Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” is a punk rock song masquerading as a rock ‘n’ roll anthem, which is what makes Titus Andronicus’ Patrick Stickles and Nashville-based Diarrhea Planet’s cover so thrilling. It’s sweaty and dirty, injecting the original with a healthy dose of speed. According to Stereogum, the song was “played at the Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium,” and it beams with more spirited energy than my New York Mets have shown in years.
Also, “…and strap your hands across my engines” is still the sexiest lyric in rock history.
I want more like this!
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