Saturday Night Video – Bruce Springsteen, “Born in the USA”
June 23, 2012 5 Comments
I don’t know if you’ve ever heard the original demo for Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” but it’s a fairly gut-wrenching song of the struggles that can be borne by being born in this country. Here’s a different version from that original, and also different from the rock anthem version that he put on the 1984 album. It’s an acoustic version from Spanish television, and helps show how Springsteen belongs to the folk (as well as rock) tradition.