VIDEO: William Clark Green

One of those tunes – and there are a growing number – that are damn fine country music songs, but country radio’s myopic, blinders-on, play-the-new-Cole Swindell-shit mentality fails to see that this is where they should go a little more often, musically.

And I think Jason Isbell would agree.

VIDEO: Wagon – “State Trooper” (Bruce Springsteen cover)

wagons_promoI call it one of the top 5 Springsteen covers of all time…you pick the rest.

From the Australian band Wagons (whose singer, Henry Wagons, is working on a solo record). The song has been a staple in the Wagons live set, and the video clip documents the band in Henry’s studio on Mount Martha on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, as they laid down the track completely live. The song is recorded without an overdub.

…and why I would love to hear Bruce do his own unhinged, fully electric official version of Nebraska.  It would never be better than the influential demo-turned-album, but appealing because of that unattainable goal.

“STATE TROOPER” – from NEBRASKA
… Bruce lets out an unhinged scream in the original as the song fades. “I don’t know if it’s even really a song or not,” Springsteen wrote in a note to Jon Landau. “It’s kinda weird.” — as told to Rolling Stone

Read more from RS: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-bruce-springsteen-songs-of-all-time-20140116/state-trooper-19691231#ixzz3g61Bz87b