A growing up in the Disco era, it was very hard to find good rock n roll. That was until I went to Asbury Park at 15 years of age and discovered Bruce Springsteen. My my friend Corey, told me you gotta hear this guy, he's amazing, he's going to change music. Change music, what a laugh, kill Disco, then you got something. I remember one night walking down the boardwalk, listening too the music coming out of the bars. On those hot summer night, you could sit outside and still hear everything just like you were inside.
We stopped at one place and started listening to thr music, it was different, not disco-ish, just good old rock n roll. The longer I listened, the better it sounded. Before I knew it, I was trying to get in the front door, but the bouncer was letting "no 15 year old punk" into a bar. Even a bribe of $20.00 didn't help. When I asked who the band was he told me it Bruce Springsteen and to watch out this guy was going places.
I remembered the name, and on my trips to the Village, I'd always stop in the rundown record stores looking for different kinds of music. Sometimes I'd get lucky and find something good. Other times I'd find mostly crap. One time I found a tape from Bruce Springsteen & the EStreet Band recorded at a local college. It was great, I must have played it over and over again, u Gil someone stole the tape out of my car.
From then on, I became hooked on Bruce. I followed him for a whole, but when you not wealthy you can't do that for to long. But it all started on a warm summer night down on the shore.