Wednesday, July 04, 2018

It's Independence Day (In What's Left of the USA)

And in its honor please enjoy Bill Pullman, the greatest president of the United States who was never president of the United States..., wait, in the era of President Biff Tannen that's not even a particularly good joke.


What I meant to say was please enjoy the late great Ben E. King and his gorgeous cover of Bruce Springsteen's "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)."

I should add that I had no idea King's version of that song existed until early yesterday. Mind boggling, I think.

I mean -- can you imagine how cool for Bruce it must have been to learn that one of the singers you idolized back in your youth had actually beautifully interpreted a song you had written?

I think the word is wow.


Dave F said...

Ben E. King rules, which, I guess, is appropriate for a King .

Dave F

pete said...


Anonymous said...

The Hollies do a really good version also.

This might be one of those songs that is difficult to screw up.

Captain Al