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Springsteen covers album: What songs would you want?
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The writers of this blog are not music critics, and they don't consider a second (or third, fourth or fifth) mortgage to be a perfectly reasonable course of action to pay for front-row tickets, but despite being a whole lot more middle aged than they were when they first put \x34Born in the U.S.A.\x34 or \x34The River\x34 down on the turntable, still feels like Bruce has something -- OK, a lot of things -- to say about our country and the way we live our lives, things that not a lot of other artists are saying. And whether he's talking about the knife that can cut this pain from your heart, the house that's waiting for you to walk in or what that flag flying over the courthouse means, he's nailing down feelings that are so universal that they can raise your spirits and break your heart at the same time. Plus, let¹s face it, the man rocks.
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By Pete Chianca
Nov. 19, 2013 5:10 p.m.

Not this one.



Your read earlier about the rampant speculation that tends to take the place of a targeted public relations campaign when Bruce Springsteen prepares to release new material — and with the recent rollout of “Dream Baby Dream” and “High Hopes,” speculation has turned to the idea of a Bruce Springsteen covers album.

Whether this is a good idea or not is a subject for debate: Personally, after hearing “High Hopes” (posted earlier today to MOG before being summarily withdrawn, no doubt after the firing of an unfortunate intern), I’m warming to it. After all, the current incarnation of the E Street Band has shown it can inject new life into pretty much anything on the concert stage, and “High Hopes” suggests they could do it just as well in the studio. If a new original album isn’t in the cards at the moment, a covers disc would be a fine souvenir of the band’s latest lineup.

But what songs to include? There’s the rub. Our poll below lists 21 songs Springsteen has fooled around with in concert to great effect, and you can choose up to three you’d like to see get the studio treatment. And if your favorite is missing, or you have a dream song you’d love to hear by the ESB, add those in the “Other” field at the end. Results later this week!









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