Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
This is easily my favourite Bruce Springsteen track, the song that used to finish his live performances for about 10 years. Listening to it with a dollop of hindsight it’s easy to see where it fits into my music collection. There’s a more than a touch of Van Morrison about it in it’s melodies and arrangements. There’s a big RnB and Soul influence with that big sax driven sound. You can then hear it’s influence on Kevin Rowland and Joe Strummer – I’d be completely surprised if they weren’t fans of Bruce.
This is from the classic Hammersmith Odeon concert and it’s absolutely bursting with energy and soul and passion.