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Southside Johnny & The Asbury Dukes: I Don't Want To Go Home (Epic)

Richard Riegel, Creem, September 1976

NAH, I DON'T blame Bruce Springsteen a bit. I woulda done the same if I'd been in his Beatle boots. With all the vultures of both camps (the People-mag-inspired if-you're-the-new-Dylan-let's-get-this-shit-on-the-road goonies, and the smug how-dare-you-disturb-our-Eagles-defined-universe backlashers) circling impatiently around Asbury Park, N.J., ready to pounce on Bruce's next album, he foxes 'em up by simply not doing one.

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