Monday, November 28, 2016
My Music Monday
I have had no reason, or use, to head to that part of the Jersey shore.
Allegedly the town had its heyday, but from every story, picture, movie, it sounds like a depressing and depressed locale.
Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City" takes on that tone. Actually, so does his entire album, Nebraska.
That said, the album is one of his best - and his only true solo album. Not only was he without the E Street Band, Springsteen produced, wrote and played every instrument.
The song is raw and minimal in terms of production, but it fits the music, the time and the album themes. It certainly fits Atlantic City itself.