Thursday, October 04, 2007

Revved Up Like a Douche

I was astounded to learn recently that the song "Blinded by the Light", a long-time staple of classic rock radio, was written and originally performed by Bruce Spingsteen. I heard his version for the first time last week, and I like it a lot more than Manfred Mann's more famous rendition. I was never much of a fan of Springsteen but I've been warming up to at least some of his older stuff lately. My favorite Springsteen songs combine rock and roll with spoken word and even orchestral sensibilities, and "Blinded by the Light" is a great example of this style. You can listen to both version here.

3 comments:

Michael David said...

I am astounded to learn that I knew something about music that you did not know.

gregorykwu said...

I would have to say that "Revved up like a Douche" is my second-favorite mistaken lyric next to "Scuse me while I kiss this Guy."

dhodge said...

While (blank)ed up like a douche is the most famous misheard lyric in "Blinded by the Light", the great thing about the song is that nearly every verse in the song is borderline nonsensical and commonly misinterpreted.