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / COME ON, LET'S GO / COME ON OVER TO MY PLACE / AROUND AND AROUND / LUCILLE - ON THE PROWL / TWIST AND SHOUT

Audience tape, with Cats On A Smooth Surface. As was the case the previous night Springsteen gives a partial performance of his new song “On The Prowl”, which is blended into a rendition of “Lucille”. Springsteen would give a complete, stand-alone performance of “On The Prowl” on October 3rd.
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1982-08-10 - SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY WEDDING RECEPTION, ASBURY PARK, NJ

No set details known. Wedding reception for Southside Johnny and his bride, Jill Glasner. The newly-formed 1982 lineup of The Asbury Jukes (with former E Street Band member Ernest "Boom" Carter on drums) provided the musical entertainment at the reception, along with “special guest” Bruce Springsteen. Most E Street Band and Asbury Jukes members (past and present) were in attendance.
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1982-08-13 - TOWER RECORDING STUDIOS, FARMINGDALE, NJ

Springsteen rehearsal with Cats On A Smooth Surface to prepare for the August 15th show. No verified setlist details but the songs are likely to have closely mirrored those actually played at that show (see listing below).
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1982-08-15 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

READY TEDDY / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / AROUND AND AROUND / JERSEY GIRL / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / HAVING A PARTY / DETROIT MEDLEY - SHAKE - SWEET SOUL MUSIC

Audience tape. With Cats On A Smooth Surface. After learning about The Cats upcoming fourth anniversary party that year held August 15th at the Pony, Bruce requested a special rehearsal with Cats three days earlier at Tower Recording Studios in Farmingdale, NJ (where Cats rehearsed) where they learned most of that evening's songs and medleys. Forty minutes of video footage filmed from the audience circulates.
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1982-08-23 - BRIGHTON BAR, LONG BRANCH, NJ

TWIST AND SHOUT

With Mama Tried.
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1982-08-30 - JON JON'S, WALL, NJ

With Cats On A Smooth Surface. This was an impromptu "take over the stage" jam after the band's yearly Stone Pony owner / band dinner outing to which Bruce was invited and did attend.
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1982-09-04 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ

FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / COME ON, LET'S GO / LUCILLE

Audience tape. With Beaver Brown. Also on the bill tonight is George Theiss, Springsteen's bandmate from The Castiles. Springsteen did not perform with Theiss. Brucebase reader Cliff, who attended the show, notes that Bruce arrived towards the end of Theiss's set and George spotted him sitting at the bar just as he finished his set. George then announced he was going to do one more for an old friend, or something to that effect, looking Bruce in the eye as he said it. Unfortunately Cliff can't remember what song George played. Thanks to Cliff for the information.
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1982-09-18 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ

FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / JOHNNY B. GOODE / LUCILLE / LETS TALK ABOUT US / CAROL / QUE SERA, SERA - BAMA LAMA BAMA LOO

Audience tape. With Dave Edmunds.
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1982-09-19 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

READY TEDDY / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / COME ON, LET'S GO / LUCILLE / COME ON OVER TO MY PLACE / AROUND AND AROUND / HAVING A PARTY / JERSEY GIRL / WOOLY BULLY / LOUIE LOUIE / HI-HEEL SNEAKERS / TWIST AND SHOUT

With Cats On A Smooth Surface.
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1982-09-21 - PEPPERMINT LOUNGE, NEW YORK CITY, NY

FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME)

Soundboard tape. With Dave Edmunds. This was the second Peppermint Lounge, located at 100 5th Ave. The first was a popular discotheque that closed in 1965.
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1982-09-25 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

READY TEDDY / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / COME ON OVER TO MY PLACE / AROUND AND AROUND / LUCILLE / TWIST AND SHOUT

Audience tape. With Cats On A Smooth Surface.
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1982-09-29 - ON BROADWAY, WESTWOOD, NJ

AROUND AND AROUND / TWIST AND SHOUT

Bruce joins Billy Rancher & The Unreal Gods onstage for two songs.
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1982-10-03 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / COME ON, LET'S GO / AROUND AND AROUND / OPEN ALL NIGHT / JERSEY GIRL / ON THE PROWL / DO YOU WANNA DANCE? / LUCILLE / WOOLY BULLY / LOUIE LOUIE / ROCK BABY ROCK / COME ON OVER TO MY PLACE / HAVING A PARTY / TWIST AND SHOUT

Audience tape. With Cats On A Smooth Surface. Live premiere of "Open All Night" and "On The Prowl" is now a separate song.
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1982-10-00 - CLOVER STUDIOS, LOS ANGELES, CA

PINK CADILLAC

Springsteen drops in to visit Chuck Plotkin and Toby Scott, who are the respective Producer and Recording Engineer for Bette Midler’s work-in-progress album No Frills. Springsteen donates his (at the time) unreleased and never-performed song “Pink Cadillac” to the Midler project. It is unclear if a pre-recorded demo was submitted or if Bruce spent some time teaching on-hand session musicians the song. The actual Midler recording of the song took place a couple of weeks later, but Springsteen wasn’t involved in that formal session. Midler gave the public world debut of “Pink Cadillac” on December 8th in Portland, Oregon. The song was performed as the show opener during Midler’s entire December 1982 – September 1983 Tour. However, the Midler live version (which apparently mirrors her studio version) is a major adaptation, with Bruce’s middle lyric verse removed and additional lyrics of a song by John David Martin called “Cadillac Walk” sequenced into the end of Bruce’s song. Although Midler was allowed to perform the song in that arrangement throughout the tour, Springsteen, after hearing the Midler studio version, would not allow her to release it on her July 1983 No Frills album. “Pink Cadillac-Cadillac Walk” was pulled from the album and replaced by a Midler cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Beast Of Burden”.
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1982-11-27 - CLUB LINGERIE, HOLLYWOOD, CA

TWIST AND SHOUT

Audience tape. Bruce joins Jimmy & The Mustangs onstage for one song.
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1982-12-03 - THE KEYSTONE, PALO ALTO, CA

LUCILLE / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME)

With Clarence Clemons and the Band. Clarence played two shows tonight, Bruce makes a surprise guest appearance for the late, 11pm gig.
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1982-12-31 - HARKNESS HOUSE FOR BALLET ARTS, NEW YORK CITY, NY

JOLE BLON / I'M A ROCKER / HUNGRY HEART / SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / SHOUT

The wedding reception for Steve Van Zandt and his bride Maureen Santoro. The wedding itself features Percy Sledge singing "When A Man Loves A Woman" as the couple walk down the aisle. The ceremony is performed by the Reverend Richard Penniman (Little Richard). Music is supplied by Lester Chambers & The Chamber Brothers who are joined by best man Bruce and various other guests (including Gary U.S. Bonds, Southside Johnny and the E Street Band) on the above songs at the reception.
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