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The Gaslight Anthem

The Gaslight Anthem are an incredible band, I explain how I found them in The Story of Rock and Roll but if you haven’t checked them out they are one of the best bands I have heard in the last 20 years.  Sadly they seem to be on a hiatus at the moment or maybe even broken up but there are 5 incredible albums to fall back on.  This is way out in terms of chronology but it fits with where it is discussed in The Story of Rock and Roll

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The Gaslight Anthem should be huge and I guess it is just a tragedy of the times.  If they had come out 20 years ago I think they would have been massive.  Take a listen to ‘Here’s Looking at You Kid’ and just soak in all that emotion.  Brian Fallon has a golden voice and he has that Springsteen like ability with his words that just seem to hit home, these are not tales of parties and chicks, these are deeply moving lyrics about life and Middle America.  Brian’s side-line band The Horrible Crows is also out of this world. 

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James Daubeney
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