Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Cut Loose Like a Deuce
This fine feature has been up and running for exactly two years now. "Cut loose like a deuce; another runner in the night," as Bruce Springsteen sang.
See, I Told You So
"Blinded by the Light" [single release, February, 1973; included on Springsteen's debut LP Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)] was a much bigger hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band (1977 single reached #1 on Billboard's pop singles charts). There's a controversy about re-written lyrics in the song, although it may be a matter of how acute one's hearing (or listening) is. Manfred Mann's "revved up like a deuce" sounded to moi like "wrapped up like a" feminine hygiene product. Whatever the change, Springsteen's version tanked, and Manfred Mann's topped the charts. Go figure.
Want to read my very first blog posting? Sure you do.
We've had about 150,000 viewings of my blog in two years. Not bad for a feline with a cauliflower ear. Thanks for reading! I hope you'll stay with moi through many years to come.
Your Roving Reporter On The Go,
Cauli Le Chat
P.S. That's a video player above. The box isn't showing up on my web editing browser--just a logo floating on white space. Click the play button on Manfred Mann's Earth Band's logo to hear its cover of Springsteen's "Blinded By the Light" (1976). Catchier, I'll admit. Great hook. With this digital recording, I can hear the lyric more clearly than on the original vinyl. It is plainly "revved up like a deuce." You have to listen quite carefully, however.