Sunday, August 25, 2013

It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City: Issa's Sunday Service, #175

It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City by Bruce Springsteen on Grooveshark 
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Early in his career, Bruce Springsteen drew the inevitable comparisons to Bob Dylan and probably rightly so. This is one of those songs that prompted the comparison and, whether it is truly warranted, there you go. 

The lyrics are a bit too cumbersome (in line length, not execution or clarity) to include in this format, so here's a link if you are interested. References to Casanova and the Prince of the Pauper are what brings the song to the Sunday Service.

The live version that follows can only be described as incendiary (he dedicates the song to Pete - that's Mr. Townshend who was in the audience that night back in '75 at the Hammersmith Odeon) and the pedal is all the way to the metal, with the dual guitar solo that wraps it simply killer. 

You were warned.


Photo by mylittlefinger

world of Buddha's law--
the snake strips
his clothes
translated by David G. Lanoue


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Go to the LitRock web site for a list of all 175 songs

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