Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bruce's Drive All Night



I woke up yesterday to find this in my mailbox. (Thanks, Harry.)

The chills came so hard the first time through, I had to walk away from the computer before it finished.

Beautiful.

10 comments:

mpjedi2 said...

Fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

steve simels said...

Saw Bruce do this live at the Palladium before he recorded it. During the Darkness tour, or possibly a few months before. I'd have to check the chronology.


Anyway -- it was the only time I ever actually wept at a concert. And when I looked around, I realized I wasn't the only one losing it.

cmealha said...

Absolutely heart wrenching. Even more so based on the visuals. You can see the ache in their eyes. Marketa seems like she's on the verge of tears throughout. Thanks

FD13NYC said...

Very nice execution of the song. I also had to walk away from the computer before it finished, tooooo long. Boo Hoo!

DeepKarma said...

I'm speechless. Thanks for passing this along!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sal - great video. Now check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHpzEUcy_20

A full-band epic cover. Plus, the rest of the show is incredible!

Gene Oberto said...

Sal,

You and I have discussed the debate before, but another aspect of the "no respect" discussion is how well so many of the songwriter's compositions hold up after decades.

The Sessions Tour had the band doing songs in different keys and arrangements. And the myriad of artists who have put another facet on the songs, giving them a personal perspective different from the originals.

Take him or leave him, you have got to give the man his due. Springsteen can write and seems to have a never ending well of material.

Sal Nunziato said...

Gene,
More and more I am starting to feel that people don't listen. They have pre-existing feelings about an artist, whether Bruce, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, or whoever, and the music comes later.

The single most annoying thing anyone ever said to me about Bruce Springsteen was "I'm not from Jersey. I don't own a car. I've never worked in a factory. So, I don't care."

anythingshouldhappen said...

Fully agree with you Sal. I have to admit that I had the same preconceptions about The Swell Season until I saw them with Nick Lowe

Michael Giltz said...

I don't have preconceptions about Swell Season -- I just find them very uneven.But sometimes, like this, they really nail it.

Interesting triumvirate: Springsteen, Mayer and Crow....