The haunting Jazz-inspired flugelhorn was played by Randy Brecker, formerly of Blood Sweat and Tears. Jazz veteran Richard Davis contributed the upright bass. He also played on Van Morrison's Astral Weeks album.
Private User from Boston, MaThis song is about a friend of my father-in-law, both of who were concert promoters and close friends with Springsteen in the 70s. And no, “Eddie” (name changed and I won’t reveal it) was not a criminal, but someone who put on a lot of events in the Trenton, NJ area but did fall on hard times. In fact, “Eddie” appears in at least one other of Springsteen’s songs under a different name. My father-in-law isn’t alive (he passed in the 70s) but “Eddie” still is and is currently living on a beach down in Jamaica. :D
Mippy724 from Ashland OrLOVE this song, always have from the first listen. The rhythm is so damn cool 1 2 3 FOUR 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 FOUR 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 FOUR 5 6 7 8
Daniel from Seattle, WaTom Waits said that he wished HE had written this song. Springsteen repaid the complement by doing Waits' "Jersey Girl."
Derek from Shrewsbury, Magreat song not very well known but thats understandable because its so slow
In Beastie Boys' "Paul Revere," the title refers to the name of a horse. They took it from a song in the musical Guys And Dolls where a character sings, "I got the horse right here, the name is Paul Revere."