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Human Touch is the ninth studio album by Bruce Springsteen released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). It was one of many of Springsteen's #1 albums in the UK. This album was co-released on the same day as Lucky Town. It was the more popular of the two, peaking at #2 on the Billboard 200 and single release "Human Touch" (paired with Lucky Town's "Better Days") peaked at #1 on the Album Rock Tracks chart and #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.(Wikipedia Human Touch)

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Lebanese Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
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Springsteen used the image of the cable channels to imply that material goods and luxury items do not buy happiness. It came out at a time when cable companies were offering a seemingly endless choice of channels. The song ends with the narrator, "in the blessed name of Elvis", shooting the TV set with a .44 Magnum. This was a reference to legends about Presley shooting up his own TVs when he wasn't happy with what was on.

In in late Apr 1992 in Los Angeles – where Bruce was living as well as rehearsing with the new band – a jury finds four L.A. police officers not guilty in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. The verdict was behind a year of racial tension in the city that erupted in violence; rioting in South Central Los Angeles results in 38 dead, more than 1,250 injuries, and $200 million of damage. The act was shown frequently on the news. Bruce tells James Henke, "It really felt like the wall was coming down... We were down in Hollywood rehearsing, and people were scared. People were really scared. And then you are just, like, sad or angry." The "No justice, no peace!" that was chanted by rioters will later be used in live and remixed versions of 57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON), giving the song an even sharper political edge.

In the summer of '92, Human Touch and Lucky Town were falling down the charts even before the tour begins. The 57 Channels (And Nothin' On) single came out in Jun 1992 hoping that it would restore some commercial luster to the twin albums. Peaking at #68 only on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the single only did a little to stop the descent.

The song was released on several singles that year, most notably 57 Channels (And Nothin' On): The Remixes that included three strange remixes by former E Street Band member Steve Van Zandt: Little Steven Mix Version 1, Little Steven Mix Version 2, and There's A Riot Goin' On. Van Zandt incorporated into his remixes the "No justice, no peace!" repeated chant that was used in the L.A. demonstrations. These remixes gave on additional weight to the already topical song.

57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON)
I bought a bourgeois house in the Hollywood hills
With a truckload of hundred thousand dollar bills
Man came by to hook up my cable TV
We settled in for the night my baby and me
We switched 'round and 'round 'til half-past dawn
There was fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

Well now home entertainment was my baby's wish
So I hopped into town for a satellite dish
I tied it to the top of my Japanese car
I came home and I pointed it out into the stars
A message came back from the great beyond
There's fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

Well we might'a made some friends with some billionaires
We might'a got all nice and friendly if we'd made it upstairs
All I got was a note that said "Bye-bye John
Our love's fifty-seven channels and nothin' on"
(Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on)

So I bought a .44 magnum, it was solid steel cast
And in the blessed name of Elvis well I just let it blast
'Til my TV lay in pieces there at my feet
And they busted me for disturbin' the almighty peace
Judge said "What you got in your defense son?"
"Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on"
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

I can see by your eyes friend you're just about gone
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on
Fifty-seven channels and...


57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON)

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