Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
‘The Milwaukee Bomb Scare Show’
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Disc 1: (51:32)
01. Little Queenie (8:44)
02. The E Street Shuffle (24:07)
03. It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City (6:08)
04. Sha La La (3:04)
05. Jungleland (9:25)
Disc 2: (51:33)
01. Kitty’s Back (18:37)
02. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (13:23)
03. Detroit Medley (5:10)
04. 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (7:15)
05. Quarter To Three (7:05)
This is a goody Remaster of the bootleg.
Thank you to all involved in the various stages in the life of this recording.
(That includes you, Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuce, and all your musical cohorts!)
From the original seeder’s notes:
Label: Mistral Music Format: 2CD
Catalog #: MM9226/27 Source: Soundboard
Total Time: 106:41 Sound: 8.4/58
Date: October 2, 1975 Performance: 8.6/57
Location: Uptown Theater, Milwaukee, Overall: 8.4/58
Original Silvers -> WAV -> FLAC (level 8, allign border sectors & verify) >
goody > dBpowerAMP > Cool Edit Pro (Pitch Bender, Amplify) > TLH (FLAC Level 8, abs)
All tracks Amplified by +6db
All tracks Disc 1, & Disc 2, Tracks 1-3: Pitch raised 64 cents
For some strange and unknowable reason, Disc 2, Track 4 was playing at the correct speed!
Disc 2, Track 5: Pitch raised 89 cents
Original Seeder’s Notes:
– “Jungleland” & “Kitty’s Back” were actually played that night in reverse order
– Disc 2 Track 1 some drop out in the first minute
Info taken from Brucebase:
02/10/75 – UPTOWN THEATRE, MILWAUKEE. WI
MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER (start cut)(2.53)/ 10TH AVENUE FREEZE OUT (3.43)/ SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT (6.20)/
PRETTY FLAMINGO (8.48)/ SHES THE ONE (5.03)/ BORN TO RUN (4.11)/ THUNDER ROAD (5.33)
First set interupted by a bomb scare in the theatre.
LITTLE QUEENIE (fades in) (8.43)/ E ST SHUFFLE (intro. 14.20) (song 10.20)/ SAINT IN THE CITY (5.20)/
SHA LA LA (2.49)/ JUNGLELAND (9.41)/ KITTY’S BACK (18.34)/ ROSALITA (10.40)/ DETROIT MEDLEY (4.11)/
4TH JULY ASBURY PARK (SANDY) (6.40)/ QUARTER TO THREE (7.20)
Audience tape of first part of show. The famous bomb scare show (aka “Are you loose?”) Entire second set after
clearing the building was put on a soundboard. This is the first known Little Queenie and is hilarious as the band
had been in the bar for about 2 hours. The second set also exists on a audience shot film. CD releases “Milwaukee
Bonb Scare Show” (Mistral Music) & “We Had Too Much To Drink Last Night” (BS).
Review (Courtesy of Wanted Magazine)
Wanted – The Bruce Springsteen Bootleg Guide (Volume 1)
This brilliant show has been previously released on “We Had Too Much To Drink Tonight”. Then it was in mono and in
very good soundquality. This release is in stereo and has excellent sound. Unfortunately, the soundquality drops on
disc two. There’s suddenly a hiss presenton the first part. It gets a little better along the way. The two discs
feature the part of the show after the band returned to the from their hotel after the place had been searched for
explosives. Here you find the uncut version of the show. (The first version had blanks between songs.) This preserves
the great atmosphere (partly created because Bruce had one drink too many at the hotelbar). Also the songorder has
not been tempered with so you can fully enjoy this of this part show as it was actually performed.
Sound: 9 (Soundboard)
Collecting Value: 8,5
Review (Courtesy of The Promise)
I am probably in the minority here, thinking that if Springsteen should ever decide to release one entire show it
should be this one. Actually it is not even an entire show, for the opening few songs (mainly from Born to Run) are
Some time into the show someone called in a bomb threat and the venue, Milwaukee’s Uptown Theater, was temporarily
evacuated. This set has been registered after the band returned to the building. And “let me tell you, there they
was” pissed like hell. After spending some time in a bar, Springsteen and the gang reopen the show with a rousing
version of Little Queenie preceded by a hilarious introduction during which Bruce repeatedly asks the audience “Are
you loose”? This version of Queenie is in my opinion one of at least three classic performances from this night.
Following is the set, which technically was perhaps far from perfect, but was played like it was the band’s last
performance ever, or last live show on Earth for that matter. E Street Shuffle lazy and chatty as ever and full of
soul, Saint in The City with some chilling guitar licks, then Bruce calls for “moment of silence, Steve’s guitar
broke”: Sha La La follows played at punk speed. Fine performance of Jungleland closes the first disc.
The best version of Kitty’s Back known to this reviewer opens the second disc. It is jazzy, it is messy and drunk,
yet just when you think the whole composition is going to fall to pieces it explodes and returns again, and again,
and again. Classic number two on this great disc. Rosalita together with an early and fine (“the favorite song in the
world!”) Detroit Medley are next and then the main set closes with an always beautiful version of Sandy.
As for the classic performance number three from this night it has to be Quarter to Three. It is played with passion
and the a capella part seems extra long. At some point the band stops and Bruce has some fun with the audience asking
if they “don’t wanna go home?” Bruce ends the song with his famous confession: “I am just a prisoner of rock’n’roll.”
After hearing this show you will be one too.
Soundwise, this is a soundboard, but not a perfect one, for there is some distortion in the beginning of Kitty’s Back
and the louder passages are a bit muffled. Still the sound is clear and bright, very “live,” whatever that may mean.
I guess the best way I can describe it is that as far as live recordings are concerned, this one makes you feel like
you were there in the first row. Boy, I wish. If you are going to own one live recording in your life this has to be
Enjoy The Show,