Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit covered Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Streets of Philadelphia‘ on SiriusXM satellite radio during a live in-studio performance they gave there, April 29. The original song was recorded back in 1993 for the Jonathan Demme‘s film “Philadelphia” that addressed the very sensitive—at the time— issues of AIDS and homosexuality. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and became a hit in many countries. This is not the first time someone produces a cover version of it; Elton John’s and The Fray’s versions are among the most notable ones. Frightened Rabbit did do the song justice; we really like the percussion and you can listen for yourselves below.

We should not forget to mention that the band released their new album, ‘Painting of a Panic Attack‘, a few weeks back via Canvasback Music/Atlantic.

Debbie Maliotaki