Yes... I'm a Springsteen fanatic, but I think for good reason. As I've rambled on about before... he's "other level" when it comes to artists. Look, I think Bob Dylan is a brilliant songwriter (probably the best). I also realize Bruce (like Bob) doesn't have the best singing voice (he's more of a songwriter and live performer than singer). That said, more so than anyone else... he's a genius at interpreting and re-inventing songs, including his own. Whether it's "Staying Alive" by the Bee Gees... or this.
"Open All Night" is a track from his acoustic masterpiece, Nebraska. I'll give you the original track (recorded in his bedroom on crude equipment, meant for demos to play to the band for what would become Born in the USA; he ended up releasing the raw demos as is)... and then the version he re-imagined for a concert in Dublin.
Great obscure band/album from the late 80s.
Deep. I’ve always loved this video.
Psychedelic Afro Disco? Hell yes.
It's no secret that I'm a Springsteen fanatic. While I love his music (and his live performances), this is one of my favorite covers he's done. Some context, though. Johnny Cash was a huge Springsteen fan (his daughter, as well). Johnny covered several Bruce songs. It was a mutual admiration society. Johnny was a big influence on Bruce. To me, this is how powerful Bruce can be... solo (just his guitar). While I like me some Johnny Cash, Bruce's cover is infinitely better than the original.
This guy makes very interesting sounds.
"Nova" is another favorite.
Just some musings from an old guy...