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  • Cut Song: Both "Murder Incorporated" and "Pink Cadillac" were cut from preliminary versions of the album. The former would later be released on a Greatest Hits album in 1995. The latter was used as a B-side, later made famous being covered by Natalie Cole.
  • Old Shame: Bruce didn't appreciate people misunderstanding "Born in the U.S.A.", and had to deny Ronald Reagan its use for his 1984 re-election campaign. Despite his best efforts, it has become a staple of American Independence Day. Some fans may continue to enjoy it as a patriotic anthem in spite of Bruce's left-wing worldview, or even as a recognition that America is not perfect.


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