ACTION IN THE STREETS

Live 28 Feb 1977 version


Are you out there!
Are you alive!
Are you alive!
Are you alive!
Are you alive!
One, two, three!

Don't move, listen now to what I'm saying
Hey you, better get up if you plan to be staying
And get loose, you gotta live for what the band is playing
Whoa whoa, whoa whoa, whoa whoa
Tonight, there's action in the street all night
We're bopping to the big beat, go
Get up on your feet and roll

That's cool, because dancing ??? just my speed
And hey cool, if action is the thing you need
Well don't fool, I'm satisfaction guaranteed
Whoa whoa, whoa whoa, whoa whoa
Tonight, there's action in the street all night
We're bopping to the big beat, go
Get on your feet and roll

The Miami Horns!
Keep moving!

Well hey ???, well don't let the little girls sigh
Understand, you just move your body side to side
Raise your hand, shout until you're satisfied
Whoa whoa, whoa whoa, whoa whoa
Tonight, there's action in the street all night
We're bopping to the big beat, go
Get up on your feet and roll

C!
C!

Whoa!

Your move!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 28 Feb 1977 performance of ACTION IN THE STREETS at Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO, during what is known as The Lawsuit Tour.

Promotional ad for the 28 Feb 1977 show at Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
Promotional ad for the 28 Feb 1977 show at Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
(Taken from Brucebase)
Ticket stub for the 28 Feb 1977 show at Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
Ticket stub for the 28 Feb 1977 show at Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
(Taken from Brucebase)

Despite the marvelous reception received by both Born To Run and the tour which followed, the relationship between Bruce Springsteen and his now former manager and producer Mike Appel was deteriorating. In July 1976 the storm broke; Mike Appel wrote to Springsteen saying that he would not allow Jon Landau (Springsteen's friend and co-producer of Born To Run) to produce the next album, citing a particular paragraph from their original agreement. Springsteen replied on 27 Jul 1976 by firing manager Mike Appel and suing him and his management company Laurel Canyon Ltd. in Federal Court in Manhattan, claiming fraud, breach of trust, and undue influence. Appel counter-sued on 29 Jul 1976 in New York State Supreme Court, asking the court to prohibit Springsteen and Jon Landau from working together in studio. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band were slated to enter the studio that year for the recording of a new album, except that on 15 Sep 1976 the judge in the lawsuits case ruled that Springsteen was enjoined from any further recording with Columbia Records until Appel's suit was resolved. This would drag for about a year. Meanwhile, Springsteen continued gigging, and in the process broke his self-imposed rule of not playing the larger arenas. This was basically because he was not able to put a record out, and it was the only way his fans would be able to hear him at all. The tour became known as "The Lawsuit Tour" (62 know dates, August 1976 to March 1977).

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Available Versions

List of available versions of ACTION IN THE STREETS on this website:

ACTION IN THE STREETS [Live 07 Feb 1977 version]
ACTION IN THE STREETS [Live 08 Feb 1977 version]
ACTION IN THE STREETS [Live 13 Feb 1977 version]
ACTION IN THE STREETS [Live 22 Feb 1977 version]
ACTION IN THE STREETS [Live 28 Feb 1977 version]
ACTION IN THE STREETS [Live 22 Mar 1977 version]

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