Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Steel Mill (Early Bruce Springsteen Band) – Asbury Park, NJ (11/27/70)

Steel Mill (featuring Bruce Springsteen)
Sunshine Inn
Asbury Park, NJ

Download: FLAC/MP3

I’m officially an idiot. Somehow this show got tucked into my Bob Dylan folder and so when I converted it to MP3 and loaded it into iTunes I labeled it as Dylan. It shows how often I convert thing and label them in iTunes that I never noticed this doesn’t make any sense for a Dylan show. In fact I didn’t realize it was an early Springsteen show until just now. Which of course means you get MP3s labeled as Dylan. And the FLAC folder is labeled as BD not BS. Sorry folks, sometimes I’m too dumb for words.

Source: Audio Disc> EAC Secure mode> WAV> MKWact >SHN
This posting is courtesy of Porbeagle from the Stone Pony London site who sent me these discs to post for him.

Track 05 is just dead air between tracks, it also appears that tracks 7 & 8 should be just one track, but I left the tracks the way EAC ripped them rather than edit them.

Fro0m Brucebase


Early Show: DANCING IN THE STREETS (13:49)
DO IT NOW (13:15)
I CAN’T TAKE IT (9:07)
OH MAMA (4:25)
CHANGE IT (9:58)
TRAIN RIDE (13:49)

TWO shows, triple bill, with the bottom-billed STEEL MILL opening for the 2nd billed CACTUS and headliner BLACK SABBATH (fronted by a spooked Ozzy Osbourne, who received death threats before the show). The above-mentioned 7-song, setlist comes from a very recently surfaced excellent audio quality soundboard and represents the complete 76-minute performance from the early show, with no continuity breaks in the audio. This is not Steel Mill at its best, but it does contain the previously uncirculating “Do It Now”. The original master tape had the recording date on it and, additionally, there is verifying commentary by Robbin Thompson during the performance. About 8 minutes into “Dancing” the generator power fails for 12 seconds, much to the frustration of Bruce who comments “we must be the Guinea Pigs here tonight”. According to an attendee recollection each of the three bands played similar length sets. After the end of the evening Springsteen spent about an hour backstage jamming with Cactus bassist Tim Bogart. There is no circulating audio from the late show.

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