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25 Facts I'll Bet You Didn't Know About
Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The U.S.A."
OK, gang. Time for a pop quiz. Subject: Bruce Springsteen. Album: "Born in the U.S.A.". How many of these did you know? Ready... GO!
1) The original title of "Born in the U.S.A." was "Vietnam".
2) "Glory Days" originally contained a 4th verse which described Springsteen's father working on the Ford assembly line.
3) Springsteen had to be convinced to use Anne Leibowitz's photo of his Derriere against the background of an American flag as the album's cover. Some people thought it portrayed Springsteen urinating on the flag.
4) When Springsteen performed "Working on the Highway" on July 26, 1992, he danced with his mother onstage towards the end of the song. He later said "A boy's best friend is his mother." (from the Alfred Hitchcock film "Psycho")
5) The original title of "My Hometown" was "Your Hometown."
6) The album "Born In The U.S.A." was the first CD manufactured in the United States for commercial release (discs had previously been imported from Japan).
7) Springsteen wrote "Cover Me" for Donna Summer but elected to keep it for himself.
8) "Darlington County" was originally written for the 1978 album "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", but it didn't make the cut.
9) The textile mill that closed down in "My Hometown" was the A & M Karagheusian Rug Mill at the corner of Center and Jackson Streets of Freehold, New Jersey, Springsteen's original home town.
10) Sesame Street reworked "Born In The U.S.A." as "Barn In The U.S.A.," credited to Bruce Stringbean and the S. Street Band.
11) Springsteen wrote "Dancing in the Dark" about the difficulty of writing a hit single and his frustration trying to write songs that please people. It ended up being his biggest hit.
12) Around 70 songs were written for the album but, of course, only 12 made it.
13) According to Max Weinberg, Bruce once attempted to do "Born In The U.S.A." in a Rockabilly trio style, with a Country beat.
14) "Working on the Highway" was originally titled "Child Bride."
15) Chrysler offered Springsteen $12 million to use "Born in the U.S.A." in an ad campaign. Springsteen turned them down.
16) Springsteen, pianist Roy Bittan, and drummer Max Weinberg recorded the first version of "I'm On Fire" themselves because the rest of the band was taking a break when inspiration struck.
17) The original title for "No Surrender" was "Brothers Under The Bridges."
18) "Born in the U.S.A." was initially written in 1981 as the title song for a film that Paul Schrader was considering making.
19) "No Surrender" was the last song chosen for the album. Guitarist Steven Van Zandt had to convince Springsteen to add it to the album.
20) There really is a "Darlington County" in South Carolina.
21) "Bobby Jean" was written as a farewell to guitarist Steven Van Zandt, who left the E Street Band during the recording of the album.
22) "I'm Going Down" started off as a part of the album, got bumped, then reinstated. It ended up knocking "Pink Cadillac" off the album.
23) The second verse of "My Hometown" refers to a racial incident that the teenaged Springsteen actually witnessed in 1965.
24) The first verse of "Glory Days" actually happened in the summer of 1973 when Springsteen ran into a former Little League baseball teammate named Joe Depugh.
25) "Dancing in the Dark" was the last song written and recorded for the album.
OK, how'd you do? 0-5: You need to listen more. 6-15: Respectable but room for improvement. 16-20: IMHO you deserve seats somewhere in the first five rows next time he tours. 21-25: Are you surrrrrrrrrre you aren't related to the guy?
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