- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: June 21, 2005
- Originally Released: 1949
- Label: Chrome Dreams
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Uncut - 08/01/2005
"[R]are early footage offers us a glimpse of what all the fuss was about."
Description by OLDIES.com:
This DVD documentary traces the years Bruce Springsteen spent perfecting his art, via the various bands that he played with in the bars and nightspots of New Jersey to his signing with Columbia records and his first successful album Born To Run. The story continues into the 80s and reveals how this phenomenal artist captured the masses and had the world firmly at his feet. Features include exclusive interviews with colleagues such as close school friends Richard Blackwell and Joseph Balencko, Steel Mill manager Carl Tinker West and singer Robbin Thompson, E Street band member Vini Lopez, Castilles bass player Frank Marziotti and many others.
With a knack for capturing the bittersweet melancholy of working-class Americana, and well-known for his espousal of progressive politics, Bruce Springsteen has become a true American hero, and an enduring icon of the common people. This documentary examines the early years of "The Boss," told through the eyes of many who were close to him as his nascent superstardom gathered steam. Beginning with his time in his first band, the Castilles, and later with the Steel Mill, audiences relive those early days on the local New Jersey bar circuit, when fans regularly enjoyed three-hour long performances. After gaining a cult-like local following, and releasing a couple of albums to critical but not commercial success, the artist was signed to Columbia Records and created the seminal BORN TO RUN, the album that made Bruce Springsteen a household name. Looking back on this period of incubation are Richard Blackwell and Joseph Balencko, Springsteen's close school friends, as well as the Steel Mill's former manager, Carl Tinker West, and singer, Robbin Thompson. Castilles bassist Frank Marziotti and E Street Band member Vini Lopez shed further light on the history of this performer, who single-handedly changed the face of rock & roll.
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