SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES Hearts Of Stone|
Emerging in the wake of Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny achieved
much success and, at times, an E Street Band sound. With producer
Stevie Van Zandt also in Srpingsteen's band, the connection was
Singer Johnny produces some fine if little dreary vocals - evidence
of trying to hard to be a balladeer at times.
The big band sound (brass et al) often works, as do the searing
guitar solos, but not enough to save the album completely. The
Springsteen penned Hearts Of Stone is one of the weaker tracks here.
Good but certainly not great.
Review by Joe Geesin