ACTION IN THE STREETS

Live 22 Mar 1977 version


Whoa!

I got a question tonight. All I wanna know, all I wanna know, is are you alive!
Are you alive!
Are you alive!
I don't believe it
Are you alive!
Are you alive!
Are you alive!
One, two, three!

Come on

Hey you, now don't move while you listen now to what I'm saying
And hey you, well you better get up if you plan to be staying
And get loose, oh 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, I wanna tell you, well that dancing ??? just my speed
And hey cool, if action is the thing you need
Well don't fool, because the kid's satisfaction guaranteed
That's whoa whoa, whoa whoa, whoa whoa
Well tonight, there's action in the street all night
We're bopping to the big beat, go
Get on your feet and roll

Ladies and gentlemen, the Miami Horns, ???!

Hey now, well hey man, well now don't let the little girls sigh
Understand, and you just move your body side to side
Raise your hand, raise them up, 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

Now this is the serious part. Are you ready for the serious part?
Let's rock!

[Spoken outro:] The Miami Horns. The Big Man on the saxophone.


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 22 Mar 1977 performance of ACTION IN THE STREETS at Music Hall in Boston, MA, during what is known as The Lawsuit Tour.

Promotional ad for the March 1977 four-night at Music Hall, Boston, MA
Promotional ad for the March 1977 four-night at Music Hall, Boston, MA
(Taken from Brucebase)
Ticket stub for the 22 Mar 1977 show at Music Hall, Boston, MA
Ticket stub for the 22 Mar 1977 show at Music Hall, Boston, MA
(Thanks Steve Hopkins)

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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