BAD MOON RISING

Live 18 Jun 1988 version


Well I see
Well I see a bad moon rising
Yeah I see the end coming soon
Well I hear earthquakes and lightning
Yeah I hear the voice of rage and ruin

Well don't go out tonight
It's bound to take your life
Yeah there's a bad moon on the rise

Well I see the rivers overflowing
I hear the troubles on this way
Yeah I hear that hurricane blowin'
Well I've seen some bad times today

Well now don't go out tonight
It's bound to take your life
Baby there's a bad moon on the rise
Alright now!

Well I hope you have got your shit together
I hope you are quite prepared to die
Well it looks like we're in for nasty weather
Yeah one eye is taken for an eye

Well don't go out tonight
It's bound to take your life
Baby there's a bad moon on the rise

Yeah don't go out tonight
Well it's bound to take your life
Baby there's a bad moon on the rise
Come on!

Yeah now don't go out tonight
Well it's bound to take your life
Baby there's a bad moon on the rise

Well don't go out tonight
Well it's bound to take your life
Baby there's a bad moon on the rise
One more time!

Alright! Thank you. Merci.


Info

BAD MOON RISING is a 1969 song by Creedence Clearwater Revival. See the original Creedence Clearwater Revival version for more details.

Live 18 Jun 1988 version

The above lyrics are for the live 18 Jun 1988 performance of BAD MOON RISING at Chateau De Vincennes in Paris, France, during a guest appearance at the S.O.S. Racism Concert. The song was played in a solo acoustic arrangement.


Live History: on-tour

BAD MOON RISING was reportedly sound-checked prior to the 05 Jan 1985 show in Hampton, VA, (as far as it's known) but it was not performed on any of the Born In the U.S.A. Tour's regular shows.

BAD MOON RISING was sound-checked prior to the 17 May 1993 show in Mannheim, Germany, (as far as it's known) but it was not performed on any of World Tour 1992-1993's regular shows.

In preparation for the Vote For Change Tour, BAD MOON RISING is known to have been practiced during one of the tour's three private rehearsals that took place from 27 to 29 Sep 2004 in Asbury Park.

  1. 29 Sep 2004 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)

BAD MOON RISING was performed 3 times during the Vote For Change Tour (7 dates, October 2004). On this tour, the song was played as a duet with John Fogerty.

  1. 02 Oct 2004 at Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH
  2. 08 Oct 2004 at TD Waterhouse Centre, Orlando, FL
  3. 13 Oct 2004 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

BAD MOON RISING was performed once times during the Wrecking Ball Tour (133 dates, March 2012 to September 2013), on 24 Jul 2013 at First Direct Arena in Leeds, England.

  1. 24 Jul 2013 at First Direct Arena, Leeds, England

Live History: off-tour

BAD MOON RISING was performed off-tour on 31 Oct 1987 at McLoone's Rum Runner in Sea Bright, NJ, with the E Street Band (minus Nils Lofgren and Clarence Clemons), during a surprise appearance at the club. No audio recording of this gig is known to exist.

BAD MOON RISING was performed off-tour on 18 Jun 1988 at Chateau De Vincennes in Paris, France, during a guest appearance at the S.O.S. Racism Concert, which was broadcast on TV in France. The song was played in a solo acoustic arrangement.

  1. 31 Oct 1987 at McLoone's Rum Runner, Sea Bright, NJ

Between 2002 and 2011, Bruce Springsteen played private benefit shows for schools and colleges that his kids attended — Rumson Country Day School of Rumson, NJ, and Ranney School of Tinton Falls, NJ, and Boston College of Chestnut Hill, MA. BAD MOON RISING was performed at one of these fundraisers, at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, and backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band.

  1. 10 Apr 2005 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Rumson Country Day School)

Available Versions

List of available versions of BAD MOON RISING on this website:

BAD MOON RISING [Live 18 Jun 1988 version]
BAD MOON RISING [Live 02 Oct 2004 version]
BAD MOON RISING [Original Creedence Clearwater Revival version]

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