Monday, October 13, 2014

Your Monday Moment of Words Fail Me

The Boss covers Dobie Gray's classic "Drift Away," live, in 2013.

It's not really in his vocal comfort zone in spots, but mostly this is spine-tinglingly great nonetheless. If you don't get choked up when the full band comes in at the end, seek immediate medical attention.



Sal Nunziato said...

More amazing than this clip is that there are a great number of people who will despise this clip.


cthulhu said...

Sal, I don't despise it at all, but like so many things that Springsteen does, it just doesn't do that much for me. It's kinda like sushi is here on the Left Coast for a transplanted mid-south-westerner like me: Lots of people I know and respect really, really like it; but I don't. But hey, that's cool...

Anonymous said...

Hello, please remain seated,

I absolutely loved the beginning where he's working out the chords and figuring out the how the melody works over the changes. And then strapping on the capo. The rest of the song wasn't too shabby either.


Anonymous said...

Could this be the germ of an idea for a future Listomania?... Top Ten (or whatever) Covers by Springsteen. Hmmm...

J. Lag

Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for the boys to give him the beat:-)

To be fair, as great and oft covered as this Mentor Williams love song to music is, few people have been able do it even close to justice. Bruce does a credible version as Grampa taking it to the church of corn. Those black background singers sure save his soul.

While he fails to make the In Crowd, the Boss of Applesauce does one of the better, more sincere, cover versions, most of which are inferior trash.

Dobie Gray and the Quadrafonic crew sure created some unbeatable Nashville soul with this one. They made it sound so easy. But this is far from an easy song to do convincingly.

Vickie Rock - The guitar's coming through to soothe me.