Midweek Music: Songs for the 4th from The Boss

Some songs for you from the Boss on Independence Day…

The first, is “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” from his first album, Asbury Park. The video is from Live at the Hammersmith Odeon back in 1975. You can get the DVD through Netflix and it is the kind of performance that leaves you speechless. The album is one of my favorites. And “Sandy” is about as beautiful and moving song as you’ll hear anywhere at anytime.

This next one has been around in the live shows for years and is now on the newest album, Wrecking Ball. There is a lot of what is great about America in this song without any triumphalism.

You can’t talk about Independence Day and Bruce without his “Independence Day” from The River.

And this final one because it’s what you expected and it’s epic live.