Thursday, September 24, 2009
MP3: Joensuu 1685 - I'm on Fire
NOTE: Today's contribution comes from Matt Giordano, who sent this mp3 file from zSHARE. What a fucking terrible service, as it kept finishing the download long before it was actually done. Thankfully, the great Sendspace saved the day. Is zSHARE the worst most pointless file hosting service? Fuck yeah!
I've been listening to this jam a lot lately, and it's quite the cover. Joensuu 1685 takes on the Springsteen classic "I'm On Fire" into epic levels with their near eleven minute version of song. Moreso, it's very rare that a cover can sound as relevant as the original, and their repetitive rendition subtly builds over the somewhat droney bass and drums, allocating the keyboards and squall to allow the song to soar. To be honest, I am absolutely floored by this version of song, which with the delicate vocals convey the the same fragility as the Boss's telling. Epic.