Eight Essential Career Tracks from Brian Fallon

Featuring tunes from The Gaslight Anthem, the Horrible Crowes, and his solo output.

[caption id="attachment_202996" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Photo by Drew Gurian[/caption] “I’da Called You Woody, Joe” (2007) This fast-paced love letter to Clash frontman Joe Strummer was a burst of roots-punk energy on Gaslight’s thrillingly raw debut album Sink Or Swim. By nodding to Dylan’s “Song To Woody,” the band made their full range of musical allegiances — from 60’s folk to 90’s hardcore — clear from the get-go. “Blue Jeans And White T-Shirts” (2008) “It was the first time I wrote something that connected in a way that was beyond my band, or me,” Fallon says of his 2008 devotional to the Jersey seashore that serves as his modern day “4th Of July (Asbury Park).” These days, “Blue Jeans” is just about the only Gaslight Anthem song Fallon still plays during his solo sets, a recognition, says the songwriter, that the song no longer belongs to him, or his band, but rather, to his longtime fans. “This is a song for our people, the one I’m not going to take any credit for.” “The ‘59 Sound” (2008) The bleeding-heart title track to Gaslight’s breakthrough record would immediately became the band’s signature song, despite it’s devastating subject matter and arcane Charles Dickens references.…

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