The Jersey Shore is the kind of place where the policeman has a little cottage that might have been in the family for years and many other people call home.
Plus, you know, when I was young, there was a lot of respect for clowning in rock music - look at Little Richard. It was a part of the whole thing, and I always also believed that it released the audience.
When I first started in rock, I had a big guy's audience for my early records. I had a very straight image, particularly through the mid '80s.
Your spoken voice is a part of it - not a big part of it, but it's something. It puts people at ease, and once again kind of reaches out and makes a bridge for what's otherwise difficult music.