The Boss Drops Some Hot Sauce

Today is the first Friday of the month, which means it's time for another live release from Bruce Springsteen’s vault.

This time it's his September 19th, 1978 performance from the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey, the first show in a three-night stand during his tour for Darkness on the Edge of Town.

Broadcast on the legendary WNEW-FM across the Hudson River in New York City, Bruce and The E Street Band's 24-song set over three hours has long been a staple on the bootleg circuit.

Backstreets, the Springsteen fanzine, says that had this concert been released back then, it would have "found a well-deserved place alongside albums like The Rolling Stones' Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out, The Allman Brothers Band 's At Fillmore East, James Brown's Live at the Apollo and The Who's Live at Leeds as one of rock's greatest live albums. And it sort of has, in spite of never being officially released (until now)... The Passaic broadcast is probably in more collections than some commercially released albums."

In 2017, Springsteen released the September 20th, 1978 show from Passaic.

 
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