Eddie cochran - Summertime Blues

First performance: 28/07/1978


Coverinfo

Bruce played the song 41 times :
 
  • Darkness on the edge of town tour       
Bruce used the song always as the opening song of the evening asking:
"How's your summer been ? How’s the summertime treating you? Happy summer to everybody!"
 
1978-07-28 - JAI ALAI FRONTON, MIAMI
1978-08-01 - GAILLARD MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, CHARLESTON, SC 
1978-08-07 - WINGS STADIUM, KALAMAZOO, MI 
1978-08-09 - THE AGORA, CLEVELAND, OH  
1978-08-10 - ROCHESTER COMMUNITY WAR MEMORIAL, ROCHESTER, NY 
1978-08-12 - AUGUSTA CIVIC CENTER, AUGUSTA, ME 
1978-08-18 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA
1978-09-05 - VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, COLUMBUS, OH
 
  • The River Tour  
1981-07-03 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1981-08-07 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD 
1981-08-11 - JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI 
1981-08-17 - RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE, MORRISON, CO  
1981-08-23 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LA
 
  • Magic Tour   
2008-07-15 - ESTADIO ANOETA, DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN 
2008-07-28 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD
2008-07-31 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD
2008-08-02 - GILLETTE STADIUM, FOXBOROUGH, MA 
2008-08-19 - HERSHEYPARK STADIUM, HERSHEY, PA
 
  • Working on a dream Tour 
2009-08-25 - SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
 
  • Wrecking Ball Tour 
2012-08-15 - FENWAY PARK, BOSTON, MA  
 
Rock In Roma Festival
 
 
  • High Hopes Tour 
 
  • River Tour 2016 
 
played with Rickie Lee Jones. Rickie Lee Jones is onstage for several songs on percussion and backing vocals but is mostly inaudible throughout. 
 
2016-09-01 - NATIONALS PARK, WASHINGTON, DC
 
  • Off-Tour  
1981-07-11 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK
Bruce joins Clarence Clemons and his Red Bank Rockers on stage on the opening night of Clarence’s new nightclub. 
 
1982-05-29 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK
With Beaver Brown. John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band is the name of an American rock band from Narragansett, Rhode Island, that began their career in the 1970s and achieved mainstream success in the 1980s. Originally known as simply Beaver Brown, the group (consisting of John Cafferty on vocals and rhythm guitar, Gary Gramolini on lead guitar, Patrick Lupo on bass, Kenny Jo Silva on drums, Bobby Cotoia on piano, and Michael "Tunes" Antunes on saxophone) started out as a New England bar band and initially established a popular following throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. 
 

Songinfo

"Summertime Blues" is a song co-written and recorded by American rockabilly artist Eddie Cochran.It was written by Cochran and his manager Jerry Capehart. Originally a single B-side, it was released in August 1958.
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

I'm gonna raise a fuss, I'm gonna raise a holler
About a workin' all summer just to try to earn a dollar
Every time I call my baby, and ask to get a date
My boss says, 'No dice son, you gotta work late'
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

Well my mom and pop told me, "Son you gotta make some money"
If you want to use the car to go ridin' next Sunday
Well I didn't go to work, told the boss I was sick
"Well you can't use the car 'cause you didn't work a lick"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

I'm gonna take three weeks, gonna have a fine vacation
I'm gonna take my problem to the United Nations
Well I called my congressman and he said 'Quote'
"I'd like to help you son but you're too young to vote"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues