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bruce's life, disc 1

Well, this should bore most of you. But it's my blog and I'll cry if I want to.

Watched the first of the eight DVDs tonight. Starts with the "first known video" of a Bruce performance ... he sings "Henry Boy" and "Growin' Up." Some promo material from the mid-70s is next, and then the "first known TV interview" with Bruce, from 1978. Things get cranked with four songs from Phoenix '78 ... this is the show where they made the "Rosalita" video, and that song is included here (uncut). The quality of this stuff isn't the best, but it's tolerable, and it's great to see vintage primo versions of "Badlands" (before it became a singalong) and "Prove It All Night."

Next another TV interview, and then, the jewel of the first disc: good quality sound and video of a Southside Johnny concert in Cleveland, 1978, with Clarence, the Professor, Miami Steve (he was still "Miami" then), and, of course, Bruce, blasting their way through "The Fever," "I Don't Want to Go Home," and "Having a Party." Great stuff!

The disc closes off with a longish interview from the BBC, and teevee reports from NYC, all from 1978. I can't believe there's seven more discs of this!


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