Dec 6, 2021
Today, filmmaker and longtime Bruce Springsteen
collaborator (Letter to You, Western Stars) Thom
Zimny joins me to unpack the spark of his lifelong journey
on E Street, the classic live bootleg ‘Live in the Promised Land’,
recorded in San Fransisco on the 1978 tour behind ‘Darkness on the
Edge of Town’.
We talk about how Thom discovered the record as a teenager, the joys and charms of the bootleg experience and how it made Thom feel like part of a secret subculture, how the design and flaws of the quality and packaging influenced his later documentary work with Bruce, the power and legend of the classic E Street Band, Bruce’s on stage monologues, the story of how Thom established his working relationship with Bruce and Jon Landau on the Live in New York City concert film and whether there are any plans to document the final E Street Band tour.