1. Thursday, October 17, 2013

    springsteen officially records suicide’s “dream baby dream” 

    theres a new movie out right now called CBGB. it’s about the famous punk club in nyc.

    it’s kinda dumb but also kinda good. it be great to watch if youre sick at home and you see it on netflix.

    or if youre on a plane ride somewhere.

    one of the 70s-era bands it mentions superfast is Suicide, who were not punk in sound, but in spirit.

    The Boss, Bruce Springsteen covered one of their tunes “Dream Baby Dream” in 2005 on an organ and it blew everyones minds. Usually it ended the show.

    even Suicide loved it. Alan Vega of Suicide told the Springsteen lovin Backstreets Magazine “A lot of bands have done my stuff, Suicide stuff […] Thank god, finally somebody did their version of it. [Bruce] interpreted my song, he did it his way, and such a great way that I’m going to have to sing it that way, or not sing it at all anymore! … On my death bed, [Springsteen’s version will be] the last thing I’m going to listen to. I’ll play it at my funeral.”

    the other day Bruce went into the studio and properly recorded the tune and thanked the fans for the hugely successful year-and-a-half world wide wrecking ball tour.

    then they put together a video of the fans, the band, and, in its most touching moments, the fallen members of the E Street Band.

    strangely the tune isn’t for sale on itunes or anywhere else, not even as a single. its odd because if it wasnt obvious how much bruce respects Suicide, this is what he said in 2005 “You know, if Elvis came back from the dead, I think he would sound like Alan Vega.”

    well alan vega aint dead, boss, so im sure his bank account would appreciate the boost merely on songwriting royalties alone.