Who knew Bruce was so into Halloween? Earlier this week we learned that the Springsteens’ haunted mansion in Rumson has become so popular they had to cancel the festivities this year. He is making it up to us, though. Today the Boss posted a free Halloween song and video on his site. “If you grew up in central or south Jersey you grew up with the ‘Jersey Devil,'” he writes. In the song Bruce sings the blues of an 18th century boy who grew hooves, a horse head, bat wings, and a forked tail, and
won the Stanley Cup now haunts the Pine Barrens of southern Jersey. There’s a great looking video too, which opens with Bruce rising ominously from a river. “Sixteen witches cast sixteen spells/ Make me a guitar out of skin and human skull.” Watch out guys, he’s got an axe.
You can watch it in hi-res at brucespringsteen.net.
Here’s the song for your party mix tonight:
Bruce Springsteen – “A Night With The Jersey Devil” (MP3)
It’s his scariest song since “57 Channels (And Nothin’ On).”