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Song title: I'm bad I'm nationwide

(Gibbon, Hills) by Z.Z. Top (Warner Brothrs LP 3361), 1979

I'm bad I'm nationwide

Well I was rollin' down the road in some cold blue steel,
I had a blues man in back, and a beautician at the wheel.
We going downtown in the middle of the night
We laughing and I'm jokin' and we feelin' alright.
Oh I'm bad, I'm nationwide.
Yes I'm bad, I'm nationwide.

Easin' down the highway in a new Cadillac,
I had a fine fox in front, I had three more in the back.
They sportin' short dresses, wearin' spike-heel shoes,
They smokin' Lucky Strikes, and wearing nylons too.
'Cause we bad, we nationwide.
Yeah we bad, we nationwide.

Well I was movin' down the road in my V-8 Ford,
I had a shine on my boots, I had my sideburns lowered.
With my New York brim and my gold tooth displayed,
Nobody give me trouble cause they know I got it made.
I'm bad, I'm nationwide.
Well I'm bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, I'm nationwide


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This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 25/03/1984 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 08/04/1984 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 22/04/1984 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 01/06/1984 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the 1982-84 "NJ clubs" Tour
 - 22/08/1984 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
 - 03/09/1984 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
 - 15/09/1984 The Spectrum, Philadelphia,PA ,USA during the Born in the USA Tour
 - 02/08/1987 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the 1987 "Bar tour"
 - 09/08/1987 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the 1987 "Bar tour"
 - 21/04/2009 TD Bank North Garden, Boston,MA ,USA during the Working on a dream tour

Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database
First known live performance: 25/03/1984 Stone Pony, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 21/04/2009 TD Bank North Garden, Boston,MA ,USA

Song 'history':


Scarcely used during the 1982-1984 period, during which Bruce played, with various small groups or guesting, in a number of bars and small clubs of the New Jersey area, with 4 inclusions
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Born in the U.S.A. tour (15/09/1984 The Spectrum, Philadelphia,PA ,USA)
Played during the '1987 bar tour', which is the name under which I group the 1987 shows Bruce played with various small bands, or guesting, in small NJ clubs.
One only rendering for this song in the Working on a Dream tour (21/04/2009 TD Bank North Garden, Boston,MA ,USA)

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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