Posts tagged as New Jersey

The Songs of Bruce Springsteen, by Liz Arcury

The following are excerpts of reviews of some selected songs of Mr. Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.

“4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (1973) With this album, Mr. Springsteen is exploring a newer, slower – yet explosive – sonic sexuality that America did not know was coming. After collaborating with various music historians who were active at the time of the album’s release, we have concluded that the second track, “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” might be based on the non-fictional, existent location on the northern shore of New Jersey known as Asbury Park.

“Badlands," Darkness on [...]

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Action Park, The World's Most Dangerous Waterpark

"[Action Park] one of the first American waterparks. Many of Action Park's attractions were unique, attracting thrill-seekers from across the New York City metro area. The park's popularity went hand in hand with a reputation for poorly-designed, unsafe rides; inattentive, underaged employees; intoxicated, unprepared visitors; and the consequently poor safety record."

– The Action Park Wikipedia page

This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Action Parkologist Seth Porges drops by to explain what made the park so dangerous, how they stayed open, and the legendary looping waterslide (pictured above). Plus! A bonus tale of Action Park survival from Chris Gethard, who is actually quoted on that Wikipedia [...]