I MET HER IN A TOURIST TRAP IN TIGUARA is a Bruce Springsteen song from the Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. period (April 1972 to February 1973). The song remains unreleased, and unfortunately, no audio recording or lyrics have surfaced.
1972 was a massive songwriting period for Bruce Springsteen. Following the completion of his debut album sessions in October 1972, he continued composing new material. I MET HER IN A TOURIST TRAP IN TIGUARA probably saw the light during that period. According to Brucebase, Springsteen was allegedly supplied with a reel-to-reel recorder by Mike Appel (Springsteen's former manager) and Jim Cretecos (Springsteen's former co-manager) and is thought to have made some home demos on his own during this period. None of that home-recorded audio has ever emerged.
According to Sony's database of Bruce Springsteen recording sessions, I MET HER IN A TOURIST TRAP IN TIGUARA was demoed on 29-30 Jan 1973 at 914 Sound Studios in Blauvelt, NY. These sessions were produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos, and engineered by Louis Lahav. No recording of I MET HER IN A TOURIST TRAP IN TIGUARA is in circulation among collectors.
In his 2012 book E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Clinton Heylin writes that BALLAD OF A SELF-LOADING PISTOL, WINTER SONG, and I MET HER IN A TOURIST TRAP IN TIGUARA were "demoed across the same two days at the end of January 1973 presumably with a view to inclusion on the second album."
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