From sometime in 1973 or 1974, please behold in breathless wonder Bruce Springsteen and (the original) E-Street Band -- with, unless I am very much mistaken, Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez on drums and David Sancious on piano -- and an astounding live version of the widely bootlegged "Thundercrack."
Not too long after the above was taped, an engineer I knew who did some occasional work for Springsteen's then manager Mike Appell gave me a reel-to-reel of a whole bunch of unreleased Springsteen stuff, including "Thundercrack," and I practically wore the magnetic oxide off the thing over the next year or so.
In any case, when people -- and I'm one of them -- talk about seeing God when Springsteen played small clubs at the beginning of his career, this is the kind of thing they're talking about.
BTW, anybody recognize where this was shot? My first thought was Max's, but the more I look at it the less I think so.
[h/t Tony Jannelli]