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Bruce Springsteen's New Single Sounds Familiar

By Luke Lewis

Posted on 13 Mar 12


'We Take Care Of Our Own' finds Bruce Springsteen doing all the things everyone likes Bruce Springsteen to do - ie growling about community and social justice over a thumping backbeat - and is mercifully light on the things he sometimes does but no-one enjoys, such as covering ancient folk tunes called 'Froggie Went-A-Courtin''.

But have you noticed how the guitar riff is reminiscent of other songs? There's The Lightning Seeds' 'Life Of Riley' for a start (aka MOTD's Goal Of The Month theme back in the day)...

Even more of a close match - uncannily so - here's a track released in 2010 by London's Goldhawks, called 'Up On The Altar'. Have a listen and decide for yourself if the similarity is anything more than a weird coincidence.


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