I was complaining recently about Bruce Springsteen’s early work and how I didn’t like its optimism about going out and conquering the world. Well, there’s another thing I don’t like about Springsteen’s early (And later!) work: the sexual posturing. An excellent example of that is “Fire.” Now, I don’t mean to be down on Springsteen. I think he’s always known how silly this is. What I find amazing is that people who thought “Thunder Road” was meaningful when they were teens, don’t now find it at least a little embarrassing.
Anyway, here is Robin Williams doing “Fire” using Elmer Fudd’s voice. This is the way the song was meant to be done: