Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Ten More Covers of Bruce Springsteen's Songs
Bruce Springsteen is turning 60 this week. In honor of him, let's put up ten more covers of his songs from some other great artists. If you missed it, there are ten more favorite Bruce covers from an earlier post on this blog here.
Ten more excellent covers of Bruce Springsteen's songs:
The Hollies - Fourth of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
David Bowie - It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City
The Band - Atlantic City
Steve Earle - State Trooper (Live)
Johnny Cash - Highway Patrolman
Elvis Costello - Brilliant Disguise
Crooked Fingers - Mansion on the Hill
Damian Jurado & Rosie Thomas - Wages of Sin
Marah - Streets of Philadelphia
John Train Band (featuring Mike Brenner) - Independence Day
The last track was recorded to promote a concert celebrating Springsteen's birthday from Philadelphia's great public radio station WXPN at World Cafe Live on September 23rd. Many tracks were recorded at the XPN studios by local Philly artists who will all be performing these songs live on Wednesday night. The live show will be broadcast on www.xpn.org from 7-10, but in the meantime, check out a playlist of the recorded tracks here or below.
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