Sevens :: Bruce Springsteen: I’m On Fire

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.)

Johnny Cash did it, and nearly turned it into a hymn. John Mayer did it, and sweetened the notes until it sounded like Paul Simon. The dance-punks in Electrelane and the power-punks in The Motorettes both tinseled it up with distorted guitars. And fellow Jersey Boy Brian Fallon fed it through a tremolo pedal and damn near touched his hero’s garment. But in the . . .

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