Telegraph Hill Studio, Holmdel, NJ

Telegraph Hill Studio was located in a barn at 7 The Summit, Holmdel, New Jersey, which was Bruce Springsteen's primary residence from the Summer of 1976 to the Fall of 1981. Songwriting and rehearsals for Darkness On the Edge of Town and The River took place there, and footage of the E Street Band practicing was featured in the 2010 documentary The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town. The barn had no high level room acoustics or recording facilities, but it was called 'studio' regardless. The property was located on a cul-de-sac in a private community, but Telegraph Hill Road was the main drag it was named for. Look under the Gallery tab for the pictures!

When not on tour, the E Street Band and others in Bruce's entourage practically lived at the 6,000-square foot 19th-century farmhouse, built in 1850, which had a swimming pool and a 4-car heated garage. The neighbors said they could tell if he was home if his 1960 Corvette was parked in the driveway. Nobody is sure who started calling his home "Boss Acres" or "Thrill Hill", but Springsteen liked the name so much, he called his home studio that ever since. However, when he returned from the River Tour in September 1981, he learned that he had been evicted while away. On September 15, 1981, he moved into a ranch house in Colts Neck, on the shore of the nearby reservoir. He created Thrill Hill Recording Company in 1982.


Springsteen did 0 performances, excl. rehearsals, at this venue.


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