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  • Mark 7:00 pm on January 10, 2016 Permalink
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    songs from Brian Fallon’s new solo album 

     
  • Mark 9:08 pm on December 5, 2015 Permalink
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    the early music of brian fallon 

    For some reason I’ve come back from Prague with a desire to listen to this stuff on endless repeat. The earliest band, Cincinnati Rail Tie:

    This Charming Man:

    Random Stuff:

     
  • Mark 3:10 pm on November 28, 2015 Permalink
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    new songs from brian fallon’s impending solo album 

    Two new songs that are apparently from Brian Fallon’s impending solo album. I’m not that keen on the first but I can’t get the second out of my head. I still wish Gaslight Anthem hadn’t split up but it’s been a long time since I’ve looked forward to an album release this much.

     
  • Mark 9:50 pm on November 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    The Blues, Mary 

    I learned how to hammer in the burning August sun
    I learned how to lie and cheat, how to steel and just how to run
    I fell asleep most nights with somebody else’s blood on my tongue,
    Your tongue
    You learned just how to run

    But it’s just the blues, Mary the blues
    Swirling around my head like your dreams in Dorothy’s shoes
    I’m somewhere over the rainbow for you

    You learned how to cry in them lonesome September nights
    I learned to get by with the dogs and the dirt and the charm of the street
    I fell asleep most nights with your pictures right behind my eyes,
    Your eyes
    The killer and the victim arrive, right at the same time

    But it’s just the blues, Mary the blues
    Swirling around my head like your dreams in Dorothy’s shoes
    I’m somewhere over the rainbow for you
    And it’s just the blues, Mary the blues
    Swirling around my head like your dreams in Dorothy’s shoes
    I’m somewhere over the rainbow for you

    The cause for smile, is bright like the ramparts on the 4th of July
    And my baby swings like a boxer, and sends her right hooks onto my chin
    She cries like a baby (cries like a baby)
    And she wears me just like a ring
    Cries like a baby (cries like a baby)
    And she wears me just like a ring

    Learned how to swagger
    I Learned how to hold you while your body burned
    I Learned how compromise while this whirlwind hurricane turned
    We fell asleep most nights with each other’s blood on our tongues,
    My love
    Did you ever just have enough

    But it’s just the blues, Mary the blues
    Swirling around my head like your dreams in Dorothy’s shoes
    I’m somewhere over the rainbow for you
    And it’s just the blues, Mary the blues
    Swirling around my head like your dreams in Dorothy’s shoes
    I’m somewhere over the rainbow for you
    And it’s just the blues, Mary the blues
    Swirling around my head like your dreams in Dorothy’s shoes
    I’m somewhere over the rainbow for you

     
  • Mark 11:39 pm on January 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    it’s just so easy, it’s hard…. 

     
  • Mark 10:05 pm on September 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Brian Fallon and Bruce Springsteen – a love affair in three parts 

    A few days after Bruce Springsteen appeared with Gaslight Anthem at Glastonbury, he invited Brian Fallon on stage with him at Hyde Park Calling. It’s hard to watch this video and not get the impression that the minute following 1:23 was probably the happiest moment of Brian’s life (though he does look like he’s about to burst into tears at the end of it).

    And he does the second verse of No Surrender very well:

    Well, now young faces grow sad and old
    And hearts of fire grow cold
    We swore blood brothers against the wind
    Now I’m ready to grow young again
    And hear your sister’s voice calling us home
    Across the open yards
    Well maybe we’ll cut someplace of own
    With these drums and these guitars

    Afterwards the press picks up on the Bruce Springsteen comparison in a big way and suddenly Brian Fallon is the ‘new Springsteen’. Suddenly their popularity sky rockets and a narrative begins to form about the band which clearly starts to grate. By this summer he was starting to get rather pissy about it:

    Screen shot 2013-09-19 at 22.52.45

    And then I stumbled across the video of this festival show over the summer where he seems to have not only got over his frustration at being compared to Springsteen but has diligently reproduced an outfit I’ve seen countless pictures of Springsteen wearing:

     
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