Get Hurt [Deluxe Version]

Get Hurt [Deluxe Version]

by The Gaslight Anthem
     
 

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There's always been something a little nostalgic about the earnest, rust belt rock of the Gaslight Anthem, and it wouldn't be unfair to say that the band has been looking to the past with a laser focus on the rugged songwriting of New Jersey's favorite son, Bruce Springsteen. On Get Hurt, the fifth studio album from the Garden

Overview

There's always been something a little nostalgic about the earnest, rust belt rock of the Gaslight Anthem, and it wouldn't be unfair to say that the band has been looking to the past with a laser focus on the rugged songwriting of New Jersey's favorite son, Bruce Springsteen. On Get Hurt, the fifth studio album from the Garden State rockers, the band expand their influences to create what might be their most unique album to date. Exploring the rock sounds of the '70s, the band show off their versatility as they take listeners on a guided tour of the LP bins of the day. Opening with a droning riff culled straight from the annals of classic stoner rock, the first track, "Stay Vicious," makes it clear that something very different is happening here. Given their past work, the last thing anyone would expect from the band is to open up their album with dirty, fuzz-covered guitars, but somehow they make it work. Further in, the searing leads and yearning vocals of "Helter Skeleton" feel like an homage to the starry-eyed power pop of Cheap Trick. No matter what sound they're using for a framework, though, the Gaslight Anthem always find themselves returning to these little moments of quiet honesty, stripping away the swagger to expose the emotional core at the center of their music. Delicate tracks like "Underneath the Ground" reveal that the real essence of the Gaslight Anthem's sound isn't sonic so much as it is emotional. Get Hurt shows that so long as they're passionate about their music, it doesn't matter where the band are getting their inspiration from, because genuinely caring about something is always compelling. [A Deluxe Version added three bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date:
08/12/2014
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0602537911912
catalogNumber:
002118402
Rank:
88606

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Performance Credits

Gaslight Anthem   Primary Artist
Sharon Jones   Background Vocals
Alex Levine   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Benny Horowitz   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Alex Rosamilia   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Brian Fallon   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Natalie Prass   Background Vocals
Ian Perkins   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Kevin French   Booking
Tom Sarig   Management
Ted Young   Engineer
Mike Crossey   Producer
Ken Weinstein   Promotions Coordinator
Gaslight Anthem   Composer,Producer
Rosemary Carroll   Legal Advisor
Jeff Schwartz   Management
Tobbe Lorentz   Booking
Kerry Goulding   Promotions Coordinator
Alice Lee   Management
Mike Spink   Engineer
Richard Dawes   Promotions Coordinator

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