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09:03 AM on 11/01/12 
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Craig Manning
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Haha Craig I think we could round up one or two more people and found a "Hardcore Springsteen Fans Who Also Like Gaslight Anthem Club." But yeah I dig Handwritten a lot, either second or third favorite record they've put out--probably second. And nothing is ever going to touch The '59 Sound for me, that's just how it is haha.

Haha, yes, you and Thomas would definitely be in that club.
01:22 PM on 11/01/12 
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I don't know, my brother and I are huge, huge Springsteen fans, and both of us love Handwritten more than anything else Gaslight has done. There's a ton of Springsteen in there still ("Here Comes My Man," "National Anthem," etc.), but its more subtle influences than overt references this time around.

I think them not covering Bruce, either on tour, on any of these EPs, or in the bonus tracks to Handwritten says something. Maybe they are trying to move on from that influence: it certainly seemed like it on American Slang. But I think they came back to that kind of sound with this record, which is I guess why I'm confused. Not such a bad thing, but given the choice between seeing them going full Springsteen during their concert encore and suffering through their cover of "Sliver," the choice is an easy one.

Well, I feel like the Springsteen influence will always be there for 'em. Y'know, so long as they continue sounding like an American band from New Jersey. Haha.

I feel like Gaslight are one of those bands who will never sit still in terms of influences, bands they choose to cover, etc. I never really saw them as being the "Sons of Springsteen" the way most do. The influences have always seemed to run deeper and more diverse than that. Granted, it was a big and obvious one but yeah...

The "Sliver" cover isn't bad, it's just unnecessary. It sounds exactly like the original. But, much like the Bon Iver cover? It all probably stems from how much you care about Nirvana in the first place. Haha.
06:25 PM on 11/01/12 
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If I could hear him do any Ryan Adams song it'd probably be "Hard Way To Fall."
09:23 PM on 11/01/12 
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Well, I feel like the Springsteen influence will always be there for 'em. Y'know, so long as they continue sounding like an American band from New Jersey. Haha.

I feel like Gaslight are one of those bands who will never sit still in terms of influences, bands they choose to cover, etc. I never really saw them as being the "Sons of Springsteen" the way most do. The influences have always seemed to run deeper and more diverse than that. Granted, it was a big and obvious one but yeah...

The "Sliver" cover isn't bad, it's just unnecessary. It sounds exactly like the original. But, much like the Bon Iver cover? It all probably stems from how much you care about Nirvana in the first place. Haha.

I mean, yeah, they're more disciples of classic rock in general than just Springsteen descendents.

To be fair, I just think "Sliver" is an awful, awful song in the first place, so that's my beef with them covering it. But you're right, I don't much care for Nirvana and that's my least favorite of all of their songs.
09:40 PM on 11/01/12 
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^on the topic of covers, I think the Sliver cover is preeetttyyy bad. I'm a pretty big Nirvana fan, but I hate that song. As covers go, however, TGA did a great job retaining the sound.

I just realized how much of an oddball song Diamond Church is, compared to the rest of the disco. Still an absolutely amazing jam, though.
11:24 PM on 11/01/12 
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Haha, yes, you and Thomas would definitely be in that club.

I fit the description too. Though, I should say that I am not Down in Jungleland, I am hiding on the backstreets.
11:31 PM on 11/01/12 
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oh my.
02:12 AM on 11/02/12 
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I don't understand why people are complaining about the covers. They are a bonus to fans who 'want more', and a lot of them are really really good.
02:36 PM on 11/02/12 
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The EP songs remind me of Horrible Crowes more than Gaslight Anthem.
04:52 PM on 11/02/12 
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Aight guys. Favorite song off of each release?

Sink or Swim: We Came to Dance
Senor: Blue Jeans & White T-Shirts
59 Sound: Old White Lincoln (or the Backseat, or Great Expectations...)
American Slang: Queen of Lower Chelsea
Handwritten: 45 (or the title track)
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Sink or Swim: 1930
Senor: Blue Jeans & White T-Shirts
59 Sound: Here's Lookin at You, Kid
American Slang: Old Haunts
Handwritten: Howl or National Anthem
09:50 PM on 11/02/12 
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Hmmm. I'm gonna do two per album. Fuck the police.

Sink or Swim: I Coulda Been a Contender
Señor and the Queen: Señor and the Queen
The 59 Sound: Miles Davis & The Cool
American Slang: The Diamond Church Street Choir
Handwritten: Biloxi Parish

Tough call on all of em haha.
01:09 AM on 11/03/12 
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Misery.

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01:48 AM on 11/03/12 
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We honestly can't wait to see them at Not So Silent Night this year.
07:37 PM on 11/03/12 
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Hmmm. I'm gonna do two per album. Fuck the police.

Sink or Swim: I Coulda Been a Contender
Seņor and the Queen: Seņor and the Queen
The 59 Sound: Miles Davis & The Cool
American Slang: The Diamond Church Street Choir
Handwritten: Biloxi Parish

Tough call on all of em haha.

How's things?

Tough, but right now, mine would be...

Sink or Swim: Wooderson
Seņor and the Queen: Seņor And The Queen
The '59 Sound: Casanova, Baby!
American Slang: Orphans
Handwritten: Howl



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