Bruce rehearsed The Chantays' "Pipeline" with the E Street Band at The "Telegraph Hill Studios" . The band used to practice songs around the time The River was being cut in studio. Among these song was pipeline. The song was played just as a band warm-up exercise. A significant amount of The River sessions audio that has surfaced unofficially comes from these Telegraph Hill sessions. This band rehearsal of Pipeline can be found on The Lost Masters Vol. 11
(Labour Of Love) bootleg. The song is incorrectly listed as Johnny Smith's "Walk, don't run
" (later covered and made famous by The Ventures
) on this bootleg.
1990-10-29 - TOM PETTY'S HOUSE, SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, CA
Pipeline was also performed off-tour at Tom Petty's House in San Fernando Valley, CA, during a gig with many of the guests at the party, including various Heartbreakers, Roger McGuinn, and Jeff Lynne.
2000-05-08 - HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER, HARTFORD, CT
Bruce also used a snippet of the song as intro to light of day