Around Red Bank

There’s a sculpture of Bruce Springsteen in Jacks Music front window, a few weeks ago the artist who sculptured it asked if he could display it. Since there was a live Springsteen DVD being released one of the managers said it would be ok. Now I’m hardly qualified to comment on the actual sculpture but it’s the presentation that gets me. The head is on a piece of rebar jammed into a block of wood, with the words “The Boss” scrawled in red paint. It looks a little creepy like something from Lord of the Flies.

the sculpture

lord of the flies

  1. bruce. that poor basard.. he must secretly hate his fans. he must cringe each time there is some new tribute to him….the horror…the horror.

    • fishbreath
    • July 28th, 2010

    eee-gads you’re right! Kind of like that crazy bust of Roy Orbison featured in the old late-night rock collection commercials from the ’80s.

    • chris
    • July 28th, 2010

    i dunno, i kinda like the idea of a bosses head on a pike. not that springsteen was ever my boss or anything, any boss would do.

  2. i’ve been working on a paper mache’ head of teh real boss, or king boss if you will, mickey dolenz. ya never know when another monkees re-issue will appear. I’ll bring it by the shop later in teh week. it should be done soon… i’m going to mount on mike nesmith’s hat and wrap it in actual peter tork. i couldn’t find a way to incorperate davey into the peice…. suggestions?

    • fishbreath
    • July 30th, 2010

    that sounds brilliant, maybe you could have davey waving from inside his ear or hanging from his nostril, as long as he’s really small (the running joke was always the “davey is short” thing).

    • eyeeatmusic
    • August 1st, 2010

    thanks fish breath, i like the ear thing. kinda subtle and yeah davey was always a small smug little fucker…

    • DownOnMyLuck
    • August 3rd, 2010

    HEY GIVE THAT GUY A BREAK HE ONLY SEEN BRUCE FROM THE CHIN UP HOW’S HE S’POSED TO KNOW WHAT HIS NECK LOOKS LIKE HEY HAVEN’T YOU HEARD OF ARTISTIC LISCENCE HEY WANNA BUY SOME RECORDS?

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