DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET?

Live 09 Apr 1974 version


[Spoken intro:] I, I'll start, I'll, I'll do a verse or so by myself.

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

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

Wizard imps, sweat sock pimps, interstellar mongrel nymphs
Oh, Rex said that lady left him limp
Oh, love's just like that
Oh, and a-Queen of Diamonds, and a-Ace of Spades, newly discovered lovers of the Everglades
Take out a full page ad in the trades to announce their arrival
Party now!

Clarence Clemons!

Let 'em know!

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

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

[Spoken outro:] Yahoo!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 09 Apr 1974 radio performance of DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? as broadcast on Boston's WBCN-FM. The song was played in a full-band acoustic arrangement, at an even slower tempo than the one from the Houston broadcast earlier in 1974 (live 09 Mar 1974 version), and features Bruce playing the first verse alone on his acoustic guitar.

The 09 Apr 1974 WBCN-FM Radio Performance

Bruce Springsteen's 09 Apr 1974 radio performance was broadcast live on Boston's WBCN-FM. The show took place at the radio station in Boston, MA. The complete performance was recorded off the airwaves and has since circulated in excellent quality among fans.

The 09 Apr 1974 WBCN-FM radio broadcast was commercially released in Europe. Since 2005 some enterprising record labels in Europe (mostly 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 Europe.

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 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.
Bruce Springsteen -- Acoustic Radio 1974
Bruce Springsteen -- Acoustic Radio 1974

Digital album - Good Ship Funke (no catalog number) - UK, 2017

This is a download-only digital album. It contains the 09 Mar 1974 KLOL-FM radio broadcast and the 09 Apr 1974 WBCN-FM radio broadcast. It was also released on CD exclusively as part of the Acoustic Radio Broadcast Collection package.
Bruce Springsteen -- The Acoustic Sessions
Bruce Springsteen -- The Acoustic Sessions

Digital album - Radioland (no catalog number) - Europe, 2017

This is a download-only digital album. It contains the 31 May 1973 WGOE-FM radio broadcast and the 09 Apr 1974 WBCN-FM radio broadcast.

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

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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