One last post on Live In Dublin. This album has gotten so much airplay in my household that I haven’t even taken the shrinkwrap off the other album I bought Tuesday, Wilco’s “Sky Blue Sky”.
“Blinded By The Light” has long been a Springsteen trivia question: name Bruce’s only #1 chart single. The catch is that it was Manfred Mann’s Earth Band’s version that topped the charts. It even figured in the only instance in which “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” had to invite a player back after the show incorrectly identified Bruce as the only artist in a list of four without a #1 hit single.
Now “BBTL” is famous for something else. It’s the most insanely catchy mash-up of bossa nova beats, klezmer fiddle and call and response lyrics I’ve ever heard.
People always complain about getting songs stuck in their head, but I’ve been going around singing “I’ve been blinded, (BLINDED!) blinded, (BLINDED!) blinded baby by the light.” for the last several days, without a care in the world.