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Tuscaloosa News, 01/09/78.

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29.09.78 Birmingham, AL, intro to ‘Heartbreak Hotel’:
”Here’s a song, uh....it was written by....by a lady called Mae Axton in 1955.....Hoyt Axton’s mother.....and....I was a little (?) about somebody’s mother writing.....’Heart-break Hotel’ , but uh (chuckles)....this song is one of my favorite Elvis Presley songs... down at the end of lonely street....”

29.09.78 Birmingham, AL, intro to ‘Factory’:
”I grew up in this town, Freehold, New Jersey (cheers)....it was about....it’s a small town, about 10,000 people....my father worked at this plant, this factory here for a long time.....(?)....they built it way down in the end of lonely street....”

29.09.78 Birmingham, AL, intro to ‘Thunder Road’:
”1974, I was....I was walking by this movie theatre....and saw this poster in the window, it was a Robert Mitchum movie....it was about these moonshiners down south (cheers)....and uh....I took the title and I wrote this song....but I didn’t think there was ever like....a place that was like this, you know, or there was ever gonna be a place....and uh...me and Steve and two friends of ours, we drove....drove out to Reno, Nevada ‘bout last summer sometime....along the side of the road....there was this house that this....indian had built out of stuff he’d scavanged off the desert....and uh....out in front he had, uh....had a sign, a picture of Geronimo, over top it said ‘Landlord’....and a big white sign painted in blue that said.....’This is the land of peace, love, justice and no mercy’....and it pointed down this little dirt road , said ‘Thunder Road’......(no harmonica intro when there is supposed to be) I have my harmonica upside down (harmonica intro)....”

29.09.78 Birmingham, AL, intro to ‘Point Blank’:
”This is uh....here’s a new song, this is a song that, uh....I wrote.....just after I’d finished the Darkness album.....this is called, uh....Point Blank.....”

29.09.78 Birmingham, AL, intro to ‘The Fever’:
”Who’s the guys (?) ‘Fever’ ? (chuckles)....(?)....Southside Johnny, no....this is for I don’t know whoever who was screaming that song, alright...this is a song that we recorded....it was like, it was during.....we were making of Greetings from Asbury Park and we recorded this song about.....oh....alright....this is long....(?)....(someone : ”Rosalita!”) oh, I get to that, we get to that one....(?)....”

29.09.78 Birmingham, AL, intro to ‘Born to Run’:
”I wanna thank everybody for coming down to the show tonight (cheers)....we don’t get down here too much and....last time we were down here, you guys must’ve all been outta town, so (chuckles)....(?)....”

29.09.78 Birmingham, AL, intro to ‘Detroit Medley’:
”Fasten your seatbelts....”

29.09.78 Birmingham, AL, middle of ´Backstreets´
´´Baby, I remember you....little girl, I....I remember you....and I know you remember me too....you were standing on the corner....standing on the corner....of Richmond Avenue....and you had your hair up high and that look in your eye at every boy that was passing you by.... and back then I swore....baby, I swore....that I´d drive all night....that I´d drive all night.... that I´d drive all night....that I´d drive all night long....anytime anyplace....anywhere just to buy you some shoes.....and to taste your tender charms....to have you hold me in your arms .....and for just one kiss.....girl.....just one kiss.....baby, just one kiss and a look from your sad eyes.....a look from your sad eyes.....you had such lonely, sad eyes....and the tears come falling down....like the rain come falling down.....and me, baby, I played your fool, yes I did, yes I did, baby, I was your fool.....I thought that I could stop some of your crying.....that I could stop some of your crying, that I could stop some of your crying, that I could stop some of your crying.....but I didn´t know....that baby´d been lying, didn´t you now ? baby, you´d been lying, weren´t you now ? baby, you´d been lying, weren´t you ? baby, you´d been lying ....and now you´re back.....so now you´ve come back, so now you´ve come back.....well, baby I´m back too.....and I found out.....I found out.....we´ve got to stop, little girl, you´ve got to stop, little girl, you´ve got to stop, little girl, you´ve got to stop, little girl, you´ve got to stop, little girl, you´ve got to stop, little girl, you´ve got to stop, stop, stop, stop, STOP....´´

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