As promised, I've got one more Friday Bruce Fix for you featuring videos from his River tour stop in Montreal in early 1981. This wraps up a four week run in which I was able to share with you 12 songs from that 31 song concert. If I find any more, perhaps I'll feature them in a future fix.
'Independence Day' made it's concert debut on the 'Darkness on the Edge of Town' tour in 1978 and then later made it onto 'The River' double album in 1980. The arrangement evolved a bit over that time, and as the spoken lead-in story makes clear, the song is not just about a son's relationship with his father, but about Bruce's own relationship with his father.
I realize I featured 'Drive All Night' just a few weeks ago, but I hope you won't mind hearing it again so soon. Can't have too much of a good thing, right? In any case, with the 'Wrecking Ball' tour getting under way in a few short weeks without Clarence Clemons, I'm happy with the fact that we get a double shot of his soulful sax in today's fix. We also get a pretty damn fine vocal from Bruce.