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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes (1978) Live in Boston

Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes (1978) Live in Boston
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included
1. This Time It's For Real 2. Love On The Wrong Side Of Town 3. Got Me Where She Wants 4. Talk To Me 5. Next To You 6. Trapped Again 7. The Fever 8. I Don't Want To Go Home 9. Having A Party 10. The Time Baby's Gone For Good 11. When You Dance 12. Stagger Lee 13. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 14. Merry Christmas Baby

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES were at a crucial point in their career when they performed the concert heard on this live album. Two months earlier, they had released their third album, HEARTS OF STONE, the most critically acclaimed album they ever made. Like its predecessors, I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME and THIS TIME IT'S FOR REAL, HEARTS OF STONE was produced by Miami Steve Van Zandt and featured songs writted by Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen. Both of the band's first two albums had been moderate sellers - HEARTS OF STONE need to be a bigger seller to advance the Jukes, but as of December 23, it was just becoming apparent that this might not happen; the LP stumbled in the charts, and no single had emerged. If the band was apprehensive about its future, however, that only translated into a more fervent performance in Boston. The set includes four selections from the new album, among them the Southside/Springsteen/Van Zandt composition TRAPPED AGAIN, and the Southside signature song, THE FEVER, here given an 11-plus minute reading. The show ends, inevitably, with a pair of Christmas songs that have not appeared on any previous Southside Johnny collection. It all sounds like a triumphant evening with a tight band and its bantam frontman playing well before an enthusiastic audience.


Paul said...

Not sure if this is your upload but on Track 6 at 3:46 it skips. Thanks for posting. Not trying to be ungrateful. Just wanted to see if you notice the same thing. Love Southside Johnny.

ratboy69 said...

Paul, this is strange. nobody else complained....Track should stop at 4.42.In any case here it is again
The download link is:
Filename: (06) [Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes] Trapped Ag...mp3 Size: 10.76 MB

Bill said...

What a nice pick; thank you. Saw the Jukes not too long ago in Chicago.

Rob said...

hey there - any chance or reupping this link?

Rob said...

sorry _ I should have said - just found your site - lots of cool stuff here - im a big fleshtones fan -
Ive been looking for an earlier SSj show the bottom line show from 1976 that was a radio promo and thats how I found your site - would love to get this show as well if it's still possible



Anonymous said...

Do you know what venue in Boston this was recorded at?

ratboy69 said...

This was recorded at the Paradise Theater, Boston Mass. December 23 1978