Watch Ben Harper Cover Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City”

    “Atlantic City,” the second song off Bruce Springsteen’s 1982 Nebraska, was originally a quiet, haunting number that tells the tale of a man who takes his lover to the titular locale as he’s partaking in organized crime as a way to redeem “debts no honest man can pay.” In Ben Harper’s hands, the song is at least about the same thing. On Monday, Harper and some bandmates took to the Machine Shop to cover “Atlantic City.” The results, while by no means bombastic, are definitely louder and less deliberate than Springsteen’s original. Check it out below, although be warned that this is about the least excitingly shot video in a minute.