Thursday 7 February 2019
Toughet Than The Rest
Another very good proponent of the well chosen cover version are Camera Obscura who are great at taking well known upbeat pop songs and giving them a Glasgow twist, ie making them thoroughly glorious but fucking miserable, check out the covers of Super Trooper, Some Guys Have All The Luck and Modern Girl for examples of this art. However I want to post a particularly despondent version of an already downbeat song.
Tougher Than The Rest was originally recorded by Bruce Springsteen on 1987's Tunnel of Love album and album that doesn't get that much of an airing in this house as regularly as other bits of Springsteen's output, not sure why that is but Tracyanne and her crew's version was released on the b-side of 2009's single Sweetest Thing.
Covers don't get much better than this in my book.
Camera Obscura - Tougher Than The Rest