Monday, November 28, 2016

My Music Monday

This is the last of my entries for destination cities. Oddly, it's one to which I've never been: Atlantic City.

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.


anne marie in philly said...

shore does (see what I did there?).

I can remember AC back in the 60s on trips with my grandparents. today it's a dump with pathetic old people on oxygen tanks wasting their lives away in smoke-filled casinos. bruce has captured the desperation well.

Shoshaanh said...

The video is great, too. It's a gem, all round. Thanks for posting.