How To Boost Your Stage Show Presentation (re: Bruce Springsteen)
“Bruce gets on, I’m sitting in the audience. He’s singing ‘Spirit In the Night,’ standing on this big fucking stage, and not moving. I go up and say, ‘Listen, it’s one thing when you’re in Max’s Kansas City or in a small club where there’s no room. But Bruce – – when you got on a stage like this, you’ve got to move!’ ” — Clive Davis on early Bruce Springsteen
“I said, ‘Go to this side of the stage, go to the other side. Make use of the stage!’ “
“Segue to 1975. Bruce calls me and says, ‘I’m playing at The Bottom Line. You’ve gotta come.’ I go with Lou Reed, who’s never even heard of Bruce at this time. The show begins. I can’t even recognize Bruce. He’s a dervish, jumping over tables, going all over the room.”
“I go backstage, and before I say anything, Bruce says, ‘Did I move enough for you?’ ” — Clive Davis
MOVE across the stage people!
— The Wow Jones Report