Rolling Stones ( The ) - STREET FIGHTING MAN

First performance: 29/06/1984


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 28 times: only performed during the BITUSA tour.
 
 
1984-06-29 - ST PAUL CIVIC CENTER ARENA, ST PAUL, MN
 
 
1984-06-29 - ST PAUL CIVIC CENTER ARENA, ST PAUL, MN
1984-07-01 - ST PAUL CIVIC CENTER ARENA, ST PAUL, MN
1984-07-02 - ST PAUL CIVIC CENTER ARENA, ST PAUL, MN
1984-07-05 - RIVERFRONT COLISEUM, CINCINNATI, OH
1984-07-06 - RIVERFRONT COLISEUM, CINCINNATI, OH
1984-07-08 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, RICHFIELD, OH
1984-07-09 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, RICHFIELD, OH
1984-07-12 - ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATER, EAST TROY, WI
1984-07-13 - ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATER, EAST TROY, WI
1984-07-15 - ROSEMONT HORIZON, ROSEMONT, IL
1984-07-17 - ROSEMONT HORIZON, ROSEMONT, IL
1984-07-18 - ROSEMONT HORIZON, ROSEMONT, IL
1984-07-21 - MONTREAL FORUM, MONTREAL, QC
1984-07-23 - CNE GRANDSTAND, TORONTO, ON
1984-07-24 - CNE GRANDSTAND, TORONTO, ON
1984-07-27 - SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
1984-07-30 - JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI
1984-08-06 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
1984-08-08 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
1984-08-09 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
1984-08-25 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD
1984-09-12 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1984-09-21 - CIVIC ARENA, PITTSBURGH, PA
1984-10-19 - TACOMA DOME, TACOMA, WA
1984-10-22 - OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM ARENA, OAKLAND, CA
1984-10-25 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1984-10-29 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1985-07-06 - WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND
 

Songinfo

"Street Fighting Man" is a song by the Rolling Stones featured on their 1968 album Beggars Banquet. Called the band's "most political song,"  Originally titled and recorded as "Did Everyone Pay Their Dues?", containing the same music but very different lyrics, "Street Fighting Man" is known as one of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards' most politically inclined works to date. Jagger allegedly wrote it about Tariq Ali after he attended a 1968 anti-war rally at London's US embassy, during which mounted police attempted to control a crowd of 25,000. He also found inspiration in the rising violence among student rioters on Paris' Left Bank, the precursor to a period of civil unrest in May 1968. Mick Jagger explained in a 1995 interview with Jann Wenner in Rolling Stone:

"Yeah, it was a direct inspiration, because by contrast, London was very quiet ... It was a very strange time in France. But not only in France but also in America, because of the Vietnam War and these endless disruptions ... I thought it was a very good thing at the time. There was all this violence going on. I mean, they almost toppled the government in France; de Gaulle went into this complete funk, as he had in the past, and he went and sort of locked himself in his house in the country. And so the government was almost inactive. And the French riot police were amazing. "
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Bruce covered 22 songs of the Rolling Stones and had 3 performances with them : 
 
Bruce joins The Rolling Stones on the World Stage at the "Rock in Rio" Festival, performing "Tumbling Dice" together.  
 
 
 
Bruce's last public action in 2012 is a scheduled appearance as a special guest with The Rolling Stones on their 50th anniversary tour in Newark. A somewhat starstruck Bruce shares lead vocals with Mick Jagger. This is the first time Springsteen has played "Tumbling Dice", from the Rolling Stones' 1972 album Exile On Main St. 
 
 
 
1989-01-18 Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, NY 
Springsteen attends the fourth Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremonies. The night's inductees are The Rolling Stones. Bruce jammed with an all - star band, including The Stones. 
 
 

Lyrics

Ev'rywhere I hear the sound
Of marching charging feet, boy
'Cause summer's here and the time is right
For fighting in the street, boy
Well now, what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock n' roll band?
'Cause in sleepy London town
There's just no place for a street fighting man, no
Hey think the time is right
For a palace revolution
But where I live the game
To play is compromise solution
Well now, what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock n' roll band?
'Cause in sleepy London town
There's just no place for a street fighting man, no. Get down.
Hey so my name is called Disturbance
I'll shout and scream
I'll kill the king, I'll rail at all his servants
Well, what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock n' roll band?
'Cause in sleepy London town
There's just no place for a street fighting man, no
Get down