Monday, April 2, 2012

Springsteen Video of the Week: American Skin (41 Shots)




I can’t say it’s a good thing that Bruce performed “American Skin (41 Shots)” last week in Tampa given the tragedy that first inspired the song and the recent tragedy of Trayvon Martin that compelled him to reprise the song. However, it’s a stunningly powerful song. “American Skin (41 Shots)” is at once an explicit eulogy for Amadou Diallo and also unfortunately, as proven last week, a timeless meditation on American society.

Live in New York City Version: