Ox’s Blog: Hump The Covers Off with Rise Against – The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Rise Against is headed to Red Rocks this coming Saturday the 15th, and I have never featured one of their covers before, so let’s do it! Off of the band’s 2013 release Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013 we get this, a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s The Ghost Of Tom Joad. The song may sound familiar to you as we play Rage Against The Machine’s version of the tune on air here at Kilo. Rise Against play it closer to the original and this version, recorded live, features Tom Morello of RATM, Wayne Kramer of MC5, and Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem. It’s a long one, so grab a drink, sit back, and let Rise Against take you back to the 1930’s.