THE BAND'S JUST BOPPING THE BLUES

Steel Mill Retro's cover version


Well it's a Sunday night and you're sitting at that bar all alone
And now you're feeling kind of tired, you're not tired enough to go on home
So sit back and cut loose because the band's just bopping the blues

Well it's the same old singer, you know he sings the same old song
And when the band starts playing, you know they're playing all night long
And you know it ain't no use because the band's just bopping the blues

I got ??? on the bass guitar, I got ??? over here on the keys
??? plays that guitar, it hits those little girls bad between the knees
So sit back and cut loose because the band's just bopping the blues

Oh you might like just to ??? but then again you might like to go down slow
But when the band gets grooving, it hits me right down in my soul
And you know it ain't no use because the band's just bopping the blues

Let's get it, boys!


Info

The above lyrics are for Steel Mill Retro's cover version of THE BAND'S JUST BOPPING THE BLUES. It was released on The Dead Sea Chronicles, Steel Mill Retro's 2005 album of Bruce Springsteen songs originally performed by the original Steel Mill.

Vini Lopez

Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez began drumming with Bruce Springsteen in February 1969 when they formed the band Child, then they continued together with Steel Mill, Dr. Zoom & The Sonic Boom, and The Bruce Springsteen Band, before what would become known as The E Street Band came together in 1972. He played drums on Springsteen's first two albums, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle. He then left the band in February 1974 after being asked to resign because of his opposition to Mike Appel, Springsteen's ex-manager. After leaving the E Street Band, Lopez went onto playing drums with numerous Jersey Shore bands.

Steel Mill Retro

In 2001, Lopez had the idea of forming a new band who performs and records Steel Mill music as its main line business, music that was not performed for over 30 years, and that has never been officially released.

During The Rising Tour, Lopez met backstage with Bruce Springsteen at the 21 Jul 2003 show at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, and approval was given to perform and record Steel Mill songs. Vini then joined Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band onstage that night, replacing Max Weinberg on drums during SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT.

In 2004, Lopez formed his new band, Steel Mill Retro, that mostly performs Steel Mill songs in the New Jersey Shore area. They released The Dead Sea Chronicles in 2005 and All Man The Guns For America in 2008. The two albums consist of Springsteen compositions from the Child and Steel Mill eras.

The Dead Sea Chronicles

In 2005, Steel Mill Retro released The Dead Sea Chronicles, a 9-track album, 8 of which are Bruce Springsteen compositions from the Child and Steel Mill eras. The fourth track, ASBURY PARK, is the only non-Springsteen composition. The album was released on their own record label, Steel Mill Retro LLC. A remastered reissue of The Dead Sea Chronicles was released on Mega International Records in 2007 and reissued in 2009 on the same label but with different artwork.

Steel Mill Retro -- The Dead Sea Chronicles
Steel Mill Retro -- The Dead Sea Chronicles

CD-R - Steel Mill Retro LLC (no catalog number) - USA, 2005

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. This is the first of three issues of this album.
Steel Mill Retro -- The Dead Sea Chronicles
Steel Mill Retro -- The Dead Sea Chronicles

CD-R - Mega International (674167240922) - USA, 2007

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. This is the second of three issues of this album.
Steel Mill Retro -- The Dead Sea Chronicles
Steel Mill Retro -- The Dead Sea Chronicles

CD-R - Mega International (no catalog number) - USA, 2009

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. This is the third of three issues of this album.

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Available Versions

List of available versions of THE BAND'S JUST BOPPING THE BLUES on this website:

THE BAND'S JUST BOPPING THE BLUES [Live Nov 1971 version]
THE BAND'S JUST BOPPING THE BLUES [Live Feb 1972 version]
THE BAND'S JUST BOPPING THE BLUES [Steel Mill Retro's cover version]

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