Bruce Springsteen joined Garry Tallent to play guitar and sing backing vocals on one song, “Dirty Rotten Shame,” at the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, July 6. You can watch a video of it below (thanks to Stan Goldstein for posting it to YouTube!).
A fast garage-rock song, “Dirty Rotten Shame” appears on Tallent’s album More Like Me, which will be released on Aug. 2. It’s the E Street Band bassist’s second solo album, following 2017’s Break Time.
“I gotta teach him the song,” said Garry Tallent, after Springsteen took the stage, but before they performed the song. “We only sang it one time.”
It took them less than two minutes to perform the song. Before they started, Tallent predicted it would be “the shortest time that this man has ever spent on one stage.”
Tallent, backed by the band The Delevantes, opened the show for Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes. As I am writing this, at 9 p.m., the Jukes are still playing, performing the Springsteen-written “All the Way Home” (I’m listening live on the E Street Radio station, i.e., channel 20, on SiriusXM satellite radio).