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Watch Bahamas Cover ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out’ While Reading a 15,000-Word Springsteen Profile

Canadian singer/songwriter strips down 'Born to Run' classic, begs for Bruce tickets

By: Caryn Ganz // July 25, 2012

We know you’ve been meaning to get around to reading David Remnick’s 15,000-word Bruce Springsteen profile in the New Yorker, which explores the Boss’ psychological well-being (he had suicidal thoughts in the early ’80s) and physical fitness (“an ass finely sausaged into a pair of alarmingly tight black jeans,” as Vulture giggles). Here’s an appropriate soundtrack: Canadian singer/songwriter Bahamas’ cover of Born to Run‘s “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” which he performed as a doo-woppy acoustic tune at SXSW this past March for Liveset. Yes, that was a long time ago, but Afie Jurvanen’s entreaty for Bruce to fork over some concert tickets is just as charming today:

“Bruce, I know you got a busy day today, you’re probably watching this stream right now. Obviously your music is great, you know that, I think you’re rad, me and a couple of other people are trying to get into your show tonight, so if you see this cover and you think it’s cool, I’m staying at the Super 8 on the I35, like, 20 miles out of town, so if you just want to swing by and grab me in your Prius or whatever.”