Given Bruce Springsteen's oft-expressed support for employees toiling in struggling industries, it's no surprise that he's lending his support to Record Store Day by issuing an exclusive seven-inch. The A-side, "What Love Can Do," is a strong cut from his newest recording, Working on a Dream, while the flip is a previously unreleased ditty dubbed "A Night With the Jersey Devil." If he's pimping himself out for the cause, Patti Scialfa is gonna be pissed.
Note: Record Store Day is an annual event honoring independent record stores -- a onetime retail staple that's becoming an endangered species. In an effort to preserve this important cultural resource, dozens of artists are lending their support to this year's bash on Saturday, April 18, by issuing exclusive material, including loads of unique seven-inch singles, that can only be found at retailers such as Twist & Shout, 2508 E. Colfax -- ground zero for the celebration in Denver. Each weekday between now and then, we'll feature a different 45 that's sure to make your collection cooler. Learn more at the Record Store Day website or the Twist & Shout home page.