Kill for Love

Kill for LoveDarkness of the Edge of Town

A song by song response to Darkness on the Edge of Town by Bruce Springsteen

Kill for Love

  1. “Stark Weather” – Icky Blossoms
  2. “Old Man”  – Neil Young
  3. “Young Blood” – The Naked and Famous
  4. “No One’s Gonna Love You” – Band of Horses
  5. “I Belong In Your Arms” – Chairlift
  6. “Disparate Youth”  – Santigold
  7. “You Wish You Were Red” – Trailer Trash Tracys
  8. “Rox In The Box” – The Decemberists
  9. “Deep Red Bells” – Neko Case
  10. “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” – The Beach Boys
  11. “Kill for Love” – Chromatics

 Inspiration Album: Darkness of the Edge of Town – Bruce Springsteen

  1.     “Badlands” – 4:01
  2.     “Adam Raised a Cain” – 4:32
  3.     “Something in the Night” – 5:11
  4.     “Candy’s Room” – 2:51
  5.     “Racing in the Street” – 6:53
  6.     “The Promised Land” – 4:33
  7.     “Factory” – 2:17
  8.     “Streets of Fire” – 4:09
  9.     “Prove It All Night” – 3:56
  10.     “Darkness on the Edge of Town” – 4:30

 Mix Challenge Liner Notes

  1. Stark Weather vs. Badlands
  2. Old Man vs. Adam Raised a Cain
  3. Young Blood vs. Something in the Night
  4. No One’s Gonna Love You (and bonus track: I Belong in Your Arms) vs. Candy’s Room
  5. Disparate Youth vs. Racing in the Streets
  6. You Wish You Were Red vs. The Promised Land
  7. Rox in the Box vs. Factory
  8. Deep Red Bells vs. Streets of Fire
  9. Wouldn’t It Be Nice vs. Prove It All Night
  10. Kill for Love vs. Darkness on the Edge of Town

I was going to write liner notes for each song comparison, but honestly, I’d rather people listen and derive what they would from it. Generally, Springsteen’s album is an angry, blues/pop howl into the universe about youth and how despair and hope go hand in hand in that period of life. Sometimes I went literal on the interpretation (Stark Weather being an example), sometimes I responded thematically, sometimes I just wanted to evoke a mood. I included Darkness on the Edge of Town in my playlist so you can hope back and forth. Enjoy!