Monday, August 12, 2013

Verdict?- #4


15 comments:

Troy said...

I liked it. A lot. From the lyrics and phrasing, to the POV of the main character, this sounds more like a Bruce song than a Sting song. And I thought Bruce really made it his own. He sounds great, and it was nice to see some quick shots of David Sancious on the same stage. Bonus: no Sting!

Anonymous said...

Terrific!

May I ask a few questions?

Where is this and who is he playing with?

Is that David Sancious?

Allan Rosenberg

Tumblingdice70 said...

Tremendous. When the Boss does tributes, he puts everything he has into really making it mean something. Thank God he didn't play Wrapped Around Your Finger.

Sal Nunziato said...

The video is from a Sting Birthday concert filmed at the Beacon Theatre.

Troy...exactly.

buzzbabyjesus said...

I had no idea what I was watching. As a casual Bruce fan I didn't expect to be moved. I dared him to impress me and he kicked my ass. I thought it was a new song because he certainly owned it. Great solo!

JAYESSEMM said...

I only knew this song from Johnny Cash. I dig this version a lot! But then again Nebraska and those American Recordings are blood brothers. Makes perfect sense.

Maybe have to take back some of those less than charitable things I've said about Sting in recent years.

Robin said...

Verdict: Fantastic. Bruce is one of the artists that is truly good at covers, makes them his own but really respects them, "Trapped", "Devil in a Blue Dress", "Jersey Girl" "And Then (S)He Kissed Me", I have a new one to add to my listI always think of this song as a Johnny Cash song.

Elroy said...

Wow...thanks for that, it made my day!

A walk in the woods said...

Wow!! Best part is seeing Bruce freed up to be a lead guitarist - he rips that solo UP. Sometimes I wish he could just be a guitarist in his own band!

soundsource said...

Wasn't sure what or where this was or from whence it came but I certainly liked it. Also it seems sting should do more tribute shows where he does less and others do more with his material, based on this and the previous Downey clip.

OldRockr1 said...

Not quite the Cash version but pretty damn good.

Chris Swartout said...

Walk in the Woods, I agree. Terminally underrated as a lead player. He's not as flashy as some, but there's more emotion in his leads than nearly anyone.

Steve Mc said...

Robin, agree about most of those - I'd add Mountain Of Love and (ducks for cover) I Want You.

Don't agree about Jersey Girl - for me he doesn't get close to Tom Wait's original.

Gene Oberto said...

Holy Tamole!

There are times that this man transcends his own legend. Like TD70 said, he really does put all he has into other's songs. When Bruce is on stage in front of any band, no matter the size or talent, the band unconsciously becomes Bruce's band. Every head was bobbing and every eyery member's eye was on him.

Bruce is a great lead guitar player, much better than he is given credit for. He is not a smooth player, but he strangles from that guitar every emotion it has in it.

Unlike some but like all the greats, Springsteen plays because he has to. Him being on stage is as necessary to him as breathing is to us.

peabody nobis said...

Very good. Better than the Cash version. Didn't even know Sting wrote it.
And I did love Bruce's guitar. He may not be Clapton, but he gets at the heart of the song.