Murder Inc. is a bootleg album consisting largely of miscellaneous live recordings made in or about 1984 on the Born in the U.S.A. Tour. The only exception is the title track, one of the major Born in the U.S.A.-era songs to be left off the album, an ominous mid-tempo rocker that finally turned up on Greatest Hits. Side One is completed by three songs drawn from the Nebraska period: "State Trooper," "My Father's House," and "Man at the Top." (The last, which did not make it onto Nebraska, is introduced by Bruce Springsteen as a song appropriate to an election year; its chorus is "Everybody wants to be the man at the top.") Side Two includes Jimmy Cliff's powerful "Trapped," a Springsteen concert favorite of the early '80s; Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs' "Wooly Bully"; Springsteen's own "Lost in the Flood" (recording date unknown); and the Temptations' "Ain't Too Proud to Beg."
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