La page Facebook Bruce Springsteen News nous alerte sur la présence (non créditée) de Bruce Springsteen sur la chanson Street Hassle de Lou Reed (excellente page à lire et écouter sur le site de France Inter), présente sur l’album éponyme sorti en 1978.
Voici quelques précisions mises en ligne sur cette page.
RIP Lou Reed.
Bruce Springsteen makes a guest appearance on this song, with a brief rap during the « Slipaway » section (from 9:02 to 9:39, lyrics above in bold). He was not credited for his performance in the liner notes to Street Hassle, possibly due to his ongoing legal battles with former manager Mike Appel at the time.
In the last line of the rap, Bruce states « tramps like us, baby we were born to pay », an altered quotation from his own song BORN TO RUN. It’s unknown whether the inclusion of this line was Bruce’s idea or Lou’s. STREET HASSLE, or at least Bruce’s part of the song, was recorded in October 1977 at The Record Plant in New York City, NY, when Springsteen was at the New York studio recording his Darkness On The Edge Of Town album.
Ci-dessous, une vidéo de Street Hassle.