I've never understood Bruce Springsteen's Dancing in the Dark – the music is so upbeat and the lyrics such a downer. but hey, he wrote it, he knew what he was doing. I was delighted to find a cover of Dancing…that's a lot closer to how I imagine it to be, very melancholic, quietly desperate.
took me a while to find the cover and then VOX refuses to upload it. it figures. ———–>
here's another cover. from the 1970 Amchitka concert, one of few tapes that had remained undiscovered 'til recently. Joni Mitchell has never sounded better.