Pitchfork review for Neneh Cherry & The Thing
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When Bruce Springsteen covered Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream” to close out shows in the Devils and Dust tour, he burrowed deep into the song and discovered something essential about it. By stretching it out, stripping it down, and putting the focus on a series of lyrical mantras (some of which were his own), Springsteen made a case for dreaming as the only rational response to the absurdity and ultimate futility of life. Gotta keep that fire burning– what choice do we have?