Thursday, April 17, 2008

Bruce Springsteen Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.

Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. was the first album recorded by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, released in 1973, and sold about 25,000 copies in the first year.

Side one

1. "Blinded by the Light" – 5:04
2. "Growin' Up" – 3:05
3. "Mary Queen of Arkansas" – 5:21
4. "Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?" – 2:05
5. "Lost in the Flood" – 5:17

Side two

1. "The Angel" – 3:24
2. "For You" – 4:40
3. "Spirit in the Night" – 4:59
4. "It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City" – 3:13

Blinded By the Light Lyrics often cause confusion:
A version of the song recorded by Manfred Mann's Earth Band was a major hit, reaching #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 on 19 February 1977. As of 2007, the Manfred Mann's Earth Band recording of "Blinded by the Light" is still Springsteen's only Number 1 single as a songwriter on the Hot 100. The chorus of the song (Manfred Mann version) features the commonly misunderstood lyric, "Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night." ("Deuce" refers to a '32 Ford Deuce Coupe.) Many listeners hear the word "douche" in place of "deuce."

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