You're a Bruce fan too Roc, cool. I went to college down in south Jersey living just off the boardwalk in Ventner. One Saturday night we drove up the coast to Asbury Park to hear the Asbury Dukes. The openning act was this skinny local kid just old enough to support a scraggly beard, guess who?
It was just before he came out with his first album, "Greetings from Asbury Park". I remember him playing "Sandy", thinking to myself, wow this kid has really captured the image of your typical Jersey Boardwalk kids life style in his lyrics.
"Sandy the fireworks are hailing over Little Eden tonight.
Forcing a light into all those stoned-out faces left stranded on this Fourth of
Down in town the circuit's full with switchblade lovers so fast so shiny so
And the wizards play down on Pinball Way on the boardwalk way past dark.
And the boys from the casino dance with their shirts open like Latin lovers
along the shore
Chasin' all them silly New York girls (virgins on the score)."
19 albums and 30+ years later, simply known as "The Boss".