Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes


Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes | September 24, 2021

Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes grew out of the mid-70’s during the Jersey Shore music scene following on the heels of Bruce Springsteen. Their first 3 albums were hits and they featured songs written by Steven Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen himself.  Southside Johnny’s signature song, “I Don’t Want To Go Home,” was born during this time period. Unfortunately, luck was not going their way.  Being in the shadows of Bruce Springsteen, they never quite garnered the commercial success they were looking for and, in 1979, they were dropped by their record company. This also meant they lost Van Zandt.  Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes did not let this slow them down as they continued to release new albums, even a live album.  They were still unable to garner the success they needed to keep going, even though Rolling Stone Magazine voted their 1982 album, Hearts of Stone among the Top 100 albums of the 70’s and 80’s.  In 1988, Southside Johnny released his solo record Slow Dance which contained ballads and love songs and the most political song of his career, “Little Calcutta.” 

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