Happy Halloween from the Boss
- October 31, 2008 10:59 AM |
- By Arts Online
Illustration by Jillian Tamaki
Hey, ghosts and goblins who were born to run: If you've been feeling rather bummed by the news that your old pal Bruce Springsteen decided to cancel the eye-popping decorative Halloween display that draws hordes to his neighbourhood in Rumson, NJ every year, here's something that should help dull the sting.
In lieu of an ephemeral cobweb-and-creepy crawly diorama at his fancy house, Springsteen has come up with a more substantial treat for fans. This morning, the heartland rocker posted a brand new (and seasonally-appropriate) track on his website. The song's called A Night With The Jersey Devil. It's a ragged, rollicking blues number that features fat, raunchy dive-bar guitars caterwauling over Springsteen's scratched, distorted vocals. And for those of us who aren't Jersey kids like the Boss, the Jersey Devil is a legendary spectre who haunts the Pine Barrens in southern New Jersey. In the beautifully-shot video that accompanies Springsteen's new tune, the singer makes like a spooky humanoid spirit emerging from fetid waters. Enjoy!
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