I prefer Bruce, but the reason the Blaze version rules so much is becasue you have the crowd into it so much, and it has such an amazing feel hearing the live version. If it was Bruce on the live version it would be just as amazing. Blaze has his moments, but Bruce is the f'n air raid siren!
I voted for Bruce even though I think this is one of the few songs that really fits Blaze's monotonus voice really well. (I'm not very fond of Blaze's singing at all...)
Live versions are better with Blaze so far, but I like the studio version better, so therefore Bruce. And I'm sure that if Bruce sang it now, it would sound much better than Blaze! [!--emo&--][img src=\'style_emoticons/[#EMO_DIR#]/tongue.gif\' border=\'0\' style=\'vertical-align:middle\' alt=\'tongue.gif\' /][!--endemo--]
Afraid to Shoot Strangers is a good song regardless of who sings it.
But I do prefer Blaze singing Afraid to Shoot Strangers rather than Bruce, especially in the beggining of the song. Blaze sounds really good when he sings it in a low key. However, Bruce's voice has improved a lot since 1992, so I think that he might be able to sing the song a little better. It would actually be pretty neat if Afraid to Shoot Strangers was added to the setlist.
Blaze gets my vote. His voice is more suited to the dark, slow, fairly low songs than Bruce's. Although, if the song comes back into the tours, maybe with Bruce's improved voice my opinion might change
9.9 times out of 10 I prefer the studio songs. Not so with this one. Blaze gets my vote - Bruce does a great job too, but later in the song his voice is a bit too gruff for me. Still, both are good, I just prefer Blaze.