Peter Cottontail is back...

Friday, April 27, 2012

... and he's pissed off!

I, for one, blame this entirely on Elmer Fudd. For God's sake, it's "rabbit" with an "r," man!


On a more serious note, here's the beautiful title track to Patti Smith's classic 1978 album, Easter:

And here's "Because The Night," which (amazingly) was a Top Twenty hit that year:

And a jaw-dropping live version with the original lyrics from the song's co-author, Bruce Springsteen. This is from his justifiably legendary 1978 Darkness on the Edge of Town tour. (As you've probably guessed, this is one of my all-time favorite albums.) Springsteen felt it didn't fit on Darkness On The Edge of Town, so he gave it to Patti, who re-worked some of lyrics and made it her own:

Incidentally, he also gave away "Fire," which was a well-deserved #2 hit for the Pointer Sisters in 1979. Again, he felt it didn't work on Darkness. (Imagine have songs of that quality and *giving* them away?!? Wow...)

While they do a stellar job, Robert Gordon's version is one of my favorite Bruce covers. Of course, it helps when you have a ringer like Link Wray on guitar, right? :c)

Happy Easter, everyone!


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