Story 1973-07-31 Roslyn, NY
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31.07.73 Roslyn, NY, intro to ´´Sandy”
”Here we are….on the radio….dammit, radio’s a nervous business….we played at , uh, Max’s Kansas City a few weeks ago (applause)….crowd’s ready, crowd’s ready and (chuckles)…some cat came up at the joint, said ‘Hey, what’s Asbury Park really like ?’ …..so I played him this song…..”

31.07.73 Roslyn, NY, intro to ´´Spirit in the Night”
”Ah, that was……testing….testing….testing, that was Dave Sancious on the piano (applause)…..oh….this is a record that they put out….after they put out the……first single….psssh, straight to the bottom of the charts (chuckles)…..then they put this one out….and uh., miraculously it followed suit, you know (chuckles)…..right down (chuckles)….it’s lonely at the bottom, right (chuckles)…..”

31.07.73 Roslyn, NY, intro to ‘Does This Bus Stop at the 82nd Street?’
”Oh, well….we flew….we were in , uh….California yesterday….in, uh…..San Francisco …funny city….all ups and downs…..really has its ups and downs (laughs a fake laugh) …..and uh…..and uh…..we usually, we….when , when you’re famous (laughter), you usually fly…..I gotta, I gotta explain it….you usually fly on, uh….you know, airplanes, big airplanes, right ?…..so….we were flying on these 747’s, right…. which were really nice because…..they’re gigantic, gives you that false sense of security, you know… there’s people at the bar, somebody’s playing the piano…..you know…and…. and …. they showed a movie…..you know, it’s uh….it’s comforting…. but uh……when we played in Syracuse with Chicago …..we had to fly on (?)…..yeah, you know…..with the ducks on the wings (laughter)…..yeah, ducks on the wings….where the …you know, the plane’s gonna crash, the pilot says he’s going for help….. jumps out with his parachute (laughs)….oh, you’re better off taking a bus…..”

31.07.73 Roslyn, NY, intro to ‘New York City Serenade’
´´Thank you very much….we’re gonna bring our band, band onstage now and do….. do some more….I gotta say that or the folks out there in the radioland don’t know what’s going on…. yeah…..(?)…..(tuning instruments)….that’s pretty good…..see, when you become rich and famous…..like…..like us guys…..you get all these fancy instruments…. put all them union cats outta business……it’s (?) (chuckles)……alright, let’s…..this is a song called….’New York City Serenade’….´´

31.07.73 Roslyn, NY, intro to ‘It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City’
´´Just remembered of, uh…..a song…..A many a tear….but if (laughs)(somone yells) what ? ….´It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City’…oh, you guys say that all the time now….we ain’t ever gonna play that song (chuckles)…..but it is hard…..´´

31.07.73 Roslyn, NY, intro to ‘You Mean So Much to Me Baby’
´´Oh, about, uh…..two years ago, two or three years ago….we had a ten-piece band…. big band, horns, girls singing…..and this song was written way, oh……back about then….´bout, what year is this ? 73 ?….yeah…in…..about two….´bout ‘70, ‘71….right ? (chuckles)….´´

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