For Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes - â€˜comfortableâ€™ has never been a word associated with their brand of raucous, roots-tinged rock and bluesy reverie. The Jukes have more than 30 albums on their resume, thousands of acclaimed live performances across the globe, and a vibrant legacy of classic songs that have become "hits" to their large and famously-dedicated fan base. Â â€œWith the Jukes, youâ€™re out there every night leading this great rock nâ€™ roll circus, giving it everything youâ€™ve gotâ€ says Southside Johnny Lyon.
Southsideâ€™s first three albums, I Donâ€™t Want To Go Home, This Time Itâ€™s for Real, and Hearts of Stone were produced by Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band, The Sopranos) and featured songs written by Van Zandt and Springsteen. â€œI Donâ€™t Want To Go Homeâ€ became Southsideâ€™s signature song, an evocative mixture of horn-based melodic riffs and soul-searching lyrics. Rolling Stone Magazine voted Hearts of Stone among the top 100 albums of the 1970s & 1980s.
With a decades-long successful career, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes continue to deliver their soul-searing brand of raucous blues and R&B, with material mined from their many albums, featuring hits like â€œI Don't Want To Go Homeâ€, â€œLove On The Wrong Side Of Townâ€, â€œThe Feverâ€, â€œThis Time It's For Realâ€, â€œTalk To Meâ€ and their definitive fun-time cover of â€œWeâ€™re Having A Partyâ€. The Jukesâ€™ legendary high-energy live performances always satisfy with their classic blend of Stax-influenced R&B and gritty, Stonesy rock and roll.