One of the finest rock bands of all time is largely regarded as Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. The band was founded in New Jersey in 1972, and Bruce Springsteen was its lead singer. The E Street Band has received praise for its distinctive sound, which combines elements of Americana, blues, and classic rock.
Being one of the best in the world, Bruce is also known for having a strong admiration for the Rolling Stones. He frequently mentions their influence in interviews, claiming that it had a significant impact on the sound of his own songs. Even in his performances, he covered a few of their tunes. And today we will be looking at their cover from 1984.
The band is well known for its lengthy live performances, which frequently run three hours or more. They frequently include extended jams and fast tempo changes, which produce a strong and energizing environment. Springsteen’s lyrics, which explore themes of love, sorrow, and the American dream, are frequently regarded as being insightful and beautiful.
Back in 1984, during the E Street Band’s tour, Bruce included the track ‘Street Fighting Man’ in their setlist. It was a tour in support of Born in the U.S.A. “Street Fighting Man,” a 1968 single by The Rolling Stones, is a classic song from the late 1960s. The song, which was co-written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, is a potent anthem of protest that perfectly encapsulates the social and political turbulence of the time.
Back then, The Rolling Stones was a big name. The song’s lyrics reflect the turbulent times and include a call to arms for people to strive for a better society. Jagger sings, “The time to fight back’s now/ If you’re looking for a new way of life/ You’d better start it now,” in the song’s forceful and straightforward lyrics. It was enough to connect Springsteen with the song, which was the reason he kept the song on their setlist.
The song was a huge thing for the audience and was loved. It wasn’t the only song he played in his career. He has also played songs like ‘Honky Tonk Women’, ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ and even ‘Gimme Shelter’, in his career. This shows how much he respects the band.
In a time of political and social instability, “Street Fighting Man” is a classic and potent protest song that is still relevant today. The song “Street Fighting Man” will continue to serve as a symbol of resistance and defiance as long as people decide to stand up and fight for a better future.
Listen to Bruce and the E Street Band playing ‘Street Fight Man’ down below.