Story 1973-01-31 New York City, NY
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31.01.73 New York City, NY, intro to ‘Mary Queen of Arkansas’
”I just had a harrowing experience comin’ up here, I stepped in Pepsi Cola….Now the bottom of my sneakers , they’re stickin’ to the rug….That ends the comedy part of the show (chuckles)…..”

31.01.73 New York City, NY, intro to ”Bishop Danced”
” This next song is a …a nonsense…a kind of a nonsense song….It’s…I’ll give you a quick rundown …It’s about a bishop and his wife and this violin player in West Virginia….It’s about how a daughter lost her mother to mathematics out on a business trip in Detroit ….Ah, it’s about ah…..It has a Top 40 hook part (crowd laughs)….that if we knew the words, everybody could sing to it….Ah, about pancakes and this guy named Muskrat….who lives in Richmond, Virginia…who I met when I was playin’ down there…he plays saxophone….Ah, it’s about-ah …James Garner when he was very popular years ago…in his part-Brit-Bert (?) ‘Maverick’-tv-shows…And it was a well-known Hollywood secret that he had an affair with a mad woman with one eye (crowd laughs)….Uh….Uh….It’s about uh….Oh, it’s about this little boy who told his father that the Indians are still in the woods, only nobody sees ‘em…And uh….It’s about sexual pathos of elderly choirboys in Butte, Montana…(?)…You know, it’s…. We’re really…the band, we go around all these places…and like our big thrill is that we copy accents and we go like….where were we last week ? Chicago….Chicago and that’s nutty….It’s like Chicago’s like a big….one big hit town….and…..it was nice, though….”

31.01.73 New York City, NY, intro to ‘Circus Song’
(Bruce plays a riff from Heat Wave by Martha and the Vandellas) ”Watchout ! Is the brass section alright ? Let me hear you !” (the lone sound of Garry Tallent’s tuba). ”Good….Can you give me so highs on this guitar or turn it down or something?….Is the (?) mike on?…This is a song about ah carnivals…that come around to your part….uh….grammar schools…when you’re pretty much any age and set up in a parking lot….Let’s go….”

31.01.73 New York City, NY, intro to ‘Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?’
”This is a song about New York City and I wanna dedicate it to uh…uh..buses….”

31.01.73 New York City, NY, intro to ‘Thundercrack’
”This is a song about my girlfriend who lives in New Jersey….And is 21” (somebody in the band yells ”16”).
(….) Ok, kids, we got a new dance…It’s called ‘The Limp’….You don’t have to stand up or nothing (?)….all you gotta do is go limp…you can do it with your pimp…you can do it on a plimp…you can do it with a chimp…..This is the really important part of the number where the band is…..”

31.01.73 New York City, NY, (late show), intro to ´The Saga of the Architect Angel´
´´Uh, this is, uh….a song I wrote for John Wayne, I think….it´s a Western number….´´

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