Sunday, April 19, 2009
Ten Favorite Covers of Bruce Springsteen's Songs
I'm not just a Bruce Springsteen fan, I'm one of those freaks who has every official release, a bookful of bootlegs, and a few thousand dollars less in the bank account thanks to all the shows I've been to. But you can only listen to so much Boss. Then you have to listen to people that covered the Boss.
So I decided to put together a list. In the end it was a little difficult, but I narrowed it down to ten favorite covers of Springsteen songs that I think everyone should hear. It also serves as a nice mix for an Itunes playlist.
If you like a particular artist's cover here, please investigate their own stuff further. Here's my top ten.
The Mendoza Line - "Tougher Than the Rest"
Laura Cantrell - "Used Cars"
Emmylou Harris - Racing in the Streets (remastered)
Patty Griffin - "Stolen Car"
Steve Wynn - "State Trooper"
John Wesley Harding - "Jackson Cage"
Cowboy Junkies - "You're Missing"
Pete Yorn - "New York City Serenade"
Johnny Cash - "Further On Up the Road"
Bettye Lavette - "Streets of Philadelphia"
P.S. A few really cool readers brought another one to my attention that I never knew was officially released, but it deserves to be in the good company of this list.
Maria McKee - "Backstreets"