Huey Lewis and the News. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. Diana Ross and the Supremes. Gladys Knight and the Pips. There are certain backing bands that just fit with their artists. They just go together. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is one of the greats. And where would the E Street Band be if not for Springsteen’s sophomore album: The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle? The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle was the catalyst for one of the best backing bands of all time.
Springsteen’s Sophomore Album
Bruce Springsteen's sophomore album was released the same year as his debut Greetings from Asbury Park. The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle tracklist includes seven Bruce Springsteen songs, clocking in at 46 minutes and 47 seconds of music.
In speaking about the album, Springsteen remarked, “Half the songs are kind of set in New Jersey and around our little street corner… and the other half are sort of my romantic fantasies of New York City.” Many in the industry believe this album, which was released in the same year as his debut Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J., showed tremendous improvement in Springsteen’s songwriting. This new cinematic, lyrical approach played a huge part in his rise to fame.
A highlight of the record, Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) became the band’s go-to song to close out a live show through the mid-80s. In 2021, Rolling Stone ranked it the 446th greatest song of all time on their updated 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list, joining other Bruce Springsteen songs in the ranks: Jungleland, Atlantic City, Thunder Road, and Born to Run.
50 Years of The E Street Shuffle
The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle hit the shelves in the fall of 1973. September 11, 1973, to be exact. There was little press or promotion, but the critics liked it. In the 50 years since, it’s become a favorite among Springsteen fans, and we’re going to celebrate. And how are we going to celebrate? Of course, celebrating Bruce Springsteen’s sophomore album wouldn't be complete without a Bruce Springsteen t-shirt. Or two. Or five.
Daydreamer’s Bruce Springsteen T-Shirts
Our Bruce Springsteen tees feature Americana inspiration and encapsulate the spirit and anthemic sound of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Want a shirt featuring the Boss’ most iconic album cover? We’ve got you covered. Prefer to rep the E Street Band? We have that, too.
Bruce Springsteen is known for his Americana working-class anthems, his youth spent somewhere in the swamps of Jersey. He has a sound that is genuine, authentic, and American. Where better to get a new Bruce Springsteen t-shirt to add to your roster than somewhere as authentic, hardworking, and genuine as The Boss himself.
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