REBEL MUSIC

Live 21 Oct 1995 version


Whatever happened to that rebel music
Whatever happened to those angry boys
I remember when we were younger
We used to make such a frightful noise
Come on boys!

Whatever happened to that rebel music
Whatever happened to those angry boys
I remember when we were younger
We used to make such a frightful noise

Rebel music
We were a hard living rock and roll playing band
I thought that we had the whole world
When we walked into the room everybody stopped and stared
We used to go where we wanted to, do all that we dared

We all grew a little older
We all got a little colder
Whatever happened to that rebel music
Whatever happened to those angry boys
I remember when we were younger
We used to make such a frightful noise

Rebel music
We used to walk it like we talked it
We tried to reach for everything
And now my old telecaster needs a new set of strings
Through the blood sweat and beers
For oh so many years
I burnt the candles till it all disappeared
Whoa!

Well it was never just a pay day
And so we had to have it our way
Whatever happened to that rebel music
Whatever happened to those angry boys
I remember when we were younger
We used to make such a frightful noise

Rebel music

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Ohhh whatever happened to that rebel music
Whatever happened to those angry boys
I remember when we were younger
We used to make such a frightful noise

Rebel music
Rebel music
Rebel music
Rebel music
Rebel music
Rebel music
Tell me about loud rebel music
Rebel music
Rebel music
Tell me about loud rebel music
Let it loud
Let it loud
Let it loud
Hey! Hey! Hey!
Rebel music
Rebel music
Rebel music
Rebel music
Rebel music
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!


Intro

REBEL MUSIC is a 1989 song by Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers. See the original Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers version for more details.

Live 21 Oct 1995 version

The above lyrics are for the live 21 Oct 1995 version of REBEL MUSIC at Nick's Fat City in Pittsburgh, PA, during Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers' October Assault Tour. Bruce Springsteen plays guitar and sings backup vocals on this song.

October Assault Tour

In October 1995, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers kicked off the release of their American Babylon album with a six-stop tour dubbed the "October Assault." Introduced as "honorary Houserocker of the week" on the first night, Bruce Springsteen joined the band for the majority of the set on all six dates, playing guitar and sharing vocals with Grushecky. At each show, Springsteen came out for American Babylon's WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR and remained on stage for the remainder of the set. The fourth date of the mini-tour (20 Oct 1995 in Pittsburgh, PA) was broadcast on radio. Eight songs from the fourth date and two songs from the fifth date (21 Oct 1995 in Pittsburgh, PA) were officially released.

Official Releases

This live 21 Oct 1995 version of REBEL MUSIC appears on one official release.

Joe Grushecky -- A Good Life: The Joe Grushecky Story
Joe Grushecky -- A Good Life: The Joe Grushecky Story

DVD + CD - Virgil Films (670653) - USA, 2009

This is a documentary DVD about Joe Grushecky and his career. It includes October Assault 1995, Nick's Fat City, Pittsburgh, PA, a bonus CD containing eight live recordings from the 20 and 21 Oct 1995 October Assault Tour show.

Live History

REBEL MUSIC was performed 6 times during the 6-date-long October Assault Tour with Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers. The live 21 Oct 1995 version was first officially released in 2009.

  1. 17 Oct 1995 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
  2. 18 Oct 1995 at Tramps, New York City, NY
  3. 19 Oct 1995 at Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
  4. 20 Oct 1995 at Nick's Fat City, Pittsburgh, PA
  5. 21 Oct 1995 at Nick's Fat City, Pittsburgh, PA
  6. 24 Oct 1995 at Park West, Chicago, IL

Bruce Springsteen performed REBEL MUSIC once more on 02 Mar Mar 1998 in Pittsburgh, PA, again with Joe Grushecky & Houserockers.

  1. 02 Mar 1998 at Nick's Fat City, Pittsburgh, PA (with Joe Grushecky & Houserockers)

References

Info about the October Assault Tour is taken from Backstreets magazine issue #50/51.

Available Versions

List of available versions of REBEL MUSIC on this website:

REBEL MUSIC [Live 21 Oct 1995 version]
REBEL MUSIC [Original Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers version]

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