Acoustic,  Rock

The Boss’ Lost Radio Show

It’s been a while since I’ve paid homage to the Boss, so tonight is the night. On March 9th, 1974, a 24 year old Bruce and the boys strolled into Houston’s KLOL-FM for a sit down interview and performance. The show made its way on to a bootleg entitled ‘The Lost Radio Show’. It’s an amazing snapshot of Bruce’s life at the time. ‘Born to Run‘ would be released a year later, and he had released his 2nd album ‘The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle‘ several months earlier (Sept. 11, 1973).

So here’s my picks. “The Fever” is a Bruce-penned tune that stayed in the vaults until it was finally released on 1999’s ‘18 Tracks‘. “Something you Got” was written by New Orleans native Chris Kenner (1929-1976), and was covered by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Dr. John, and Jimmy Johnson. Kenner is best known for writing “Land of 1000 Dances”.

Bruce Springsteen:
The Fever (mp3)
Something you Got (mp3)

2 Comments

  • countrygrrrl

    showing that bruce is still the BOSS and there isn’t anyone even close to grab the crown…love both these tracks, i had never heard either of them before and they are blasting out of my headphones right now….

  • britt

    Awesome… these are GREAT! I have been searching for “The Lost Radiol Show” since I saw this blogged and I can not locate it anywhere. Can you help me find it? I have the complete Liberty Hall shows…which was apparently the same night as this broadcast, but these are so much better!

    Please help!

    Britt
    britt.boas@comcast.net

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