Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Song Spotlight - "Your Hometown"
While I do love me some alternative takes Springsteen has done in the past, such as "Stolen Car" and "Wings For Wheels", this rockabilly version of "My Hometown" in second person doesn't quite work. It seems Springsteen would admit this too - there isn't much information available about this version, and I assume, since it never made it onto any official Springsteen release, it was not met for public consumption. That is the double-edged sword of the Internet: your best work can reach a much wider audience, but so can your worst. It's best appreciated as a curio from Springsteen's apex, worthy of a listen or two.