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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Windows Are for Cheaters, Chimneys for the Poor

Amazon is offering a sneak-peak at the forthcoming CD/DVD 30th-anniversary re-release of "Born to Run" with a free video clip of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performing the title track at a London show in 1975. The boxed-set includes a remastered "Born to Run," a making-of documentary, and a two-hour DVD of the London show.

The "Born to Run" clip is a little thrill. Apparently, Springsteen used to wear shirts with sleeves on them. It's a glimpse of one of the greatest American rock bands of the last half of the last century in top form, before Springsteen buffed up and perfected his rock poses. He's a sruffy, scrawny, wiry little frontman with a gruff holler and sweet falsetto. And the E Street Band is pimped out beyond all recognition.