America needs a lot to make it great again , but this album definitely is a step in the right direction . I hope The Milwaukees get the opportunity to share it live as much as possible .
Fans of latter-day Springsteen Americana heartland rock , the anthemic edge of U2 , and Bon Jovi stadium pop will enjoy what Asbury Park-based Morningside Lane is calling their debut album , “ These Are Our Years .” That is true for drummer Brian Morelli , lead guitarist Brandon Broderick , and bassist Frankie P ., who only have been in the band since April 2019 . But singer-songwriter-guitarist Marc Del Giudice formed the band in 2009 in Fort Lee , and with different lineups , released four EPs , as well as an LP that was recorded in England . For “ These Are Our Years ,” Morningside Lane ventured to the Springsteen stomping grounds of Asbury , hoping to catch lightning in a beer bottle washed up on the Jersey Shore and to find the magic of Bruce Juice at Lakehouse Recording Studios . While there , they understandably fell in love with the City by the Sea and now call it home . Hopefully , some of that Springsteen and Asbury magic eventually will appear , but it hasn ’ t yet . While I applaud Morningside Lane ’ s passion and earnestness for the “ Jersey Sound ” of Springsteen , Bon Jovi , and Gaslight Anthem , especially since it provided me with a living for 16 of the 40 years I ’ ve covered it , “ These Are Our Years ” is not original or genuine . The bold claim of the album title is represented with a tiny title track less than two minutes long that doesn ’ t have much to say . And throughout , Marc sings more about himself than his generation . Perhaps other Millennials and / or Generation Y will relate to the of-