Unlucky 13 Radio Program


Click below to hear a 90-minute radio program written and narrated by Arlen Schumer, featuring 13 of Bruce Springsteen's greatest unreleased outtakes and alternate mixes!

Here's an excerpt: “Bruce himself is no strutting 'rock star,' but a galvanizing dynamo of superhuman energy who can sing with a whisper to a scream, from falsetto to soul shout. He's a living jukebox of rock & roll history, every concert a syllabus of American popular music from the second half of the 20th Century. He's lived a true, real rock & roll life and written it down, The Great American Novel but on records, great American songs chronicling not only his life and career, but that of the postwar generation that has come of age with him, timeless songs and anthems like 'Born To Run,' 'Thunder Road,' and 'Born in the USA,' just to mention three of his greatest hits.

"Greatest hits? One way Bruce can be considered even greater than U2, The Stones, and Led Zeppelin is that only Bruce has a collection of outtakes and alternate mixes he's never even released that could hypothetically, justifiably be called his 'greatest hits'—because many of those who've heard them, consider them even better than his so-called Greatest Hits.

"It's what I call Bruce Springsteen's Unlucky 13: His Greatest Hits You've Never Heard. And now, for the first time on radio—terrestrial or satellite—you're going to hear them. And then you'll decide for yourself where Bruce figures in the great rock & roll debate…”

UNLUCKY 13 is disc 1 of DECALOGUE, a 10-disc retrospective of Bruce Springsteen's unreleased music spanning 1971-95, with a 12"-square, 90-page book of liner notes written and designed by Schumer, former art director of the first Springsteen magazine, Thunder Road, and longtime contributor to Backstreets magazine!