DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET?

Live 31 May 1973 (WGOE-FM) version


One, two, three, four

Well, hey bus driver, keep the change, bless your children, give 'em names
Don't trust men who walk with canes
Drink this and you'll grow wings on your feet
Broadway Mary, Joan Fontaine, advertiser on a downtown train
Christmas crier bustin' cane, she's in love again

Where dock worker's dreams mix with panther's schemes to someday own the rodeo
Tainted women in VistaVision perform for out-of-state kids at the late show
Mm

Wizard imps, uh, sweat sock pimps, interstellar mongrel nymphs
Well now, Rex said that lady left him limp
Oh, love is like that
Queen of Diamonds, Ace of a-Spades, newly discovered lovers of the Everglades
They take out a full page ad in the trades to announce their arrival
Oh, there, Danny!

La la la

Oh, oh, oh

[chuckles]

Clarence, play it!

Hey, hey!

And now Mary Lou, she found out how to cope, she rides to heaven on a gyroscope
The Daily News asked her for the dope
She said, "Man, the dope's that there's still hope"

Mm, Senorita, oh, Spanish rose, wipes her eyes and then blows her nose
Uptown in Harlem she throw a rose to some lucky young matador
Alright

La la la la, la la la la
Ooh, la la
Ooh, ooh, ooh, oh
Whoa
La la la, la la la, la la la la la la la
Whoa oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Mmm
Right here

Ah, alright


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 31 May 1973 radio performance of DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? as broadcast on Richmond's WGOE-FM. The song was played in a full-band acoustic arrangement.

The 31 May 1973 WGOE-FM Radio Performance

Bruce Springsteen's 31 May 1973 radio performance was broadcast live on Richmond's WGOE-FM. The show took place at Alpha Sound Studios in Richmond, VA, and the radio station broadcasted it via remote hook-up. While all his other radio shows were merely recorded inside the DJ broadcast room, this was the only time that Springsteen ever played for a radio broadcast from an actual recording studio. Besides the WGOE DJ, the small audience heard inside the studio with the band includes Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos, and David Sancious who had yet to join the band but was employed at the studio at the time.

After the show, Mike Appel took possession of the master tape, so none of the performance was ever re-broadcast by the station. The complete radio show was taped by a listener and has since circulated among fans, but the sound quality is weak. A low generation copy of the entire original master tape first surfaced in very limited hands in the early nineties. The complete master tape in perfect sound quality finally emerged into the wider collector community in early 2007.

The 31 May 1973 WGOE-FM radio broadcast was commercially released in the UK. Since 2005 some enterprising record labels in the UK have been releasing Bruce Springsteen radio and TV broadcasts (and some soundboard recordings) from the seventies, eighties, and nineties. Though these releases are not authorized by Bruce Springsteen or his record company, they are lawful due to a legal loophole in the UK.

Bruce Springsteen -- WGOE Radio, Alpha Studios, Richmond VA, 31st May 1973
Bruce Springsteen -- WGOE Radio, Alpha Studios, Richmond VA, 31st May 1973

CD - Echoes (ECHOCD2018) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 31 May 1973 WGOE-FM radio broadcast.
Bruce Springsteen -- WGOE Radio, Alpha Studios, Richmond VA, 31st May 1973
Bruce Springsteen -- WGOE Radio, Alpha Studios, Richmond VA, 31st May 1973

LP - Echoes (ECHOLP2018) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 31 May 1973 WGOE-FM radio broadcast.
Bruce Springsteen -- Live Sessions: Houston Boston Richmond
Bruce Springsteen -- Live Sessions: Houston Boston Richmond

Digital album - Wyte Myce (no catalog number) - UK, 2015

This is a download-only digital album. It contains the 31 May 1973 WGOE-FM radio broadcast, part of the 09 Mar 1974 KLOL-FM radio broadcast, and the 09 Apr 1974 WBCN-FM radio broadcast.
Bruce Springsteen -- Acoustic Radio 1973
Bruce Springsteen -- Acoustic Radio 1973

CD - Good Ship Funke (GSF006) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 09 Jan 1973 WBCN-FM radio broadcast and the 31 May 1973 WGOE-FM radio broadcast.
Bruce Springsteen -- The 1973 Acoustic Radio Sessions
Bruce Springsteen -- The 1973 Acoustic Radio Sessions

2xLP - Let Them Eat Vinyl (LETV374LP) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 09 Jan 1973 WBCN-FM radio broadcast and the 31 May 1973 WGOE-FM radio broadcast.
Bruce Springsteen -- WGOE Radio, Alpha Studios, Richmond, VA. 31st May 1973
Bruce Springsteen -- WGOE Radio, Alpha Studios, Richmond, VA. 31st May 1973

LP - Bad Joker (BOSS 5-2011) - EU, 2016

This release contains the 31 May 1973 WGOE-FM radio broadcast.
Bruce Springsteen -- Acoustic Radio Broadcast Collection
Bruce Springsteen -- Acoustic Radio Broadcast Collection

2xCD - The Broadcast Archive (BSCD6047) - UK, 2017

This release contains the 09 Jan 1973 WBCN-FM radio broadcast, the 31 May 1973 WGOE-FM radio broadcast, the 09 Mar 1974 KLOL-FM radio broadcast, and the 09 Apr 1974 WBCN-FM radio broadcast. This is a repackaging of Good Ship Funke's Acoustic Radio 1973 and Acoustic Radio 1974.

Credits / References

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake). Most of the above info about this radio performance is taken from Brucebase.

Available Versions

List of available versions of DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? on this website:

DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Album version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [03 May 1972 demo version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 09 Jan 1973 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 31 Jan 1973 (early show) version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 02 Mar 1973 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 24 Apr 1973 (early show) version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 31 May 1973 (WGOE-FM) version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 09 Mar 1974 (KLOL-FM) version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 09 Apr 1974 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 09 May 1974 (early show) version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 29 Oct 1974 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 31 Dec 1975 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 23 Mar 1993 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 24 Jun 1993 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 08 Dec 1995 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 26 Sep 1996 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 24 Sep 1999 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 18 Aug 2001 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 30 Jul 2002 (morning) version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 19 Feb 2003 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 07 Mar 2003 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 24 May 2003 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 19 Dec 2004 (early show) version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 18 Jul 2005 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 16 Nov 2005 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 12 Nov 2006 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 23 Apr 2008 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 04 Oct 2008 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 22 Nov 2009 version]
DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? [Live 26 Feb 2014 version]

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