Sunday, 17 May 2009

Bruce Springsteen - Bryn Mawr 1976

bruce springsteen, e street band, live, soundboard, fm, bryn mawr, the main point, 1975

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, live at The Main Point, Bryn Mawr P.A., 5th February 1975

I originally got this bootleg as the town he performs in is named after a market town near me in South Wales, it means Big Hill (apparantly the highest town in Wales), to find out that it's one of the best early Bruce bootlegs out there.

Recorded and broadcast by WMMR, it features the debut of very important song for him, Thunderroad (then known as Wings for Wheels), as well as Back in the U.S.A. and Mountain of Love. It's known as the above images title, as well as something about Main Point which I don't recall, so I named it as it is; Bruce etc. live at.... Enjoy!

01. Intro -> Incident on 57th Street
02. Mountain of Love
03. Born to Run
04. The E Street Shuffle
05. Thunder Road "Wings for Wheels"
06. I Want You
07. Spirit in the Night
08. She's the One
09. Growin' Up
10. It's Hard to be a Saint in the City
11. Jungleland
12. Kitty's Back
13. New York City Serenade
14. Rosalita
15. 4th of July, Asbury Park
16. A Love So Fine
17. For You
18. Back in the U.S.A.

Download samples, they're not included in the Zips...
Bruce Main 1
Bruce Main 2

4 comments:

the Accidental Genius said...

oh man,, this rules!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

this is a perfect recording......

Anonymous said...

Wow, I live about 7 miles from Bryn Mawr, PA, never knew Bryn Mawr translated to big hill.
The band is intro'd at this show by the late legendary DJ Ed Sciaky. He is still sorely missed.
-Nick

Bucklberry said...

Glad I could help broaden your local knowledge without knowing anything about the place myself Nick :) That said, the original is one word, Brynmawr, and only a few miles further from me too at 14.

I'll shut up before boring the shit out of casual passers by now

Adam Dean said...

The Main Pointe was THE place to go see folk and rock artists in a quite setting, on Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr. It was open from 1964 until 1981. The middle to late 70's was its 'hey-day' and you could always count on a great show from then emerging artists like Bruce, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, Jackson Browne. This Bruce show is very famous around Philly. I was stoked to find it here!