Sonny West - RAVE ON

First performance: 07/07/1978


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 19 times ( including soundchecks ) 
 
  • Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour
1978-07-05 - THE FORUM, INGLEWOOD
Soundcheck: RAVE ON : A report from the tour at this time from Dave Marsh had Bruce soundchecking "Rave On" which appeared in the main set on the next date
 
The full show was originally broadcast live on the now-defunct local radio station KMET-FM, and later became one of the main source concerts for the Live/1975-85 box set which includes eight recordings from this show. One more recording didn't make it onto the box set but was released as a b-side. Prior to its official release in 2018, this show circulated in its complete form on bootlegs (and unauthorized releases) sourced from tapes recorded off the airways.
more info : Springsteenlyrics 
 
 
 
1978-08-18 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA
 
 
 
1978-08-19 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA
 
1978-09-12 - ONONDAGA COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, SYRACUSE, NY
1978-11-12 - RPI FIELD HOUSE, RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE, TROY, NY
1978-11-14 - UTICA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, UTICA, NY
1978-11-21 - McGAW HALL, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, EVANSTON, IL
1978-12-19 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, PORTLAND, OR
1978-12-20 - SEATTLE CENTER ARENA, SEATTLE, WA
1978-12-28 - STANLEY THEATRE, PITTSBURGH, PA
1978-12-30 - COBO ARENA, DETROIT, MI
1978-12-31 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, RICHFIELD, OH
1979-01-01 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, RICHFIELD, OH
 
  • River Tour
1981-08-17 - RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE, MORRISON, CO
Soundcheck
 
1981-08-23 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LA
The only performance of "Rave On" on the tour.  
 
  • Born in the USA tour  
1984-09-07 - HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER, HARTFORD, CT
Tour premiere "Rave On" is included in the encores on Buddy Holly's birthday 
 
  • Off-Tour  
1979-06-03 - WHISKY A GO GO, WEST HOLLYWOOD
Marc Brickman wedding reception

1979-09-21 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY
M.U.S.E. Benefit
 
Live versions are available on the following official live downloads:

1979-09-21 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
1978-07-07 Roxy Theatre (The), West Hollywood, CA 
 
 
 

Songinfo

Sonny West released Rave On as a single in Feb. 1958. A few months later, the song was covered by Buddy Holly and the Crickets.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

The little things you say and do
They make me want to be with you
Rave on, it's a crazy feeling
And I know it's got me reeling
When you say I love you, rave on

Well the way you dance and hold me tight
The way you kiss and say goodnight
Rave on, it's a crazy feeling
And I know it's got me reeling
When you say I love you, rave on

Well rave on, it's a crazy feeling
And I know it's got me reeling
I'm so glad that you're revealing your love for me

Rave on, rave on and tell me
Tell me not to be lonely
Tell me you love me only, rave on to me

Well rave on, it's a crazy feeling
And I know it's got me reeling
I'm so glad that you're revealing your love for me

Rave on, rave on and tell me
Tell me not to be lonely
Tell me you love me only, rave on to me

Well rave on, it's a crazy feeling
And I know it's got me reeling
I'm so glad that you're revealing your love for me

Rave on, rave on and tell me
Tell me not to be lonely
Tell me you love me only, rave on to me

Rave on, rave on