CB Checks Out Bruce’s Friends
Back in the 70’s when CB was super groovy and was digging Bruce Springsteen’s music he was a sponge for anything Bruce recorded. There were lots of rumors of unreleased songs, bootlegs, songs he gave others etc. It was a different time so information was a lot harder to come by. Springsteen wasn’t the mega guy he is now. I saw him in concert back then and he sang this cool song called ‘Fire’. It had a real Elvis feel. CB made like Columbo and found out that Bruce gave it to a guy named Robert Gordon. That was all I needed. I found the album and the song. Robert absolutely nailed the song and I became a fan of his music. It didn’t hurt that Link Wray was the guitarist. This is the version CB knows best. I wore it out.
Three other songs at this time that Bruce gave to his “Friends” were ‘Fever’ : Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. ‘Rendezvous’ : Greg Kihn and ‘Because The Night’: Patti Smith (Patti also gets a writing credit). All very well done and favorites. These are all versions I heard before Bruce recorded and released them. These were the first of his songs that I dug that he gave to other people. I also became a fan of all the artists. So check all four out below and hear from Bruce’s friends.