Saturday, 15 April 2017
Springsteen Covered - Johnny 99
A fairly narrow victory for Bruce over Marah last week with their respective versions of Streets of Philadelphia.. Both Drew and JC weighed in with the version by Glasgow's Butcher Boy with JC kindly providing a link to the song.I'm looking forward to seeing them at Govanhill Baths next Saturday.
The scores then are now The Boss 4 The Rest 2.
In order to stop him surging further ahead it may now be necessary to roll out the big guns to challenge Rol's Nebraska Protocols theory in the comments last week namely that no-one can better the versions on that album.
Well here is Johnny Cash the man who could normally read the phonebook and sound brilliant with Johnny 99 one of two Springsteen covers on his album of the same name.
Unfortunately this is taken from his pre American Recordings wilderness years where he was clearly not on the top of his game so somewhat reluctant as I am to go against The Man in Black it is The Boss for me.
Others, of course, may choose to disagree
Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99
Johnny Cash -- Johnny 99