The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon Performs Songs From “American Slang”

 
 
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Blasting out from New Brunswick, NJ in 2007, The Gaslight Anthem are back with their third album “American Slang.” Lead singer and guitarist Brian Fallon spent some time at the Last.fm Discover studio for a stunning acoustic performance and interview.

 
Boxer Lyrics
Got your pride and your prose
Tucked just like a Tommy gun
Somewhere in the smoke
Just in case you need it
I know you got your pride and your prose
 

It’s all about that “important” third album. I mentioned how I felt “American Slang” was to The Gaslight Anthem, as “War” was to U2, how “Born To Run” was to Bruce Springsteen or how “London Calling” was to The Clash.  And Brian Fallon couldn’t agree more. He made reference to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers breakthrough 1979 classic “Damn The Torpedoes.” After the release of The ’59 Sound, he already tipped the rest of the band off that they needed to make that kind of an album. “You know what’s next guys, right? We gotta come up with Damn The Torpedoes.” Fallon went on to say how English Blues music was his inspiration and influence when making “American Slang.” He praised Peter Green and his work with Fleetwood Mac, and without a doubt, 100%, Derek & The Dominoes was his musical bible for vocals.

Check out the intensity of Brian’s performance below of three songs from the album including “American Slang,” “Boxer,” and “The Diamond Church Street Choir.”

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American Slang Lyrics
Look what you started,
I seem to be coming out of my skin
Look what you've forgotten here
The bandages just don't keep me in
 

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The Diamond Church Street Choir Lyrics
Now the lights go low on the avenue
And the cars pass by in the rain
University boys and the girls fill the bars
While I'm just waiting on the light to change
 

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