> And Springsteen's songs inspired a few noir adaptations - Indian
> Runner, a short stories collection inspired by Meeting Across The
> River, some French short stories.
> Nebraska is as noir as they come - the title track, Atlantic City,
> Johnny 99, State Trooper,...
And don't forget "American Skin" which Bruen used as a book title for
his "coming to America" book.
But my favourite crime song of his is actually a co-write with Warren
Zevon. There 's supposedly a boot of Springsteen doing it, but he'd be
hard-pressed to out-do Zevon's live version on "Stand in the Fire."
"Jeannie Needs a Shooter" is a dirty little ditty about true love, betrayal and apparent incest. They must have been channelling their inner Thompson (or possibly Robert Johnson) that day...
I know for a fact at least one Springsteen song will be performed at
that Palmdale Noir crime song thing I'm doing this Saturday.
Kevin Burton Smith
The Thrilling Detective Web Site
"Wasting your time on the web since 1998."
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