For a couple of seconds, I waited for it. Kick drum. Snare. Repeat. Here it comes…here it comes…
And so it did. The cheese. Oh, the cheese. I just couldn’t believe that a Bruce Springsteen song was being built upon a buzzy synthesizer (sure, I was naive, I’d forgotten Dancing In The Dark) and a monotonous drum pattern. Not even the twangy, Duane Eddy-inspired guitar solo could make me want to listen again.
As with nearly all songs, the live version brings more of a spark. The official video has Patti giving Bruce the look. A terrific moment.
But a video is not a song and it couldn’t save my disappointment.
Up next: All That Heaven Will Allow