Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hear A Lull cover Springsteen's 'I'm on Fire'

By Frank Krolicki

Cover songs are a tricky thing; when they sound almost exactly like the original they're pretty pointless, and when they go too far into a different direction they can totally lose the spirit of whatever they're paying tribute to. The perfect cover songs fall somewhere in the middle of the two extremes. Take the unexpected new version of Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. cut "I'm on Fire" from Chicago experimentalists A Lull. Whenever I think of A Lull I think "really arty" and whenever I think of the Boss I think "rootsy dad rock," so on the surface this is kind of an odd combination. But it actually sounds really good, and A Lull do a nice job of finding that cover song sweet spot. Check it out below, and catch the band when they play Subterranean on Friday, December 30th with Deleted Scenes.

I'm On Fire by A Lull

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