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Covers of Racing in the streets by Bruce Springsteen


Racing in the Street is my favorite Bruce Springsteen song.

It is a ballad written by Bruce Springsteen and was originally released on his album Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978). The song has been called Springsteen’s best song by a number of commentators.

“…And “Racing in the Streets” is still perhaps the best Springsteen song ever.”

– Rolling Stone magazine

Here are 5 covers, all very expressive, all good.

Emmylou Harris:

Emmylou has covered several Springsteen songs and she always do them justice.

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Rolling Rootsy Revue 2015 Oslo – Photo Special

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Rolling Rootsy Revue 2015 Oslo –  Photo Special

Rolling Rootsy Revue is a touring Americana festival visiting three towns in Norway (and four in Sweden) this June,  Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim.

I was lucky to attend The Rolling Rootsy Revue 2015 in Oslo last night, and what a great collection of artists we were served. Fantastic music for a reasonable price. I send a big thanks to Rootsy Live for bringing this show on the road in Norway. Crossing fingers and hoping it will be an annual event.

Rolling Rootsy Revue 2015

It started with Doug Seegers, a fine start. He is a good storyteller and is very true to his country music roots. I’ve seen him before and he is a good entertainer. It was surprisingly full at the start of “The Revue” and he brought out the smiles in the audience.

Then we got Handsome Family, always fun, and almost always great. I had very high hopes, every time I’ve seen them they’ve been fantastic. I was a bit let-down yesterday, maybe my expectations were too high. It was good but not as good as I know they can be.

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The 30 best concerts of 2012 according to Hallgeir

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I’ve seen excactly 80 concerts this year (and a few more that I’ve seen parts of) and here is my list of the 30 best concerts 2012:

1. Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band (The Second night in Bergen, July)
2. Wilco   (Oslo, February)
3. Afghan Whigs (Oslo, August)
4. Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band (First Night Bergen July)
5. Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band (Oslo, July)
6. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (First  Concert, Bergen, June)
7. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (Club concert, Bergen, June)
8. Justin Townes Earle (Bergen, June)
9. Jonathan Wilson (Bergen, June)
10. The South (Bergen, June)
11. Lars Winnerbäck (Bergen, June)
12. Thåström (Vikedal, July)
13. Willis Earl Beal (Oslo, August)
14. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (Oslo, August)
15. Patti Smith (Bergen, June)
16. Motorpsycho (Haugesund, March)
17. Ida Jenshus (Haugesund, October)
18. Bob Mould (Oslo, August)
19. Feist (Oslo, August)
20. Thåström (Bergen, June)
21. Baroness (Oslo, August)
22. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings (Bergen, June)
23. The Black Keys (Oslo, August)
24. St. Vincent (Oslo, August)
25. Tønes (Skudeneshavn, November)
26. I Was A King (Haugesund, October)
27. First Aid Kit (Oslo, August)
28. Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch (Bergen, June)
29. Monster Magnet (Haugesund, November)
30. Hank W. Rodgersons Gospel Experience (Vikedal, July)

– Hallgeir