TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT

Live 15 Aug 1975 (early show) version


One, two, three!

Huh, huh!

Teardrops on the city
Bad Scooter searching for his groove
Seem like the whole world's walking pretty
And you can't find the room to move
Everybody better move over, that's all
I'm running on the bad side
And I got my back to the wall, hey!

Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out

I was stranded in the jungle
Trying to take in all the heat they was giving
Well, the night is dark and the sidewalk bright
And lined with the light of the living
From a tenement window a transistor blasts
Turn around the corner things got real quiet real fast
I walked into a Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out

Well, I'm all alone, I'm on my own
[Clarence Clemons:] Kid, you better get the picture
And I'm all, I'm all alone, I'm on my own
And I can't go home

Well, that change was made uptown
And the Big Man joined the band
From the coastline to the city
The little pretties raise their hands
Yes, say it, there!
I'm gonna sit back right easy and laugh
When Scooter and the Big Man bust this city in half, uh!
Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Hit it, boys!
(Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
I'm talkin' 'bout a Tenth, (Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
I'm talkin' 'bout a Tenth, (Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
I'm talkin' 'bout a Tenth, (Tenth Avenue freeze-out)
I'm talkin' 'bout, 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
Burn it!

Hit it!

Yes, oh, oh, it's all right
Yes it is


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 15 Aug 1975 (early show) performance of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT at Bottom Line in New York City, NY, during the Born To Run Tour. The song was played in a full-band, album-style arrangement.

The 15 Aug 1975 Early Show

In August 1975, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band performed a 5-night stand at Bottom Line in New York City, NY, from 13 to 17 Aug 1975. They played two shows each night, an early one at 8:30 p.m. and a late one at 11:30 p.m. All ten shows were sold-out. The early 15 Aug 1975 show was broadcast live by New York's WNEW-FM.

Promotional poster for the August 1975 five-night residency at Bottom Line, New York City, NY
Promotional poster for the August 1975 five-night residency at Bottom Line, New York City, NY
Ticket stub for the 15 Aug 1975 show at Bottom Line, New York City, NY
Ticket stub for the 15 Aug 1975 show at Bottom Line, New York City, NY
(Taken from Brucebase)

  1. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT
  2. SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
  3. THEN SHE KISSED ME
  4. GROWIN' UP
  5. IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY
  6. THE E STREET SHUFFLE
  7. WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM
  8. SHE'S THE ONE
  9. BORN TO RUN
  10. THUNDER ROAD
  11. KITTY'S BACK
  12. ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
  13. 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY)
  14. QUARTER TO THREE

The 15 Aug 1975 radio broadcast from Bottom Line 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 & The E Street Band -- The Complete Bottom Line And Roxy Theater Broadcasts 1975
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Complete Bottom Line And Roxy Theater Broadcasts 1975

4xCD - Air Cuts (AC4CD7010) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 15 Aug 1975 early show broadcast from Bottom Line and the 17 Oct 1975 early show broadcast from The Roxy Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Complete Bottom Line Broadcast 1975
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Complete Bottom Line Broadcast 1975

3xLP - Air Cuts (AC3LP7010A) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 15 Aug 1975 early show broadcast from Bottom Line.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- A Saint In The City
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- A Saint In The City

LP - Bad Joker (BOSS 5-2010) - EU, 2016

This release contains part of the 15 Aug 1975 early show broadcast from Bottom Line.

Credits

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

Available Versions

List of available versions of TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT on this website:

TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Album version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Outtake version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 15 Aug 1975 (early show) version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 18 Nov 1975 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 31 Dec 1975 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 07 Apr 1976 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 07 Aug 1976 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 22 Aug 1976 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 25 Mar 1977 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 19 Sep 1978 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 08 Dec 1978 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 29 Dec 1980 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 20 Aug 1984 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 14 Sep 1984 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 17 Sep 1984 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 23 May 1988 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 03 Jul 1988 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 16 Nov 1990 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 24 Jun 1993 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 05 Apr 1995 (Ed Sullivan Theater) version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 31 Jan 1998 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 15 Mar 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 18 Mar 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 29 May 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 03 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 11 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 15 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 17 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 24 Jun 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 11 Aug 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 24 Sep 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 23 Oct 1999 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 27 May 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 03 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 12 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 17 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 20 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 22 Jun 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 29 Jun 2000 / 01 Jul 2000 version]
TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT [Live 09 Mar 2012 version]

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