Garland Jeffreys - WILD IN THE STREETS

First performance: 02/11/2002


Coverinfo

Bruce played the song 4 times : always together with Garland Jeffreys .

2002-11-02 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT, NJ
played during the third annual Light of Day Benefit . LOD has its third straight appearance from Springsteen. Held once again at the Tradewinds in Sea Bright, the Light of Day show brought together a host of Jersey-style rockers to benefit the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (and celebrate organizer Bob Benjamin's birthday while they were at it). Springsteen came on at 10:40 to play for nearly an hour with Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers, on a few of their songs. They are joined by Garland Jeffreys for "96 Tears" and "Wild in the Streets," and by Gary U.S. Bonds for a set-closing "The Twist - Peppermint Twist" medley. But that wasn't all from the Boss. In the midnight hour, he comes back to the stage to play "Jole Blon" and "Quarter to Three - Having A Party" with Bonds. With the Tradewinds scheduled to close, this is the last Light of Day benefit to be held there.
 
2003-12-05 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
First night of the Christmas Benefit shows. Some of the proceeds are donated to the Asbury Park High School band, along with 30 instruments. Guests include Sam Moore, Garland Jeffreys and Jesse Malin.
 
2003-12-07 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
 
For the third year in succession Bruce is the main attraction at the climax of Light Of Day, a series of benefit concerts to aid the fight against Parkinson's disease. Springsteen begins his night by joining Garland Jeffreys and then Willie Nile on stage. 
 
 
 

Songinfo

Taken from the album "Ghost Writer" , the second solo album by Garland Jeffreys, released by A&M Records in 1977. It was recorded with an all-star lineup of session musicians, including Dr. John, The Brecker Brothers, Anthony Jackson, Steve Gadd, Hugh McCracken and David Spinozza., Leon Pendarvis.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Bruce had 18 performances together with Garland Jeffreys :
 
 
 
2001-12-03 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2001-12-04 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2001-12-06 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2001-12-08 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2002-11-02 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT, NJ (Light of Day)
2003-07-18 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
2003-10-04 - SHEA STADIUM, NEW YORK CITY, NY
2003-11-01 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Light of Day)
2003-12-05 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2003-12-07 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2003-12-08 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2006-05-10 - PALAIS OMNISPORTS DE PARIS-BERCY, PARIS, FRANCE
2012-01-14 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Light of Day)
2012-03-14 - AUSTIN MUSIC HALL, AUSTIN, TX (Alejandro Escovedo)
2012-03-15 - MOODY THEATER, AUSTIN, TX
2012-05-28 - MEGALAND, LANDGRAAF, THE NETHERLANDS (Pinkpop Festival)
2012-12-06 - JOBING.COM ARENA, GLENDALE, AZ
2015-01-17 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Light of Day)
  

Lyrics

In the heat of the summer
Better call up the plumber
And turn on the street pump
To cool me off

With your newspaper writers
And your big crime fighters
You still need a drugstore
To cure my cough

Running wild in the streets

We got a gang called Shady
And a midnight lady
And two transvestites
To beat the band

You better not touch us
You best believe us
Your teenage Johnny's
Gonna be a man

Runnin' wild in the streets

Mrs. America
Tell me how is your favorite son?
Do you really care
What he has done?

Runnin' wild in the streets