Story 1993-06-24 East Rutherford, NJ
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24.06.93 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Adam Raised a Cain´
´´Thank you and good evening….thank you, thanks for coming out….we´re here tonight for the Community Foodbank of New Jersey, the Food and Hunger Hotline…World Hunger Year…”

24.06.93 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´This Hard Land´
´´Oh, thank you….thank you, thanks….this is a, this is a song I wrote, uh, in the mid-80´s, I think, and uh (cheers) might be one of the shitty ones, don´t get all excited….I never recorded it , I never got around to recording it, I guess it´s kind of about….friendship and trying to hold on to some last shred of, of your idealism….in face of the times….(?)…this is a song called ´This Hard Land´, I´ll do it for Stevie tonight !….”

24.06.93 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Atlantic City´
´´This is a song about running out of choices….and uh….I guess finding out what you´re capable of….”

24.06.93 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´My Hometown´
´´(?) we´re here tonight for, uh, as I said earlier, the Community Foodbank of New Jersey, the Food and Hunger Hotline….World Hunger Year, these are all organizations that are out there through to Republicans, through to Democrats….and uh….trying to help resolve the growing problem of hunger that we still have here in the States….we started back in ´85 on the ´U.S.A´-tour, I met a lot of these folks and we did work for some of these organizations and rather than getting better, folks are telling me that it´s just getting worse, more people need help and assistance, these are organizations that are in the process of (?) feed people but help them find work, help them find….help them piece their lives together and they need money and they need volunteers….I´d like to take this opportunity to thank all you folks that voluntereed the last time we were around doing this, I know there´s a lot of you people that´ve been out there and that´ve worked very steadily every week, they told me, since, since we came here in ´85 and started talking about it…all I wanna say is that´s why we´re here tonight, help ´em out if you got some time, if you got some free cash….they need you out there….”

24.06.93 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Man´s Job´
´´My shoe !….damn, I gotta get another one…..gotta get a boot !….I need a boot….man, she got it, she can have it….but in the meantime….does this bus stop ?….need an acoustic ….oh, how kind, somebody sent me a spare….I got that one, I need the other one !….(a woman comes to the stage and puts the boot back on Bruce´s foot)….that´s sex, baby, right there …(?)…well, given that one, I gotta go right into this….are you ready, Bobby ? ….(?)….”

24.06.93 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Roll of the Dice´
´´Raise ´em up now….are you ready to roll with me now ? (cheers) that´s good….´cause I can feel it coming, baby….I can feel it coming now…I can feel it coming….I´ve been searching for so long….yeah, I´ve been searching for so long….and I can feel it coming now….oh, I can feel it rising….are you ready now ? (cheers) let´s go….
(….) Bring it down, band….that´s good….that´s good….that´s good…..one more time (drumming)….ladies and gentlemen, I´m so glad to be here tonight….I´m so glad to be here back in my hometown…..but we´re here tonight with a purpose….we´re here tonight to bring you a message….got meaningful reasons….to be here tonight….and what I want to tell you is….I´ve traveled around the world….I´ve kissed all kinds of girls….and there´s only thing….that I know is true….there´s only one thing that I know is real….that´s you can touch it and feel and feel it in your life….it change the way (?)…and what that thing is ….and you can run from it and you can hide….but my great hero Solomon Burke once said ….he said….Everybody needs somebody….”
(….) Thanks, we´re gonna take a short break then we´re gonna be right back to turn your insides out, so see you in a little while, ok ?….”

24.06.93 East Rutherford, NJ, middle of ´Light of Day´
´´I drove thousands of miles just to get here tonight….I´ve been around the world twice to get here tonight….and I´m here tonight with a reason….I´m here tonight because I know you´re downhearted….I know you´re disappointed….I know you´re disenchanted….I know you´re depressed….I know there´s 57 fucking channels and nothing on….and I´m here tonight to say that I…I….I….I…..I….I know there´s a cure…..I know there´s a cure….I want to tell you something that´s gonna bring you hope….bring a little faith….bring a little love into your life….increase your sexual prowess….and I want to tell you that I…I….I….I….I wanna tell you that I….I…I….I….I….I got a confession to make that I….I….I…I….I….I…..I ….I….I….I said that I….I…I…I…I´m just a prisoner….of rock and roll !….”

24.06.93 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Settle for Love´
´´Thank you….I´d like to bring up a friend of mine, uh, we met in Ireland….we just finished a couple of months playing in Europe and uh….we were in Dublin one night and I came and played his show, he came and played at mine, he´s a great, great, great rocker out of Texas, Mr. Joe Ely, gonna come up and sing a song….”

24.06.93 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Glory Days´
´´Joe Ely, he´s got a record out now called Love and Danger, enough people ain´t heard it, he´s great, if you can, pick it up, alright….we got a cast of thousands tonight, uh…. who´s back there ?….who´s back there ? (Steve comes onstage)….oh, my Lord !….alright, come on, let´s do it…”

24.06.93 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Thunder Road´
´´(?)….thank you, thank you….oh….alright, can´t start the summer without this song….oh, I´d like to thank, uh….all my loyal New Jersey fans, thank you very much….oh yeah, thanks….”

24.06.93 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´It´s Been a Long Time´
´´One, two, alright….come on out, alright, South….uh….(?) just in from, I won´t say it (Southside: ´Lord have mercy´) just back from, I won´t say it (Southside lived in Connecticut at the time) he used to live in New Jersey, now he lives in, I won´t say it…. (Southside : ´Leave me alone now´)….(Southside: ´Yeah baby´)(?) the inevitable…. Southside….(Southside: ´Here´s a song for all the people that kept faith in rock and roll, like Top-10 Scotty out there, all the people who´ve dedicated their life to rock and roll, this song is for you´) alright, if you say so (chuckles)….”

24.06.93 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Born to Run´
´´Alright….damn….can´t (?) the Big Man here without doing this one….it´s the Jersey set here….only in the Garden State !….”

24.06.93 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Blowin´Down This Old Dusty Road´
´´Once again I wanna remind you that we´re here tonight for the Community Foodbank of New Jersey, the Food and Hunger Hotline, World Hunger Year….we started the show with a Woody Guthrie song (?) this one right here and uh, once again remind you that, uh ….they can use your help, they need some volunteers who work during the week, if you have any spare time, they could use….they can always use some cash…..if you get a chance, look into them and see what you could do….come on, Joe….”

24.06.93 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Havin´a Party´ (following ´Blowin´Down This Old Dusty Road´)
´´´A´ for effort (chuckles) alright, what do we got here ?….come on, man, South, come on up one more time….(Southside: ´Everybody gets to sing on this one ?´) oh yeah (Southside: ´You´re the Boss, man´)….”

24.06.93 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´Jersey Girl´
´´Hell, we don´t know nothing else….(long pause)….oh, you´re going too far now, we don´t know that one (chuckles) but….we´ll stick with our theme here….(?) I need the words….”

24.06.93 East Rutherford, NJ, intro to ´It´s Alright´ (following ´Jersey Girl´)
´´Max Weinberg on the drums….yeah….(?) starts this, uh….I´ll give you guys when to kick in, alright ?….alright….I wanna thank everybody for coming out tonight, thank you…. I wanna thank all my friends who showed up tonight to kick it in for the foodbanks…all the old boys….”

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