Southside Johnny & The Jukes ‎– Trash It Up (1983)

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes are a Jersey Shore musical group led by Southside Johnny. They have been recording albums since 1976 and are closely associated with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. They have recorded and/or performed several Springsteen songs, including “The Fever” and “Fade Away“. Springsteen has also performed with the band on numerous occasions and in 1991 guested on their Better Days album. During the band’s formative years Miami Steve Van Zandt acted as the band’s co-leader, guitarist, songwriter, arranger and producer while other E Streeters including Clarence Clemons, Max Weinberg, Garry Tallent, Ernest Carter, Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell have all performed, toured and/or recorded with the Jukes. The band’s horn section – The Miami Horns – has also toured and recorded with Springsteen.

Cast under Springsteen’s long shadow, Southside and the Jukes never gained national commercial success and in 1979 they were dropped by their record company.

During the 1980s Southside Johnny’s recording contracts continued to change almost by album, but he continued to release records including Trash It Up (1983), a disco influenced album written by Billy Rush and produced by Nile Rodgers.

Trash It Up (Special Mix)                    5:04

Ms. Park Avenue                               3:27

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