Asbury Park, New Jersey: Soulful Head of Bruce SpringsteenA bust pays tribute to singer-songwriter-celebrity-social activist Bruce Springsteen in his old stomping ground. Nearby is an eyeless bust of John F. Kennedy.
- Cookman Ave., Asbury Park, NJ
- In Kennedy Park in downtown Asbury Park. On the south side of Cookman Ave. just west of Grand Ave.
Visitor Tips and News About Soulful Head of Bruce Springsteen
The general impression of Bruce Springsteen is that he would rather have people listen to his music than look at his face. Regardless, Asbury Park has erected a bust of its most famous homeboy in a small downtown park. Titled "Soulful Humanitarian," the bandana-wearing, soul-patched singer was made by local sculptor Stephen Zorochin out of cement with painted-on bronze. To us, Bruce's head looks either angry about social injustice, or dazed to find himself immobilized in Asbury Park.
Bruce fans will no doubt pay their respects, and Zorochin's sculpture is not unwelcome when contrasted with another bust nearby -- of the park's namesake, President Kennedy, with what appears to be lizard scales instead of skin, and no eyes.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 05/14/2011]