Maybe it's my computer or maybe it's the site, but threads often disappear on me. They come back if I click to the main grumble page (which lists all the forums) and then go back to the forum in question. I have no idea what it is all about - one of life's little mysteries.
Sorry, Manfred Man was a cover band that did a few of Bruce's songs and sank into oblivion. The seminal version is still the one from "Greetings from Asbury Park", and the one I will have on the CD player in just a few minutes.
Man was perhaps responsible for making more people aware of Springsteen's music, but once you hear the real thing they seem like so much milquetoast.
(let's see, so far we've avoided politics and religion....good...arguements about taste are still allowed).
Yup, I have Wally's back here. Bruce wins simply because he wrote the song. If you listen to his version on "Greetings From Asbury Park" it blows MMEB out of the water. Although, I always liked MMEB's version too. "Greetings From Asbury Park" is Bruce's best album by far.................MMEB covered a few of Bruce's songs. I know they did "For You" also. Now, there is a song......
I never got into Springsteen's music much although he had several great tunes. My fav is "Born to Run". I also liked Mann's "Mighty Quinn" from an earlier assemblage of the band in the 60's. Mighty Quinn was a Bob Dylan song. Springsteen's and Dylan's song writing abilities far outpaced their vocal capabilities – especially Dylan's.