I Don't Want to Go Home

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I Don't Want to Go Home
I Don't Want To Go Home album cover.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedThe Record Plant, New York City
ProducerSteven Van Zandt
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes chronology
I Don't Want to Go Home
This Time It's for Real
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

I Don't Want to Go Home was the first album by seminal New Jersey rock/R&B band Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. The work helped establish the basis of the Jersey Shore sound.

The album features a number of guest artists and duets, a tradition that continued in their next album, This Time It's for Real. The track "How Come You Treat Me So Bad" features a duet with Lee Dorsey, while "Broke Down Piece of Man" features a duet with Steven Van Zandt, "It Ain't the Meat (It's the Motion) features a duet with Kenny 'Popeye' Pentifallo, and finally "You Mean So Much To Me" features a duet with Ronnie Spector.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Don't Want to Go Home" (Steven Van Zandt) - 3:42
  2. "Got to Get You Off My Mind" (Solomon Burke, J.B. Moore) - 3:13
  3. "How Come You Treat Me So Bad" (Steven Van Zandt) - 3:23
  4. "The Fever" (Bruce Springsteen) - 5:06
  5. "Broke Down Piece of Man" (Steve Cropper, Joe Shamwell) - 3:28
  6. "Sweeter Than Honey" (Steven Van Zandt) - 3:33
  7. "Fanny Mae" (Waymon Glasco, Morris Levy, Clarence L. Lewis) - 3:22
  8. "It Ain't the Meat (It's the Motion)" (Henry Glover) - 2:46
  9. "I Choose to Sing the Blues" (Ray Charles, Billie Holiday) - 2:45
  10. "You Mean So Much to Me" (Bruce Springsteen) - 3:44



  • Southside Johnny – lead vocals, harmonica
  • Kenny 'Popeye' Pentifallo – drums, vocals (duet "It Ain't the Meat")
  • Kevin Kavanaugh – keyboards, vocals
  • Billy Rush – guitar
  • Alan Berger – bass
  • Carlo Novi - tenor saxophone
  • Steven Van Zandt – guitar, vocals (duet "Broke Down Piece of Man")
  • Clarence Clemons (credited as Selmon T. Sachs) - bass vocals ("The Fever")
  • Lee Dorsey - duet vocals ("How Come You Treat Me So Bad")
  • Ronnie Spector - duet vocals ("You Mean So Much To Me")
  • The Miami Horns:
    • Rick Gazda – trumpet (mute solo "It Ain't the Meat")
    • Deacon Earl Gardner - trumpet, witness
    • Bob Malach - tenor saxophone
    • Louie 'The Lover' Parenti – trombone
    • Bill Zacagni - baritone saxophone
  • Strings:
    • Charles Parker - violin
    • Robert Zelnick - violin
    • Naomi Anner - violin
    • Cathy Tait - violin
    • Nardo Poy - viola
    • Ken Dreyfus - viola
  • Revelation (background vocals on "The Fever"):


  • Steven Van Zandt - producer
  • Jimmy Iovine - engineer
  • Dave Thoener - assistant engineer
  • Mitchel Funk - photography
  • Paula Scher - designer
  • Bud Copeland - stylist