Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hungry Heart - Pitch Re-Adjusted to the Key of C



Ah, good old "Hungry Heart".  A Springsteen staple that's universally accepted by his fans and casual music listeners as "pretty good".  I believe a key to the enduring power of the song is the plethora of trivia that is associate with it, such as being written for the Ramones, being Springsteen's first top 10 hit on the Billboard chart, and being sped up to the point that the song didn't sound anything like Springsteen.  Well, while we will never hear the Ramones cover the song, nor find out why "Born To Run" never cracked the top 10, we can now hear how a studio version of the song would sound with Bruce's normal voice.  While nothing can top the version with the crowd sing-a-long on Live 1975-85, the pitch-adjusted version still beats the recording released on The River.