Thursday, March 19, 2009
May I cautiously recommend...The Gaslight Anthem?
...there's another video at the band's website. Someone described them (I paraphrase) as Springsteen if he'd got Hungry Heart recorded by The Ramones. The album (The 59 Sound)I have learned to love, but I had to get beyond the Springsteen references, (music and lyrics) not to mention quotes from actual Boss songs. They do come from New Jersey. Painstaking and wholly admirable choice of guitars, if I may say so. Especially that Les Paul Junior. Or is it a Melody Maker? I'm never sure.
In the end, The Glasight Anthem thing works because it's done with such passion and panache. I know, I said this about The Hold Steady...Anyway. They're supporting Springsteen at Hyde Park and they'll be doing their own gig at T in the Park. See what you think. There's more on YouTube.