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appears on Born in the U.S.A (1984)
I mean, when it comes to Rock n’ Roll with two R’s and an apostrophe, you can’t throw a stone and not hit a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band song. The Boss’ distinct brand of bluesy Americana has had its tendrils in enough radio playlists and has been blasted from enough classic muscle cars for the better part of fifty years now to certify it as practically essential listening.
So, to celebrate the long and, to be truthful, not particularly varied history of one man and his band, this week we’re going waaaay back to the land of cocaine and shoulderpads, the 1980s, to take a good long listen to Cover Me, one of the punchier efforts in the Springsteen back catalogue. It’s laden with fun guitar squealing throughout, and as always it’s backed up by the instantly recognisable sax work of the late, great Clarence Clemons. It’s impossible to overstate just how talented that man was.
Whether you’re a red-blooded American or not, it’s hard not to get swept up in Bruce’s fantastic storytelling and imagery, and Cover Me is absolutely no exception, so it takes the prestigious place of our Rock Song of the Week this week. It’s time to get up, bust out your best Springsteen dance moves (shouldn’t be too hard, he only had about three) and enjoy this one to the absolute fullest. Remember, we take low volumes very seriously around here and we won’t hesitate to make a complaint if we discover you’re not playing this loud enough!
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