Saturday, 1 July 2017
Springsteen Covered - Talk to Me
When the Swede and Rol vote for the opposition you know that the Boss' coat is on a shoogly nail.
I can't be bothered checking but I am 99% sure that Patti Smith's version of Because the Night is the first unanimous winner in the Springsteen series and indeed the Dylan series before that.
The score is now The Boss 8 The Rest 7
The Promise is proving a useful source for accessing Bruce's versions of his songs which have previously been hits for other artists.
Today we feature fellow New Jersey act Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes with their take on Talk to Me.
A band who have had E Street members Steve Van Zandt, Gary Tallent and Patti Sciaifa within their midst over the years.
A lot closer than last weeks choice I suspect.
To me they are much of a muchness so I'll go for Johnny as he needs the exposure plus it may keep the series going for another week (although I'm beginning to struggle for new material)
The Swede, Rol and others of course may choose to disagree.
Bruce Springsteen -Talk to Me
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes -Talk to Me