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April 20, 2010 8:52 PM   Subscribe

Stand By Me Bono and Springsteen... You'll remember this version
posted by HuronBob (17 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
After the original, this is the version I think of.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 9:05 PM on April 20, 2010


My new favorite version, full of Muppety goodness.
posted by JustKeepSwimming at 9:12 PM on April 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


The Lennon one
posted by celerystick at 9:38 PM on April 20, 2010


I love U2, and I love Bruce-and-Bono. But this version, right here, is the ne plus ultra of Stand By Me covers.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:40 PM on April 20, 2010 [13 favorites]


I wish I could buy a copy of the U2/Springsteen version. But, I'm with EmpressCallipygos that the Playing For Change version is the Omega version.
posted by Severian at 10:21 PM on April 20, 2010


You all can argue about the versions done by Bono (who has always been a pretentious prick - sorry, it's true) or the always-to-be-revered original by the great Ben E King. You can even spend some time looking over the ridiculous array of cover versions of this tune by everyone from Rockapella to Cassius Clay.

But in my heart - and I hate to say this, Ben, though I love you so - there will always be one, true, definitive "Stand By Me." And that version will be the insanely electrifying version by the awesome and riveting Willy DeVille at Montreaux '82.
posted by koeselitz at 10:40 PM on April 20, 2010 [3 favorites]


Severian: “I wish I could buy a copy of the U2/Springsteen version.”

[psst... over here...]
posted by koeselitz at 10:41 PM on April 20, 2010


Versions within versions: Spyder Turner.
posted by bonefish at 1:16 AM on April 21, 2010


I have to say I love any post that leads me to discovering Springsteen covering Dylan's I Want You.
posted by flarbuse at 1:17 AM on April 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm one of those that know this song from here.

Then the Iran elections happened, and I saw this one.


Number 11?
posted by mondaygreens at 2:36 AM on April 21, 2010


On tangent, the Playing for Change cover of Stand By Me, linked by a couple of people above, is what made my son Eli a minor youtube star at 6 months old. He's now almost 2 years old and still loves that song (and their other stuff).
posted by jozxyqk at 2:48 AM on April 21, 2010


Am I the only one who thought it was going to be Sonny Bono? (Probably.) In my defense, your saying "Springsteen" made me assume they were both last names. So really it should read "Vox and Springsteen".
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:47 AM on April 21, 2010


Some of these covers are incredible! Thank you so much for sharing.
posted by prefpara at 8:38 AM on April 21, 2010


listens, melts, sighs, goes back to work.
posted by infini at 9:56 AM on April 21, 2010


So really it should read "Vox and Springsteen".

The Vox was dropped from Bono's stage name/nickname from before or around when U2 was formed in 70s.
posted by kmz at 10:04 AM on April 21, 2010


> So really it should read "Vox and Springsteen".

The Vox was dropped from Bono's stage name/nickname from before or around when U2 was formed in 70s.


Yeah. Bono's now become one of those uni-named people, more like Sting or Cher.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:11 PM on April 21, 2010


Pretty sure he was still credited on the albums as Bono Vox in the early 80s, at least on Boy if not after. I recall him being pretty uni-named by Joshua Tree, though.
posted by desuetude at 8:20 PM on April 22, 2010


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