Video: Springsteen Does Halloween Clip!


Thumping slab of blooze, Boss-style, just in time for All Hallow’s Eve…


By Fred Mills


First there was the Jersey Devil – according to legend (or
stories folks in New Jersey
told their kids to scare the bejeezus outta them), “On a stormy night in 1735,
Mother Leeds gave birth to her 13th child. The child was born
abnormal but transformed into a creature with hooves, a horse’s head, bat
wings, and a forked tail. He inhabits the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey.”


Then came The Jersey
– a classic Bruce Springsteen bootleg LP from the ‘70s.


Put the two together, sorta, and you get “A Night With the Jersey
Devil,” a new song and video that Springsteen has posted to his official
website. Essentially based upon the old Muddy Waters blues classic “Mannish
Boy,” it’s a thumping, crunching, harp-blowing, distorto-box slab of dirty ass chain-gang
rawk. And just that image of a demonic-looking Bruce rising up out of the water
a la Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now is worth the price of
admission alone.


You know you need it.


We’ve got the video posted below, or you can see it at the
Boss’ site HERE and also download the tune as a free MP3 HERE.


“Dear Friends and Fans,” writes Springsteen, on his site.
“If you grew up in central or south Jersey,
you grew up with the “Jersey Devil.” Here’s a little musical
Halloween treat. Have fun!”


He also adds this little note for his New Jersey “friends and neighbors”: “So as
not to inconvenience you this Halloween, due to “catastrophic
success” (read: too many visitors for the neighborhood to handle) and
concern for the safety of kids and parents! We won’t be having our usual
Halloween display this year in Rumson. We wish everyone a safe and Happy
Halloween! Thanks, Bruce and Patti”


Dang. It must be tough being the most famous family in New Jersey…





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