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BEST SPRINGSTEEN COVERS EVER, Volume 4
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The writers of this blog are not music critics, and they don't consider a second (or third, fourth or fifth) mortgage to be a perfectly reasonable course of action to pay for front-row tickets, but despite being a whole lot more middle aged than
The writers of this blog are not music critics, and they don't consider a second (or third, fourth or fifth) mortgage to be a perfectly reasonable course of action to pay for front-row tickets, but despite being a whole lot more middle aged than they were when they first put \x34Born in the U.S.A.\x34 or \x34The River\x34 down on the turntable, still feels like Bruce has something -- OK, a lot of things -- to say about our country and the way we live our lives, things that not a lot of other artists are saying. And whether he's talking about the knife that can cut this pain from your heart, the house that's waiting for you to walk in or what that flag flying over the courthouse means, he's nailing down feelings that are so universal that they can raise your spirits and break your heart at the same time. Plus, letąs face it, the man rocks.
Here’s another in the series of posts spotlighting favorite Springsteen covers chosen by the Blogness staff. Check back in the next few days as we finish or picks and list the best covers suggested by our readers. This collection by Susan:
1. The Band/Atlantic City
I like the rootsy treatment the band gave to Atlantic City, and it reminds me of the later Seeger Sessions arrangement, which I thought was great.
2. Kenny Chesney/One Step Up
The song that made me realize that maybe Kenny Chesney was pretty good, after all. He sings it like he lived it.
3. Dar Williams/Highway Patrolman
I love Dar Williams’ voice, and think the effect of a female singing Joe Robert’s part is kind of cool and soulful.
4. The National/Mansion on the Hill
The first song I ever heard The National perform, and I thought Matt Berninger’s velvet voice was what it was all about. That was before I came to appreciate the bizarre and wonderful world of The National’s music.
5. Florence and the Machine ft. Kid Harpoon/I’m Goin’ Down
Quirkiness all around, and I like it.
…and this bonus, a cover by Bruce that speaks to me today: