Exclusive Song: The Hold Steady Cover Springsteen

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The Hold Steady / Bruce Springsteen
WRITTEN BY
Larry Fitzmaurice

It's a no-brainer: The Hold Steady + Bruce Springsteen = absolute awesomeness. And you can hear it all below!

For the Hold Steady's contribution to the War Child benefit compilation, Heroes (out Feb. 24), the Boss hand-picked the Brooklyn boys to interpret "Atlantic City," a tune from 1982's Nebraska. And like Bowie and TV on the Radio before them, the pairing makes total sense: The Hold Steady employ the Boss' tell-it-as-it-is lyrics and guitar- and horn-laden, classic-rock style. And both elements are in high form on the track, as frontman Craig Finn sings about the declining Jersey city while the guys add bar-band charm with sped-up drums and a hot-shit guitar solo.

Stream the track below. Then leave your thoughts on the cover in the comment section.

Listen: The Hold Steady, "Atlantic City" (Bruce Springsteen)

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