Bruce Springsteen

Porn in the U.S.A.! [bootleg]

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This oddly named double-LP bootleg contains the first half of the fifteenth show of Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. Tour, performed at the Exhibition Stadium Grandstand in Toronto on July 24, 1984. The recording comes from a good audience tape. The album contains the first 16 songs performed at the show, a set list indicating that, this early in the tour, Springsteen is not yet integrating much of the newly released Born in the U.S.A. into the show; only "Glory Days," athe title song, and the first single, "Dancing in the Dark," are included, with the rest of the material being drawn from previous albums dating back to Born to Run. Springsteen also seems somewhat tentative about introducing the spare Nebraska material into the set, and such songs as "Open All Night" and "Used Cars" are set up with introductory reminiscences and stories. Still, there is a dramatic contrast between that kind of downbeat, folk-ballad material and the exuberant rock songs Springsteen also performs. The album is also notable for the debut performance of Springsteen's cover of Jimmy Cliff's "Trapped."