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05-Sep-1970 Wanamassa,NJ Challenger East Surfboard,USA

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Notes:
STEEL MILL rehearsals, featuring the line-up of Springsteen - Thompson – Van Zandt – Federici and MERCY FLIGHT drummer Dave Hazlett, who has come up from Richmond as a temporary substitute for Vini Lopez, who is stuck in Richmond sorting out legal difficulties stemming from the 23/05/70 VCU concert.


06-Sep-1970 Wanamassa,NJ Challenger East Surfboard,USA

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Notes:
STEEL MILL rehearsals, featuring the line-up of Springsteen - Thompson – Van Zandt – Federici and substitute drummer Dave Hazlett


11-Sep-1970 Atlantic Highlands,NJ Clearwater Swim Club,USA

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Notes:
One 5hr show, held outdoors, with STEEL MILL headlining a quadruple billing featuring support bands TASK, SID'S FARM plus local folk singer JEANNIE CLARK. This is a historically significant event for a variety of reasons. It's the debut performance of STEEL MILL's new vocalist Robbin Thompson, who had resigned from MERCY FLIGHT on Aug 23rd and relocated to New Jersey the week prior to this show. Also in STEEL MILL's lineup (for this show only) is MERCY FLIGHT's drummer Dave "Hazy Davy" Hazlett, who has come up to fill in for Vini Lopez who is absent due to personal legal problems arising from a previous concert (see the 23-May-70 listing for details). So the unique lineup for this gig is Springsteen, Van Zandt, Federici, Thompson and Hazlett. STEEL MILL's performance (the last of the night) ends prematurely, and with near riot level chaos, after local police begin making drug arrests in the crowd and order the band's power shut off. Danny Federici becomes embroiled in the ensuing mayhem but manages to escape the area, thus earning his lifelong nickname of "The Phantom".


19-Sep-1970 Point Pleasant,NJ Beacon Beach,USA

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Notes:
ONE show, a daytime double bill held on the beach, featuring SID’S TASK and local folk duo JACK AND VERN. This hastily organized, word-of-mouth-only, concert was put together to raise funds to help defray the legal costs of individuals arrested at the 11/09/70 Clearwater gig. Although long listed as a Steel Mill concert date NEITHER STEEL MILL OR ANY OF ITS BAND MEMBERS PERFORMED AT THIS GIG. However Steel Mill did donate its sound equipment for use at the show. It is speculated that Steel Mill may have initially contemplated performing but backed out due to the unavailability of Danny Federici and/or Vini Lopez. This show went off without incident and $200 in donations was raised.


25-Sep-1970 Long Branch,NJ Monmouth College,USA

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01 He's guilty
02 Soul freakout
03 Goin' back to Georgia
04 The wind and the rain
05 Resurrection
06 I got a woman [Part of GSPB]
07 Garden state parkway blues
08 Sunlight soldiers [Part of GSPB]

Notes:
Soundboard tape, unevenly mixed and with somewhat muddy sound throughout. Still enjoyable however. This 6-track, 78-minute tape (it first surfaced in the early 1980's) would have to rank as the most misidentified, misdated and cannibalized of all early Springsteen recordings. Many LP and CD bootlegs contain one, two or several of these tracks - assigned to a wide variety of incorrect dates, from late 1969 to mid 1970. There are several very subtle clues during the performance that give away the true location and venue of this show, most notably a dedication by Bruce to the West End (Long Branch) Fire Department and the foot stomping of gymnasium wooden side bleachers before the final track. Vocalist Robbin Thompson is heard on all 6 recordings, which narrows the timeframe to about a 12-week period in the autumn of 1970. Thompson's low-key presence on these songs most likely indicates this gig took place in late September or early October, during Thompson's initial weeks in the band when he was still finding his feet. However the exact day is, as yet, not verified. The songs above can be found on CD boot titles such as TORN AND FRAYED, THE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN STORY VOL 3, DEEP DOWN IN THE VAULTS and SUNLIGHT SOLDIERS AT THE WEST END



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