Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bruce Springsteen - War

Okay, just for the fun of it, here is the video of "War" from the last of the Born in the USA shows. As a bonus bit of Springsteen trivia, the reason you see him holding his left arm in sort of a funny way is that he has the lyrics taped there. Jon Landau had only recently suggested Bruce and the band do this song, and Bruce barely had time to teach it to the band, so by show time, he felt, to be on the safe side, he would keep the words taped to his arm, in case he needed them. Of course this song features the great drumming of Mighty Max Weinberg, and also the guitar work of Nils Lofgren. A warning, this song starts off suddenly with a downright "war"like attack on the ear drums. Consider yourself warned.

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