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My Favourite Cover Versions

Four that include a Bruce Springsteen classic

Image of a street busker in a English city market area playing a guitar whilst sat on his amplifier in front of an array of effects pedals
A Busker in York Market covering songs — photo by Author

When I read Alex Markham’s two Riff stories about the good, the bad, and maybe the ugly cover versions of Bruce Springsteen, I thought of another one he, and fans of the Boss, might consider — ‘No Surrender’ by Kevin Montgomery.

I admit to liking all cover versions — good and bad. Some of my favourite covers…




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David Acaster

David Acaster

British, retired, loves reptiles & amphibians, keen on history, steam locomotives, travel, real ale and still trying to master that Fender Stratocaster.

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