ChrisM wrote:Although Springsteen has performed many Elvis covers over the years, I can't think of any that would be considered a "message" song. That is perhaps not surprising, since Elvis's "message" songs represent a very small and relatively obscure portion of his catalog.
Springsteen has covered a few "message" songs by other artists. Blowin' in the Wind and War come to mind.
Well, actor Martin Sheen is a big 50s fan of Elvis, and his favorite song is "In The Ghetto."
I cannot imagine Bruce is not familiar with either that or "If I Can Dream." George Harrison liked "Clean Up Your Own Backyard." Which is obscure. The others are not obscure.
Well, I like what he does with the ones he has chosen. I think it's his choice, to find deeper meanings in more "typical" rock and roll. Rather than doing something less creative with those obvious ones.
rjm (I wonder if he would ever do a request of "If I Can Dream"? He loves singing about dreams. Hmmmmmm.)
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