If you have not witnessed Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in concert at any point since their late-’90s reunion, then it is entirely possible that you, my friend, have not truly lived for the past decade. All apologies. To make it up to you, we’ve got an exclusive clip from London Calling: Live in Hyde Park, the 2-DVD concert film that arrives in stores next week.
Hit the jump to see the Boss and Co. tear through live favorite “Seeds” for 50,000 adoring Brits. This clip comes fairly early in the three-hour London Calling set, which was shot at the Hard Rock Calling festival in June 2009. Back then, Springsteen’s hard-times holler (“Big limousine, long, shiny, and black/You don’t look ahead, you don’t look back/How many times can you get up after you’ve been hit?”) was all too in tune with the state of the global economy. A year later, it still feels pretty timely. And there’s no denying that these fifty- and sixty-somethings can still bring the heat on stage. If you doubt that, skip straight to 3:51 or so for a mean Springsteen guitar solo.
What do you think of this clip? Will you be buying London Calling on DVD?