September 5, 2007

ONLINE: A new Bruce Springsteen video from his forthcoming album Magic. Somehow the opening made me think of Blue Oyster Cult, but the mood quickly changes.

UPDATE: Reader Adam Kwiatkowski emails:

Springsteen’s new song doesn’t sound like Blue Oyster Cult. It sounds like 867-5309/Jenny.

If you sing “eight-six-seven-five-three-oh-ni-ee-ine” when the vocals start, and at the chorus, you’ll be amazed at how well it fits.

You know, he’s right. Tommy Tutone, call your office! And hope this doesn’t breathe new life into the Jenny Scan. (bumped)

ANOTHER UPDATE: More here. I hope the rest of the album is a bit less derivative.

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