written to help “shut the old lady down”…
By Blurt Staff
Hitting the web over the weekend was footage of Bruce
Springsteen and the E Street Band performing a new, unreleased song, “Wrecking
Ball,” during the Boss’ five-night run at Giant’s Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ.
According to BruceSpringsteen.net, the tune was written “in
honor of the imminent demolition of the longtime home of giants and Giants”
(Springsteen acknowledged same in his introduction to the song, a folk-rock
flavored number which wouldn’t have sounded out of place on his The Seeger Sessions album of several
years ago). On Oct. 2 the band also performed the album Darkness on the Edge of Town in its entirety; on Sept. 30 they did
the complete Born to Run, and on
Saturday, Oct. 3, Born in the USA.
The Giants Stadium residency continues on Oct. 8 and 9 with both BTR and BITUSA, respectively, being performed again.
Below are two video versions of the song – the first one
comes from Sept. 30, and the second is an unedited pro-shot, originally posted
at BruceSpringsteen.net, comes from Oct. 2.