Jon Bon Jovi - BLOOD ON BLOOD

First performance: 31/01/1998


Coverinfo

1998-01-31 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ

Bruce performed the song during the "Come Together" concert . Jon Bon Jovi was on lead vocals on this song. Bruce Springsteen did not sing, but he probably was onstage playing guitar during this and all the other songs on which he did not sing. The "Come Together: Jon Bon Jovi & Friends" benefit concert was organized by the Long Branch Police Department, The Asbury Park Press, and FPI Concerts, along with Jon Bon Jovi. The concert was to honor slain Long Branch police officer Sgt. Patrick King and raise money for the Sgt. Patrick King Memorial Fund to provide for his family. King, 45-year-old father of two young boys, was fatally shot on 20 Nov 1997 by a fugitive who had vowed to kill himself and a police officer rather than be captured and returned to jail. Twenty musicians with ties to the Jersey shore music scene answered Jon Bon Jovi's call, including Bruce Springsteen and several members of the then-disbanded E Street Band (Clarence Clemons, Danni Frederici, Patti Scialfa, Steven Van Zandt, and Max Weinberg), Southside Johnny, Bobby Bandiera, and Richie Sambora among others. Actor Danny DeVito was the event's MC. Tickets, which were priced at $125, went on sale on 17 Jan 1998 noon and sold out in just eight minutes. The concert that was organized in short order raised more than $112,000 for King's widow and his two sons. This was a near-reunion of the fabled E Street Band and Springsteen's first full-length electric gig following the acoustic The Ghost Of Tom Joad Solo Acoustic Tour. Springsteen spent much (or possibly all) of the night onstage, singing or playing guitar only. Soundboard recording for the complete concert is available among collectors. The 31 Jan 1998 show at Count Basie Theatre was commercially released in Europe. Since 2005 some enterprising record labels in Europe (mostly in the UK) have been releasing Bruce Springsteen radio and TV broadcasts (and some soundboard recordings) from the seventies, eighties, and nineties. Though these releases are not authorized by Bruce Springsteen or his record company, they are lawful due to a legal loophole in Europe. 
 
 
 
setlist : 
 
THIS TIME IT'S FOR REAL (with Southside Johnny, Jon Bon Jovi, and Steven Van Zandt) / BAD MEDICINE (Southside Johnny and Jon Bon Jovi) / UNTIL THE GOOD IS GONE (Steven Van Zandt) / BROKE DOWN PIECE OF MAN (Southside Johnny and Jon Bon Jovi) / HARD TIMES COME EASY (Richie Sambora) / LOVES GLORY (Patti Scialfa) / THERE GOES MY BABY (Southside Johnny) / THIS TIME BABY'S GONE FOR GOOD (with Southside Johnny and Steven Van Zandt) / YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME (with Jon Bon Jovi) / ALL I NEEDED WAS YOU (Southside Johnny and Steven Van Zandt) / SOMEDAY I'LL BE SATURDAY NIGHT (Jon Bon Jovi and Southside Johnny) / BLOOD ON BLOOD (Jon Bon Jovi) / I'VE BEEN WORKING TOO HARD - LITTLE QUEENIE (Southside Johnny and Jon Bon Jovi) / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME (with Southside Johnny, Jon Bon Jovi, and Steven Van Zandt) / IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME (with Southside Johnny and Steven Van Zandt) / WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE (with Jon Bon Jovi) / FOREVER (Steven Van Zandt) / LIVIN' ON A PRAYER (Jon Bon Jovi) / I PLAYED THE FOOL (Southside Johnny and Jon Bon Jovi) / KEEP THE FAITH (Jon Bon Jovi) / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD (with all performers) / TREAT HER RIGHT (with all performers) /  
 

Songinfo

'Blood on blood' is a song written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Desmond Child, and released on Bon Jovi's 1988 album New Jersey, it’s fourth studio album.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

1999-04-28 - HALLE TONY GARNIER, LYON, FRANCE
All appearances with Springsteen:
 
  
 
1992-12-27 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ 
1993-04-03 - WESTFALENHALLE, DORTMUND, GERMANY
1994-07-16 - THE STONE PONY TENT, ASBURY PARK, NJ
1995-04-12 - CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK CITY, NY
1997-03-08 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT, NJ 
1998-01-30 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ (rehearsal)
1998-01-31 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ (Come Together Benefit) 
1998-10-11 - SPRINGSTEEN RESIDENCE, COLTS NECK, NJ 
1999-04-28 - HALLE TONY GARNIER, LYON, FRANCE  
1999-12-04 - THE DIASCO RESIDENCE, COLTS NECK, NJ (Doug Flutie Autism Foundation Benefit)
2000-10-21 - HEDGEROW FARM, MIDDLETOWN, NJ 
2003-04-29 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ 
2003-04-30 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ 
2003-12-07 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2006-12-12 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ
2008-04-13 - AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER, DALLAS, TX 
2008-12-22 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ 
2012-11-02 - STUDIO 6A, GE BUILDING, ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK CITY, NY 
2012-12-12 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (The Concert For Sandy Relief)
 

Lyrics

Well, I can still remember when I was just a kid
When friends were friends forever and what you said was what you did
Well, it was me and Danny and Bobby we cut each other's hands
Held tight to a promise only brothers understand

But we were so young
(so young)
One for all and all for one
(all for one)
Just as sure as the river's gonna run

Blood on blood, one on one
We'd still be standing when all was said and done
Blood on blood, one on one
And I'll be there for you till kingdom come
Blood on blood

Well, Bobby was our hero 'cause he had his fake I.D.
When I got busted stealing cigarettes Bobby took the rap for me
Well, Danny knew this white trash girl, we each threw in a ten
She took us to this cheap motel and turned us into men

When we were so young (so young)
One for all and all for one
(all for one)
Just as sure as the river's gonna run

Blood on blood, one on one
We'd still be standing when all was said and done
Blood on blood, one on one
And I'll be here for you till kingdom come
Like blood on blood, yeah!

[Guitar solo]

Now Bobby's an uptown lawyer, Danny he's a medicine man
And me, I'm just the singer in a long haired rock 'n' roll band
Through the years and miles between us it's been a long and lonely ride
But if I got that call in the dead of the night, I'd be right by your side

Blood on blood, like blood on blood, yeah
Just like blood (blood on blood), blood on blood (blood on blood)
Like blood, just like blood, blood brothers, yeah

Like blood on blood, one on one
We'd still be standing when all was said and done
Blood on blood, one on one
And I'll be here for you till kingdom come
Like blood on blood, yeah!

Blood on blood, like blood on blood
Blood on blood, like blood on blood