Perhaps, one of the greatest guilty pleasures in my life: the perverse enjoyment I get listening to musicians covering other artist's songs. The weirder the cover, the better! It doesn't matter how awkward or horrible the quality (shitty cell phone video, I'm looking at you), I'm an absolute sucker for this stuff. Here's the latest installment of "under-covers."
I'm not the hugest Bruce Springsteen fan in the world but it's safe to say this is perhaps one of the catchiest songs ever written. It's damn near impossible for me to not get stoked when I hear this tune. Like a dog perking up and chasing a tennis ball across the grass, there's something in this song's DNA that brings me to life.
Oh Haiii Courtney Cox. Didn't see you dancing there.
So here is Tegan and Sara's stripped down acoustic version:
That cover is just so raw and sincere. It really brings the lyrics back to the forefront of the song (they're hard to zero in on with all that 80's synth booming over them). Something about Sara's voice also makes me zone out like Cameron from Ferris Bueller's Day Off at the museum.
I don't know what to do in this case. I love the original version because it's so snappy and inspiring, yet Tegan & Sara's version has literally breathed new life into the song (well for me at least) with it's painfully honest approach. What do you folks think?