VIDEO:” “Just Like Fire Would” – Bruce Springsteen and E St. Band

Of all the songs on Springsteen’s new High Hopes album, his cover of the song “Just Like Fire Would” by Australian punk rock band The Saints is nearest a throwback to the bar band day of the E Streeters.  When other songs on the new album are either Tom Morello-fied or loop-filled or recast versions of songs the band has been rocking on stage for a few years, this one sounds like we want the band to sound.  A musical home to come back to.  Not always staying , but regularly visiting.  What makes the mystique work for this one is the plucking of an obscure (for most) band and a song that sounds eerily like it could have been written by Bruce anyway.

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