Bruce Springsteen Joins The Polar Bear Club

Watching the beachy video for Bruce Springsteen’s “Girls In Their Summer Clothes” on an 18-degree day might not be the best idea, given that it’s full of young ladies in too-sleeveless-to-wear-right-now frocks running around a Jersey Shore beach, happy to be alive and outdoors in temperatures that are above freezing. If only Anyway, the mid-song salute to that longstanding icon of Northeastern suburbia the 24-hour diner does have a shot of coffee being freshly poured, although at this point in the weather cycle I wouldn’t mind having said coffee flow over all of my appendages that are near-numb thanks to my building’s balky boiler. [YouTube]

  • thieves

    baby, i was born on a train

  • Chris Molanphy

    I guess they’re going for the “Boys of Summer” release strategy (released and peaked in winter 1984-85). Nothing like a wistful summer-related song in the dead of January.

    This really is the very best song on that nice-but-overrated album.