Sarfraz Manzoor
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Season 02 | Episode 33

Sarfraz Manzoor


Sarfraz Manzoor, screenwriter of Blinded By The Light, stops by for a very special Music That Made Me episode.

Show Notes:

Music Referenced In This Episode

Bruce Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of Town album (1978)
Buddy Holly, “Rave On!”, Buddy HollySong (1958)
Bruce Springsteen, “Youngstown,” The Ghost of Tom JoadSong (1995)
Bruce Springsteen, “Streets of Fire,” Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
Bruce Springsteen, “Backstreets,” Born To Run (1975)
Bruce Springsteen, “Dancing In The Dark,” Born in the USASong (1984)
Pete Yorn, “Dancing In The Dark” cover, available on the limited edition of MusicforthemorningafterSong (2001)
Bruce Springsteen, “The River,” The RiverSong (1980)
Bruce Springsteen, “Reason To Believe,” Nebraska  – Song (1982)
Bruce Springsteen, “Drive All Night,” The River (1980)
Bruce Springsteen, “Prove It All Night,” Darkness on the Edge of TownSong (1978)
Bruce Springsteen, “Long Walk Home,” MagicSong (2007)
Bruce Springsteen, “My Father’s House,” Nebraska (1982)
Bruce Springsteen, “Land of Hope and Dreams,” Wrecking Ball (2012)
Bruce Springsteen, The Rising (2002)
Bruce Springsteen, “Worlds Apart,” The Rising (2002)
Bruce Springsteen, “Blood Brothers,” Blood Brothers (1996)
The Traveling Wilburys, “Tweeter and the Monkey Man,” Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
Jackie DeShannon, “When You Walk In The Room” (covered by Bruce Springsteen and The Searchers) (1963)
The Searchers, “Needles And Pins” (1964)
Social Distortion, “Bad Luck,” Somewhere Between Heaven and HellSong (1992)
Bruce Springsteen, “Walk Like A Man,” Tunnel of Love (1987)
Bruce Springsteen, Tunnel of Love (1987)
Bruce Springsteen, “Spare Parts,” Tunnel of LoveSong (1987)
Bruce Springsteen, “Brilliant Disguise,” Tunnel of LoveSong (1987)
Michael Jackson, Bad (1987)
Prince, Sign o’ the Times (1987)
Bruce Springsteen, “Tougher Than The Rest,” Tunnel of Love (1987)
Bruce Springsteen, “Two for the Road,” Tracks (1998)
Bruce Springsteen, Devils & Dust (2005)
Bruce Springsteen, “The Promise,” The Promise (2010)
Bruce Springsteen, “Thunder Road,” Born To RunSong (1975)
Bruce Springsteen, Born To Run (1975)
The Clash, London Calling (1979)
Bruce Springsteen, Western Stars (2019)
Bruce Springsteen, “Hello Sunshine,” Western Stars (2019)
Bruce Springsteen, “Moonlight Motel,” Western Stars (2019)
*Bruce Springsteen, “Long Time Comin’,” Devils & Dust (2005)
Bruce Springsteen, “Valentine’s Day,” Tunnel of Love (1987)
Bruce Springsteen, “My Hometown,” Born in the USASong (1984) 
Bruce Springsteen, “Adam Raised A Cain,” Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
Bruce Springsteen, “Independence Day,” The River (1980)
Cat Stevens, “Father And Son,” Tea for the TillermanSong (1970)
Bruce Springsteen, “If I Should Fall Behind,” Lucky Town (1992)

Other Notable Items

Blinded By The Light (2019)
Sarfraz’s memoir Greetings From Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock and Roll
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
William Friedkin’s Movies That Made Me podcast episode
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
The daytimer party in Blinded By The Light
Philip Roth’s relationship with Newark
Elton John
Warner Brothers/New Line Cinema
A History of Violence (2005)
Seven (1995)
The Summer of Love
Curtis Mayfield
Drew Friedman’s Movies That Made Me podcast episode
Drew Friedman’s classic cartoon about David Byrne and Paul Simon
Simon and Garfunkel
Bob Dylan’s appearance at the end of The Rising Tour
Willie Nelson
Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson’s 2004 minor league baseball park summer tour
John Mellencamp
Social Distortion
Roy Orbison
Devils and Dust Tour
Gurinder Chadha’s podcast episode
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with… TV series (2008-2010)
The Clash’s London Calling Tour
The Clash
The Smiths
The racism of Morrissey
Mexican teens’ love of Morrissey
The Stone Pony concert venue in Philadelphia

Listen to a playlist of the songs discussed (aside from the Pete Yorn track, which was not available) on Spotify.