December 8, 2010

Bruce Springsteen - "Tougher Than The Rest"

During the documentary film The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge of Town, Bruce Springsteen admits that at the time he was afraid of writing a love song. That's why he gift-wrapped "Because The Night" for Patti Smith—he was afraid to finish the song himself. But of course, Springsteen would write a love song or two. And like "Because The Night," they were mostly brilliant. One of his best is "Tougher Than The Rest," a tale of two lovers that have "been around a time or two." "If you’re rough enough for love," sings the Boss, "baby, I’m tougher than the rest."

Bruce Springsteen - "Tougher Than The Rest (Mike Vogel remix)" 
Camera Obscura - "Tougher Than The Rest"
Bruce Springsteen - "Because The Night"

Camera Obscura


  1. funny, I'm a huge Bruce fan but for some reason that i've never been quite able to put my finger on, i absolutely detest Tunnel of Love.

    on the other hand, the Camera Obscura cover is fantastic.

  2. just picked up Springsteen's 'The Promise' box set companion book The Light in Darkness, amazing original photos and stories frm the Darkness tour. Limited Edition