Jesse Malin - Queen Of The Underworld

First performance: 05/12/2003


Bruce performed the song 3 times: Always together with Jesse Malin on stage
2003-12-08 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
2003-12-07 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ

2003-12-05 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ 
Performed with Jesse Malin during the first night of the Christmas Benefit shows in 2003. Some of the proceeds are donated to the Asbury Park High School band, along with 30 instruments.


Taken from Jesse Malin's album The Fine Art of Self Destruction (2002) ."Queen of the Underworld" was the first single taken from the album and a moderate hit. Stateside fans were eventually able to purchase the album "The Fine Art of Self-Destruction' in January 2003.  

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Malin contributed to two cover albums, first he covered "Hungry Heart" for Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and then he recorded a cover of The Clash's "Death Or Glory" on the tribute White Riot Vol. 2: A Tribute to The Clash. By November 2003 he was back in the studio recording tracks his second album, The Heat, which was released in June 2004. Malin's album, Glitter in the Gutter was released on March 20, 2007. It featured a duet with Bruce Springsteen on "Broken Radio." A music video was also made to accompany "Broken Radio." 


You say you want a revolution
Something you can touch
Like an age old contradiction
With alcohol and lust
And all the things you have are broken
And you can't go back if they've moved
From dysfunction to this function
You know I'm singing just for you

Queen of the underworld
Took a ride on the tilt-a-whirl
Meanwhile another girl

Out on the street you hear their laughter
And pretty green eyes have turned to blue
Everything you've heard I've gotten
Persecution's nothing new

Queen of the underworld
Took awhile baby to unfurl
Meanwhile another girl
Queen of the underworld

I never got an invitation
Never heard too much
I'm gonna make a reservation
But I'm not in a rush

And all across this alien nation
Or in a town called Resume Speed
Out on the highway of perfection
We only wanted to be free
Queen of the underworld, etc
Don't turn around