Get Hurt

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All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/12/2014
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 602537911844
  • Catalog Number: 002118302
  • Sales rank: 25,412

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stay Vicious (3:33)
  2. 2 1,000 Years (3:38)
  3. 3 Get Hurt (3:43)
  4. 4 Stray Paper (2:48)
  5. 5 Helter Skeleton (3:13)
  6. 6 Underneath the Ground (4:05)
  7. 7 Rollin' and Tumblin' (2:50)
  8. 8 Red Violins (3:20)
  9. 9 Selected Poems (2:53)
  10. 10 Ain't That a Shame (3:02)
  11. 11 Break Your Heart (4:20)
  12. 12 Dark Places (3:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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
Mike Crossey Producer
Ken Weinstein Promotions Coordinator
The Gaslight Anthem Composer
Rosemary Carroll Legal Advisor
Robin Schmidt Mastering
Jeff Schwartz Management
Tobbe Lorentz Booking
Kerry Goulding Promotions Coordinator
Alice Lee Management
Mike Spink Engineer
Richard Dawes Promotions Coordinator
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