Sunday, September 18, 2011

On the turntable...Greetings from Asbury Park

Greetings from Asbury Park on vinyl has some unique features that you cant appreciate on compact disc.  As you can see in the photos above the album cover opens as if there's a postcard from Bruce and its attached to the front cover. Vinyl has many redeeming factors and the sound quality is also one of them.  This album sounds great on vinyl and it cost me $4.

I could go on and on about how much I like this album,but I'll let you read more here. I will say that "Spirit in the Night", "For You" and "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street" happens to be some of my favorites.  The sound of the album reeks of the 70s and the northeast.  Of course the over talked about lyrics in "Blinded By The Light" is a part of this album and Bruce even said himself that this song didn't become popular until Manfred Mann changed a line in the lyrics to feminine hygiene products.  Of course we know that Bruce's lyrics were "cut loose like a deuce."

Take a look at the current Asbury Park and maybe investigate Bruce's history and love for this part of our country.  It did get hit by Irene but it appears that they have recovered.

Mike Smith, The Showbiz Kids

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