In advance of the release of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes‘ 1991 album Better Days  ,  Southside Johnny Lyon visited my Dallas radio show to discuss his tenth (!) album then, as well as the Jukes’ 1976 debut I Don’t Want to Go Home  forty-five years ago  containing the Bruce Springsteen chestnut The Fever; 1977’s This Time It’s for Real ;   the essential 4.5 star Hearts of Stone    in 1978; ; the instant classic “It’s Been a Long Time” featuring Johnny with producer/ songwriter/ running buddies  Steven Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen; and why Southside Johnny knows Bruce to be “the most ruthless Monopoly player ever” ! Southside Johnny is my guest in a rare classic rock interview that covers a lot of territory. – Redbeard

Better days are comin’
We’re gonna wake up and break this curse
Better days are on the way
‘Cause you know and I know
It can’t get no worse” – Steven Van Zandt, “Better Days” 1991