RED BANK, USA – 11th OCTOBER: Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons (L) (1942-2011) from the E-Street Band perform live on stage at the Carlton Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, USA during the Born To Run tour on 11th October 1975. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
August 25th 1975 Bruce Springsteen released “Born To Run”.
It was his third album and truth be told, his label was ready to drop him.
This was a Do or Die time for Bruce and the band.
Springsteen approcahed things differently on this album.
In fact this is the only album he has made where every song was written on piano.
That helped give the songs an overall different type of feeling.
Steve Van Zandt joined The E Street Band on this album for the first time.
Jon Landau who had written the now famous line “I saw Rock N’ Roll’s future and it’s name is Bruce Springsteen” also joined the albums production.
This album was a game changer for sure.
I can remember being a high school student working in a 7-11 overnight when my co-worker introduced me to this album.
We had an old stereo in the store with an 8 track player and he got us a “Born To Run” 8 track.
We wore it out!
You can watch the documentary of the making of the album below.
There are also a couple videos of songs from the album performed live to watch here.