One of the first songs on Countdown (Australian version of Top of The Flops) that I ever saw in colour. Who can fail to forget that thing they did with that new-fangled synthesiser thingy. You know, he turned the knob and a weird sound came out sounding like a theramin being strangled.How about Manfred Mann’s Earth Band- “Blinded by the Light”
Only found out that Bruce Springsteen wrote it recently when Radio WM played it and did the credit. It was on his first LP.
The proggy style is great. Must admit the lyrics are good. What happened to Curlywurlys?
That’s my understanding.Bruce Springsteen has a lot of fans, and whilst I don't think he is actually God like some do, I do own a smattering of his records. But it is interesting that people do seem to be able to do covers which are better than his own, such as the obvious "Because the Night". Likewise, I prefer Robert Wyatt's Shipbuilding to Costello's, though am I right in thinking that the originals in both cases were written for these artists?
As I recalled correctly Elvis 'gave' this to DE, who released the first recorded version. Elvis later hid his version away as a B side to 'I Can't Stand Up etc'.