GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT

Live 30 Sep 1978 version


[Song intro:] Where am I? Hey, give me some lights up here (chuckles). How you doing? Missed you in the first time, we're gonna get through the night (chuckles). Alright, here we go. Have you heard the news? Have you heard the news?

One, two, three, four

Well have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight
Well have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight
I wanna hold my baby as tight as I can
Tonight I'm gonna be a mighty (Clarence: mighty mighty man)
Have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight

Well meet me my baby in behind the barn
Well I swear, I wanna do you no harm
Tonight I'm gonna put on my rockin' shoes
Tonight I'm gonna rock away all my blues
You heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight

We're gonna rock
We're gonna rock
We're gonna rock
We're gonna rock
We're gonna rock all our cares away
???

So dam good
Take it Roy!

Have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight
Well have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight
I wanna hold my baby as tight as I can
Tonight I'm gonna be a mighty (Clarence: mighty mighty man)
Have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight

Everybody!
Have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight
Have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight
Have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight
Once more!
Have you heard the news, everybody's rockin' tonight
Have you heard the news, everybody's rockin' tonight
Well have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 30 Sep 1978 performance of GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA, during the Darkness On The Edge OF Town Tour.

The 30 Sep 1978 Show

The 30 Sep 1978 show at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA, was broadcast by about twenty FM radio stations throughout the Southeastern United States. This was a make-up show that was originally slated for 23 Jul 1978 (see ad and ticket below) but was postponed due to Springsteen coming down with a throat infection. On the audio recording, Springsteen can be heard apologising for being sick and missing the original date.

Promotional ad for the postponed 30 Sep 1978 show at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Promotional ad for the postponed 30 Sep 1978 show at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
(Taken from Brucebase)
Ticket stub for the postponed 30 Sep 1978 show at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Ticket stub for the postponed 30 Sep 1978 show at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA

  1. GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT
  2. BADLANDS
  3. SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
  4. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
  5. INDEPENDENCE DAY
  6. THE PROMISED LAND
  7. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT
  8. RACING IN THE STREET
  9. THUNDER ROAD
  10. JUNGLELAND
  11. SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN
  12. NIGHT TRAIN
  13. FIRE
  14. CANDY'S ROOM
  15. BECAUSE THE NIGHT
  16. POINT BLANK
  17. SHE'S THE ONE
  18. BACKSTREETS
  19. ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
  20. BORN TO RUN
  21. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT
  22. DETROIT MEDLEY
  23. RAISE YOUR HAND

The 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre 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 & The E Street Band -- The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia USA 30th September 1978
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia USA 30th September 1978

3xCD - Echoes (ECHO3CD2031) - UK, 2014

This release contains the 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia USA 30th September 1978
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia USA 30th September 1978

4xLP - Echoes (ECHO4LP2031) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Fox Theater, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Fox Theater, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978

3xCD - Live Wire (LW2006) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Foxy Night 1978
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Foxy Night 1978

3xCD - Leftfield Media (LFM3CD537) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Complete 1978 Radio Broadcasts
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Complete 1978 Radio Broadcasts

15xCD - Sound Stage (SSCDBOX10) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 09 Aug 1978 broadcast from The Agora, the 07 Jul 1978 broadcast from The Roxy Theatre, the 19 Sep 1978 broadcast from Capitol Theatre, the 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre, and the 15 Dec 1978 broadcast from Winterland Ballroom.

Available Versions

List of available versions of GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT on this website:

GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT [Live 20 Sep 1978 version]
GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT [Live 30 Sep 1978 version]
GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT [Live 19 Dec 1978 version]
GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT [Live 31 Dec 1978 version]
GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT [Original Roy Brown version]

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