Blinded By The Light - Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band* - Live From Joes Place
Label: The Godfatherecords - G.R. 672 • Format: CD Unofficial Release • Genre: Rock • Style: Rock & Roll, Classic Rock, Arena Rock
Springsteen wrote this and " Spirit in the Night " in response. According to Springsteen, he wrote the song by going through a rhyming dictionary in search of appropriate words. The first line of the song, "Madman drummers, bummers, and Indians in the summers with a teenage diplomat" is autobiographical—"Madman drummers" is a reference to drummer Vini Lopezknown as "Mad Man" later changed to "Mad Dog" ; "Indians in the summer" refers to the name of Springsteen's old Little League team; "teenage diplomat" refers to himself.
Springsteen's version was commercially unsuccessful and did not appear on the music charts. Their version includes the " Chopsticks " melody played on piano near the end of the bridge of the song.
Manfred Mann's Earth Band's recording of "Blinded by the Light" is Springsteen's only 1 single as a songwriter on the Hot ; his highest charting single as a solo performer was " Dancing in the Dark " inwhich reached 2 on the HotBlinded By The Light - Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band* - Live From Joes Place his only 1 was as part of the USA for Africa ensemble that recorded " We Are the World ".
InDanish act Funkstar De Luxe released its disco version of this song. A "jazzified" version can be found on Springsteen's video and audio release Live in Dublinrecorded with The Sessions Band. Manfred Mann's Earth Band 's recording of the song changes the lyrics. The most prominent change is in the chorus, where Springsteen's "cut loose like a deuce" is replaced with "revved up like a deuce".
Springsteen was fond of classic hot rods in his youth, hence the line "cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night". Springsteen himself has joked about the controversy, claiming that it was not until Manfred Mann rewrote the song to be about a feminine hygiene product that it became popular. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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