First it was AC/DC, then the Easybeats, then INXS. Last night in Brisbane, Bruce Springsteen completed the Australian leg of his tour with another cover from Down Under: "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees. He opened the show with it, and delivered a great version, compete with strings. This show also included the complete "The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle," his second album. And Eddie Vedder joined the band in the encore for "Highway to Hell."
Here's the "Stayin' Alive" clip.
Name: Gary Cee
Born: February 28th
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Lucky Number: 22
Before WNNJ, I worked at: WPDH, WLIR, WDRE, WRCN, Circus Magazine, WNYU, Jay-Cee Printing
Favorite WNNJ Bands: Beatles, Stones, AC/DC, Ramones, Bruce, ELO
Favorite Movies: Raging Bull, Defending Your Life, Rock and Roll High School, This is Spinal Tap, Shawshank Redemption, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Matchpoint, Hold That Ghost, Animal House, Doctor Strangelove
Favorite Books: The Bullpen Gospels by Dirk Hayhurst, Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles by Geoff Emerick, The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama, The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood, The Man Who Ate the 747 by Ben Sherwood, The Stand by Stephen King, High Fidelity by Nick Hornby, About the Author by John Colapinto, Border Music by Robert James Waller, FM: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio by Richard Neer, Fair Ball: A Fan's Case for Baseball by Bob Costas, Tales of Times Square by Josh Alan Friedman, Wonderland by Michael Bamberger, Why Sinatra Matters by Pete Hamill, Arbitron: Condensed Radio Market Report, Poughkeepsie, NY, Spring 2005
Favorite Restaurants: Il Cena'Colo, Newburgh; The Grange, Warwick.
Favorite TV Shows: Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Fargo, CBS Sunday Morning
Favorite Led Zeppelin song: The Rain Song
Hobbies: I write crossword puzzles for The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal
Favorite quote: “Luck is the residue of design” – Branch Rickey