Dead Man's Town

Bruce Springsteen’s 1984 blockbuster Born In The U.S.A. is the Boss’s biggest, synthiest, least rootsy LP, but it’s arguably just as packed with amazing songs as anything the man ever recorded. And on the new tribute compilation Dead Man’s Town, a series of artists from the indie rock and alt-country spheres take on songs from that iconic LP. Blitzen Trapper, Justin Townes Earle, and Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires all contribute songs to the compilation. And we’ve got the stream of Minnesota slowcore legends Low doing a meditative, minimal take on Springsteen’s beautiful devotional hymn “I’m On Fire.” Stream Low’s version below.

Dead Man’s Town: A Tribute To Born In The U.S.A. is out 9/16 on Lightning Rod.

Comments (11)
  1. Very nice. Such an incredible song. John Mayer also does a cover of this song that I quite like. Even Mumford and Sons, who I really don’t like, did a pretty great cover of this at some awards show.

  2. so glad they’re opening for Slowdive in L.A. always felt these guys were way to overlooked in the indie community with the amount of talent they have

  3. Not bad but it’s SKULL not SOUL

  4. Reminds me of Robin Williams doing Elmer Fudd.

  5. nice cover, but my favourite is Chromatics’ version

  6. That analogy went way over my head.

  7. Nice! Bat for Lashes’ cover is still my fav, but loving this too.

  8. Matt Andersen (blues musician from eastern Canada) performs a good cover as well, maybe my favorite version of this song. He’s got a good voice for it. You can find it on YouTube.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post, reply to, or rate a comment.

%s1 / %s2