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Recorded in 1982 at the Born In The USA sessions, this was remixed by Bob Clearmountain in 1994 and finally released the next year on Greatest Hits.
At one time this was going to be the title track to Springsteen's 1984 album. He decided on Born In The USA instead.
The lyrics are about how murder has been incorporated into society to the point where violence is accepted.
Springsteen performed this in concert years before it was released.
The title was taken from a 1960 movie starring Peter Falk. Springsteen also got the title for his song "Badlands" from a movie.
The video was directed by Jonathan Demme. Springsteen wrote "Streets Of Philadelphia
" for Demme's movie, Philadelphia
, a year earlier.
The E-Street Band performed together for the first time in 7 years at the shoot for this video. They played it 6 times during the shoot at Tramps in New York.
Collaborating with T Bone Burnett, Leslie Phillips changed her name and left her Christian label behind. Robert Plant, who recorded one of her songs on Raising Sand
, is a fan.
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.
Eric Kretz of Stone Temple Pilots
The STP drummer talks about how they write their songs, and how the process is different now that Chester Bennington has replaced Scott Weiland.
Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust
The Sevendust frontman talks about the group's songwriting process, and how trips to the Murder Bar helped forge their latest album.