Arcade Fire cover Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” in Canada — watch

A US classic performed by Canada's biggest act at one of the country's biggest fests


    Video via YouTube user Kyle Rose

    Arcade Fire have covered “Born in the USA” by Bruce Springsteen before, like in 2009 during President Obama’s Staff Ball. It made a lot of sense there; it was a liberal American classic performed during an event thrown by a democratic president. AF’s rendition of the song during last month’s WayHome Festival was a bit different.

    Think about it: Arcade Fire are arguably Canada’s largest modern rock band, and they were performing at one of the country’s biggest (and newest!) destination music festivals. And there they go playing a distinctly American hit. Still, The Boss is The Boss for a reason, and even the Canucks were game for a singalong to a little “Born in the USA”. Plus, it was a sexy as hell intro to “Keep the Car Running”.

    Check out closeup video above, and another clip below.

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