"It was the mid-Seventies and I was in high school in Kansas and just figuring myself out, and I didn’t know a thing about the Jersey Shore, or New York City for that matter. But I felt like I had experienced that same American longing, that American Dream and American dissatisfaction. Bruce’s music gave me fuel to move forward. I’d listen to "Born To Run" and just stare at the radio because it had so much meaning for me. There had already been rock and roll in my life. I was a big fan of the Who and Led Zeppelin already, but THIS WAS AN AMERICAN POET WRITING ABOUT MY WORLD IN A WAY I COULD RECOGNIZE AND FEEL.”
"It was the first time I heard young girls singing about emotion and sexuality," recalls Scialfa of her earliest experience listening to girl groups from the Fifties and Sixties. "They expressed the things you were supposed to hide."
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The E Street Band Asbury Park (1974 - ) Best known as Bruce Springsteen’s band, the group has also recorded with a wide range of artists from Bob Dylan to the Grateful Dead. The band members include Clarence Clemons, Steve Van Zandt, Garry Tallent, Danny Federici, Vini Lopez, David Sancious, Max Weinberg, Roy Bittan, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa and Ernest “Boom Boom” Carter.