Posts Tagged ‘Bruce Springsteen’

Tune du Jour: “Independence Day” – Bruce Springsteen
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Hungry Hearts vs. Alex “The Red” Parez vs. The Waterboys
VOTE, COMMENT, then O’ER THE RAMPARTS GO WATCH (GALLANTLY)
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Everybody’s Got a Broccoli Heart …

 

 

The Original

 

Bruce Springsteen:

 

Most Heartfelt Cover

 

Vidar Vadseth:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Hungry Hearts vs. Alex “The Red” Parez vs. The Waterboys
Hungry Hearts:

As a rule I do not include covers from tribute bands. But for reasons beyond my comprehension, I made an exception on this one.

Alex “The Red” Parez (aka El Rojo):

The Waterboys:

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Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

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Tune du Jour: “Mansion on the Hill” – Bruce Springsteen
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Crooked Fingers vs. The National vs. The String Quartet
VOTE, COMMENT, then LISTEN TO WHAT THE MAN SAID
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

The Original

 

Bruce Springsteen:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Crooked Fingers vs. The National vs. The String Quartet
Crooked Fingers:

The National:

The String Quartet (aka Vitamin String Quartet):

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Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

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Tune du Jour: “In Dreams” – Roy Orbison
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: John Otway vs. Arrica Rose vs. Bruce Springsteen
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"Free markets will not prevail without unfettered competition among cover songs." - Milton Friedbyrd

“Free markets will not prevail without unfettered competition among cover songs.” – Milton Friedbyrd

 

 

Friends, Contributors, Audiophiles, lend me your ears … Can’t really hear this tune without picturing the greatly misunderstood, sentimental dreamer, Frank Booth.

CMI tip of the day: If on a tranquil Spring day you should come across a displaced ear then … Run, Run, Run, Run … Run, Run Away … Qu’est-ce que c’est?

 

The Original

 

Roy Orbison:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

John Otway vs. Arrica Rose vs. Bruce Springsteen
John Otway:

 

Arrica Rose:

Bruce Springsteen:

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Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

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Tune du Jour: “Love of the Common People” – The Four Preps
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Elton John vs. Stiff Little Fingers vs. Bruce Springsteen & The Sessions Band
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Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles ... Oh Yeah!

Broccoli For Miles
And Miles And Miles
And Miles And Miles …
Oh Yeah!

Love of the Common People was written and composed by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins and eventually released in 1970 on Hurley’s album John Hurley Sings about People. However, its first release was in 1967 when The Four Preps covered the song. In 1982 Paul Young released what was to become the most popular version of Love of the Common People, reaching No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. The prior year Stiff Little Fingers had covered the song on their album Now Then. Jake Burns of SLF recalled this amusing anecdote pertaining to the song. Paul Young met SLF at one of their concerts in support of the album Now Then. Young asked Burns whether SLF were planning to release the song as a single. When Burns told them they weren’t, Young asked if they minded him releasing it as a single. They said he could, not thinking the single would do well. Years later Burns jokingly recalled his feelings at the time: “Pfft! Go ahead. You’ll never get anywhere with that, mate. Yeah, number 2, that’ll teach me!”

The Original

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The Four Preps (1967):

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CMI’s Millenial Most Distinguished Name Award

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The Winstons (1969):

In researching this song I came across a few individuals who felt The Winstons’ cover was the best overall version.

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The Most Popular

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Paul Young (1982):

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Elton John vs. Stiff Little Fingers vs. Bruce Springsteen & The Sessions Band

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Elton John (1970):

I would have never guessed that this was Elton John!

Stiff Little Fingers (1982):

Bruce Springsteen & The Sessions Band (2007):

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Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

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Tune du Jour: “Nebraska” – Bruce Springsteen
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Dan Bern vs. Steve Earle vs. Chrissie Hynde and Adam Seymour
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

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The Original

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Bruce Springsteen:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Dan Bern vs. Steve Earle vs. Chrissie Hynde and Adam Seymour

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Dan Bern:

Steve Earle:

Chrissie Hynde and Adam Seymour:

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Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

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Tune du Jour: “Viva Las Vegas” – Elvis Presley
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Dead Kennedys vs. Bruce Springsteen vs. The Swing Cats with Johnny Ramone
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Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles ... Oh Yeah!

Broccoli For Miles
And Miles And Miles
And Miles And Miles …
Oh Yeah!

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The Original

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Elvis Presley:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Dead Kennedys vs. Bruce Springsteen vs. The Swing Cats with Johnny Ramone

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Dead Kennedys:

Bruce Springsteen:

Swing Cats with Johnny Ramone:

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Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

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Unrelated But Not Without Ample Merit

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Won’t You Listen to What the Man Says?e)

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”   Author Terry Pratchett as quoted in the Montreal Gazette

 

 

Tune du Jour: “Give My Love to Rose” – Johnny Cash
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: On Guard vs. Bruce Springsteen
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Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles ... Oh Yeah!

Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles … Oh Yeah!

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Vintage Cash. Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two recorded Give My Love to Rose in 1957 at the legendary Sun Records studio. Give My Love to Rose was also included on the 1968 live album At Folsom Prison, which featured June Carter, Carl Perkins and the Tennessee Three (my how they grow right before your eyes!) backing up the Man in Black. And Johnny also recorded a new version of Give My Love to Rose in 2002 for what was to be the last album released in his lifetime, American IV: The Man Comes Around (American V: A Hundred Highways was released posthumously in 2006).

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The Original: 1957

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Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two:

Original … Well, not exactly. You’ve all heard the original Sun Studio version but this 1957 cut from the Tex Ritter television show might be a new experience.

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At Folsom Prison: 1968

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Johnny Cash, June Carter, Carl Perkins & The Tennessee Three:

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American IV: The Man Comes Around: 2002

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Johnny Cash:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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On Guard vs. Bruce Springsteen
On Guard:

Bruce Springsteen:

Bruce Springsteen is a recipient of CMI’s universally coveted title of Uni Victor Melodious Maximus in Adversarial Replication. Among the title’s myriad of rewards and benefits, perhaps most desirous is that it bestows upon the recipient the eminently yearned for privilege of having one’s name appear in print media in bold yellow.

Bruce Springsteen’s triumphal performance in CMI’s THE CLASH of Cover Tunes competition is detailed below:

12/9/2013 – “Love Of The Common People” (The Four Preps) – Bruce Springsteen & The Sessions Band (67%) repel Stiff Little Fingers (33%)

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

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