A Good Interview with Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem

This Gilles LeBlanc writing in iChill.ca.

Brian Fallon wears his heart on his sleeve, so much so that he put a caricature of it on the cover of The Gaslight Anthem’s new album Get Hurt.The politely tattooed singer’s Jersey-bred band has achieved international recognition foremotionally-charged anthems like “The ’59 Sound” and “Great Expectations”. But after several studio efforts featuring their brand of homegrown heartland punk, it was apparently time for a change.“We had gotten to the point where we started to feel like, OK, we’ve kind of done our thing that we do for the previous four records; we’ve kind of done it to the point where we didn’t have any more ideas in that genre and we kind of said, ‘Well, y’know, there’s two options when you come to this crossroad, and that’s stop making music, or come up with something new.”

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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