Poll--The Weakest Link: Bruce Springsteen DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, Round 6

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by sab, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. sab

    sab Forum Resident Thread Starter

    LA, CA 90049
    "Racing In The Street" has been eliminated.

    Three tracks remain. One must go.

    Discussion Question:
    Have you heard any Bruce Springsteen covers? If so, what did you think of them?

    4 Racing In The Street
    5 Prove It All Night
    6 Candy's Room
    7 Adam Raised A Cain (Round 2)
    8 Something In The Night (Round 2)
    9 Streets Of Fire (Round 1)
    10 Factory (Round 1)
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
  2. breakingglass

    breakingglass Forum Resident

    How can I vote ANY of these out?
  3. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Forum Resident

    Title track again.

    Is there a typo in the discussion question? Or are we really supposed to answer whether we have heard any Springsteen songs, in a thread dedicated to having heard at least 10 Springsteen songs? I'm confused!
  4. Sandinista

    Sandinista Forum Resident

    Badlands to go.

    Seen Bruce twice - really can't remember the set list from either show as they were both more than 20 years ago. Would be surprised if he didn't play something from Darkness at either show.
  5. adm62

    adm62 Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    Racing gone, this whole vote is a travesty! Badlands, Darkness and The Promised Land all weaker. But other opinions are available.
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  6. drbryant

    drbryant Forum Resident

    "Racing in the Street" is close to perfect. Oh well. "The Promise Land" is the weakest of the three that remain.

    In answer to the discusion question, I have heard many Springsteen songs. I thought that some were good, some were not that good, but some were really, really good.
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  7. sab

    sab Forum Resident Thread Starter

    LA, CA 90049
    Yes, there was. I meant to say covers. It is fixed now.
  8. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Forum Resident

    Ah, okay. That makes much more sense! My favorite Springsteen cover is Bat for Lashes doing 'I'm on Fire.'

  9. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade


    DQ: lots of them, but I'll mention "Sandy" by the Hollies as one I really like.
  10. My favorite is Elvis Costello’s cover of “Brilliant Disguise”
  11. DME1061

    DME1061 Forum Resident

    Trenton, NJ
    Promised Land.

    I've always liked The Smithereens doing "Downbound Train". Jersey guys covering a Jersey guy:

  12. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

    The Southwest
    Promised Land (again)

    DQ: A handful over the years. There is something classic about Manfred Mann's cover of "Blinded By The Light," even though it is bit ridiculous.
  13. brew ziggins

    brew ziggins Forum Prisoner

    The Village
    Darkness is not the strongest song on the album.

    I'm a big fan of this:

  14. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident


    I’ve heard The Band’s cover of “Atlantic City” but didn’t like it all that much.
  15. "Darkness On The Edge Of Town"
  16. Dhreview16

    Dhreview16 Forum Resident

    London UK
    DQ - Fire by the Pointer Sisters.

    There was also a bit of fun or irony in Natalie Cole (or Bette Midler) covering Pink Cadillac, given the real meaning behind the lyrics...:oops:
  17. jlocke08

    jlocke08 Forum Resident

    had to vote our The Promised Land-brutal. as for DQ, off the top of my head I really like Natalie Merchant's cover of Because The Night from 10,000 Maniacs MTV Unplugged.
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  18. The MEZ

    The MEZ Forum Resident

  19. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    Title track.
  20. robcar

    robcar Forum Resident

    Denver, CO
    TPL should’ve gone before Racing.

    Heard many many covers and have liked a lot of them. The Mavericks did a great version of “All That Heaven Will Allow” back in the mid-1990s.
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  21. drbryant

    drbryant Forum Resident

    Lots of Springsteen’s songs are too wordy, too long, or too personal, to allow for good covers. The best covers are of songs that are tighter and convey simpler, more universal emotions. The Pointer Sisters’ “Fire” and Patti Smith’s “Because the Night” are great covers, as are all of the various covers of “Tougher Than the Rest”, one of those songs that anyone can sing and it will sound great.

  22. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    “Because The Night” is a Patti Smith / Bruce Springsteen co-write..........not Patti doing a cover version of a Bruce song.
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  23. robcar

    robcar Forum Resident

    Denver, CO
    Right. She took a discarded Bruce outtake from the Darkness sessions and changed the lyrics (with his permission). The version Bruce sings is the one with Patti's lyrical changes/additions.
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  24. mooseman

    mooseman Forum Resident

    You guys voted Candy’s Room out...holy $hit. Not cool :tsk:
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  25. 86mets

    86mets Counting Crows #1 Fan

    My favorite Bruce cover would be "For You" by Greg Kihn...love the song and I really like Greg...
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