Posted on July 19, 2011 by admin The Boardwalk! I think this is where the rumble is going to happen! Bruce Springsteen’s songs often fall into two categories. Tweet
2 thoughts on “The Song Remains The Same”
I’m shocked that I didn’t know that both Ed Harcourt (a delightful piano rocker) and John Anderson (a fine country performer who predates the destruction of that genre) covered “Atlantic City.” I’m immediately searching those out. Thanks also because I didn’t know that The Hold Steady’s version had ever been released; I’d been dying to hear that for years.
FYI I’m pretty sure that’s Levon Helm singing on The Band’s version.
Springsteen’s songs generally don’t cover well, though that might be because many great artists won’t put them down on tape out of respect or fear. Portastatic did nice versions of “Growin’ Up” and “Bobby Jean.” I’m still waiting for a really great guitar band to cover “Adam Raised a Cain.”
Thanks for the read and the edit!
I’m looking forward to hearing more Ed Harcourt and John Anderson.
I always feel like Springsteen should be covered way more. I mean, “Atlantic City” is much richer source material than “Yesterday,” in my opinion. There’s pretty much only one mood for “Yesterday.” And it’s “wistful.”