Joe Grushecky - Rebel Music

First performance: 17/10/1995


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 7 times, always together with Joe Grushecky:
 
In October 1995, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers kicked off the release of their American Babylon album with a six-stop tour dubbed the "October Assault." Introduced as "honorary Houserocker of the week" on the first night, Bruce Springsteen joined the band for the majority of the set on all six dates, playing guitar and sharing vocals with Grushecky. At each show, Springsteen came out for American Babylon's 'What did you do in the war' and remained on stage for the remainder of the set. The fourth date of the mini-tour (20 Oct 1995 in Pittsburgh, PA) was broadcast on radio. Eight songs from the fourth date and two songs from the fifth date (21 Oct 1995 in Pittsburgh, PA) were officially released.  
 
1 995-10-17 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
With Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers. Opening night of the October Assault mini-tour. Listed above are only the songs that Springsteen is on stage for, and that rule remains for the rest of the tour.
 
 
1995-10-18 - TRAMPS, NEW YORK CITY
With Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers. Dion DiMucci and Scott Kempner (formerly of the Del-Lords and Dictators) join Bruce and Joe for a bluesy "The Wanderer". 
 
1995-10-19 - ELECTRIC FACTORY, PHILADELPHIA
With Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers. 
 
1995-10-20 - NICK'S FAT CITY, PITTSBURGH
With Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers. 
 
1995-10-21 - NICK'S FAT CITY, PITTSBURGH
With Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers. Show features the only known full Springsteen performance of "Gimme Shelter".
 
1995-10-24 - PARK WEST, CHICAGO
With Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers. 
 
1998-03-02 - NICK'S FAT CITY, PITTSBURGH
With Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers. A lengthy show that is split into two sets. Bruce does not perform during the first set. However following the intermission Springsteen takes to the stage for the entire second set 
 
 
 

Songinfo

'Rebel Music' is a song written by Joe Grushecky, Art Nardini, Bill Toms, and Joffo Simmons and released on Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers' 1989 album Rock And Real. 
 
  
  

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Bruce co-wrote some songs with Joe Grushecky
 
He also contributed to other albums with vocals, guitar, harmonica or mandolin
 
Bruce contributed on three albums of Joe Grushecky

1995 : AMERICAN BABYLON 
 
 
 
 
 
2006 : A GOOD LIFE 
 
Is a studio album by Joe Grushecky released on 15 Aug 2006 on Schoolhouse Records. It features Bruce Springsteen on four tracks. He shares vocals and plays guitar with Grushecky on Code of Silence, Is she the one and A Good life, and only plays guitar on Searching for my soul. The primary recording sessions for the album took place at studios in West Virginia. However Springsteen, with Toby Scott engineering, worked only from his New Jersey home studio and overdubbed onto Gruschecky's already completed basic tracks.
 
 
 
2009 : EAST CARSON STREET

is a studio album by Joe Grushecky released in 2009. Bruce Springsteen participated in the recording of three of the album's tracks; he plays guitar on East Carson Street, sings duet vocals and plays lead guitar on Another thin line, and plays lead guitar on Broken wheel.
 
 
 
Joe Grushecky, so far, had 57 appearances with Springsteen:
 
1982-07-17 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK
Iron City Houserockers
 
1984-09-20 - PENNSYLVANIA DECADE, PITTSBURGH
Iron City Houserockers
 
1988-03-20 - CIVIC ARENA, PITTSBURGH
1992-12-16 - CIVIC ARENA, PITTSBURGH
 
1993-11-00 - THRILL HILL WEST, BEVERLY HILLS
Joe Grushecky recording session
 
1994-02-00 - THRILL HILL WEST, BEVERLY HILLS
Joe Grushecky recording session
 
1994-08-00 - THRILL HILL EAST, RUMSON, NJ
Joe Grushecky recording session
 
1994-08-20 - MARZ AMERICAN STYLE, LONG BRANCH
 
1995-04-00 - THRILL HILL EAST, RUMSON
no performance
 
1995-07-22 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT
 
1995-10-16 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
rehearsal
 
1995-10-17 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
1995-10-18 - TRAMPS, NEW YORK CITY
1995-10-19 - ELECTRIC FACTORY, PHILADELPHIA
1995-10-20 - NICK'S FAT CITY, PITTSBURGH
1995-10-21 - NICK'S FAT CITY, PITTSBURGH
1995-10-24 - PARK WEST, CHICAGO
1996-04-25 - BRIXTON ACADEMY, LONDON, ENGLAND
1996-09-16 - BENEDUM CENTER, PITTSBURGH
1997-12-13 - CHEERS, LONG BRANCH
1998-03-02 - NICK'S FAT CITY, PITTSBURGH
1999-07-09 - HOOLIGANS, LONG BRANCH
2000-04-25 - MELLON ARENA, PITTSBURGH
2000-04-26 - MELLON ARENA, PITTSBURGH
 
2000-11-03 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Light of Day
 
2001-11-03 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT
Light of Day
2002-11-02 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT
Light of Day
2002-12-04 - MELLON ARENA, PITTSBURGH
2003-08-06 - PNC PARK, PITTSBURGH
 
2003-11-01 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Light of Day
2004-07-17 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
 
2004-11-06 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Light of Day
2004-12-02 - HEINZ HALL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, PITTSBURGH
Concert for Flood Aid
 
2005-07-28 - PETERSEN EVENTS CENTER, PITTSBURGH
 
2006-02-00 - THRILL HILL EAST, RUMSON, NJ
Joe Grushecky recording session
 
2006-06-20 - TWEETER CENTER AT THE WATERFRONT, CAMDEN
 
2006-12-02 - STARLAND BALLROOM, SAYREVILLE, NJ
Light of Day
 
2007-11-14 - MELLON ARENA, PITTSBURGH
2008-08-19 - HERSHEYPARK STADIUM, HERSHEY, PA
2009-05-19 - MELLON ARENA, PITTSBURGH
 
2010-01-16 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ
Light of Day
2010-11-04 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH
2010-11-05 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH
 
2011-01-15 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK
Light of Day
2011-11-03 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH
2011-11-04 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH
 
2012-01-14 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK
Light of Day
2012-10-27 - CONSOL ENERGY CENTER, PITTSBURGH
 
2012-10-27 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH
Barack Obama Rally
 
2014-01-18 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK
Light of Day
2014-04-22 - CONSOL ENERGY CENTER, PITTSBURGH
2014-05-22 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH
2014-05-23 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH
 
2015-01-17 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK
Light of Day
2015-07-18 - WONDER BAR, ASBURY PARK
2016-02-23 - QUICKEN LOANS ARENA, CLEVELAND
2016-09-11 - CONSOL ENERGY CENTER, PITTSBURGH
  

Lyrics

Whatever happened to that rebel music
Whatever happened to those angry boys
I remember when we were younger
We used to make such a frightful noise
Hey!

Whatever happened to that rebel music
Whatever happened to those angry boys
I remember when we were younger
We used to make such a frightful noise

Rebel music
We were a hard living rock and roll playing band
We thought we had the whole world in the palm of our hands
When we walked into the room everybody stopped and stared
We used to go where we wanted to and do all that we dared

We all got a little older
We all grew a little colder
Whatever happened to that rebel music
Whatever happened to those angry boys
I remember when we were younger
We used to make such a frightful noise

Rebel music
We used to walk it like we talked it
We tried to reach for everything
But now my old telecaster needs a new set of strings
Through all the blood sweat and beers
For oh so many years
We burnt the candle until it all disappeared

Well it was never just a pay day
And we had to have it our way
Whatever happened to that rebel music
Whatever happened to those angry boys
Well I remember when we were younger
We used to make such a frightful noise

Rebel music
Oh play, Joey!

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Ohhh whatever happened to that rebel music
Whatever happened to those angry boys
I remember when we were younger
We used to make such a frightful noise

Rebel music
Rebel music
Rebel music
Rebel music
Well rebel music
Well rebel music
Let it loud
Well rebel music
Well rebel music
Well rebel music
Let it loud
Let it loud
Let it loud
Let it loud
Rebel music
Well rebel music