The Gaslight Anthem Band • Page 167

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Melody Bot, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. .K.

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    I love Brian’s updated versions of The Blues, Mary and Tin Pan Alley. They are both great enough to have been on Painkillers. I think familiarity is the only reason they were held off (which I do t disagree with).

    I wish all those Painkillers b-sides were released digitally.
     
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  2. Brother Beck

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    I love both of those songs as well. I still don't have a good quality rip of "The Blues, Mary". I would kill for them to get a high quality digital release. I'd pay big bucks.
     
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  3. EntryLevelDave

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    That whole EP is a gem
     
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  4. RobJGolde

    Wrecked 'em? Damn near killed 'em!

    Speaking my motherfucking language
     
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  5. RobJGolde

    Wrecked 'em? Damn near killed 'em!

    That’s an emotional rollercoaster of a back-half, and I’m here for it
     
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  6. Steeeve Perry

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    I'd almost forgotten how brilliant Honey Magnolia is
     
  7. Craig Manning

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    Smh at cutting “Steve McQueen” and “Long Drives.”
     
  8. Steeeve Perry

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    Sugar
    Ladykiller
    Crush
    Blood loss
    Nobody Wins
    Honey Magnolia
    Etta James
    Neptune
    Watson
    See You on the Other Side

    My ultimate 10-song Fallon album (in tracklist order, non TGA)
     
  9. Craig Manning

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    This is super close to mine. I'd swap "Crush" for "Behold the Hurricane" and "See You on the Other Side" for "Open All Night." Might try to find room for "Cherry Blossoms" too. But otherwise.
     
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  10. EntryLevelDave

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    Blood Loss may be the firmest must-have song I have on any Brian Fallon playlist. That song is locked in at #1 for me.
     
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  11. Brother Beck

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    "Steve McQueen" is a good song, I just think "Low Love" is a much, much, much better one. I never came around on the Painkillers version of "Long Drives". The more time went on the more I just went back to the MATZ arrangement of it.
     
  12. ECV

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    Definitely listening to Painkillers today thanks to this thread lol
     
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  13. Craig Manning

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    I like the MATZ version better too, but if we're putting theoretical Butch-produced versions of "Low Love" and "Georgia" on there, I think we can put the Molly "Long Drives" on there. I have a soft spot for "Steve McQueen" after seeing it live on the Painkillers tour. There was a big sing-along during that one that made it sound a lot more epic than it is on the album.
     
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  14. Donnie Ruth

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    MATZ version of Long Drives is so, so good. I don't mind the Painkiller's version, however, I enjoy the MATZ version much more.

    MATZ version of Long Drives (produced by Butch) with Georgia produced by Butch would certainly be top tier level tracks.
     
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  15. Pepetito

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    Hard to say. Just never jived with it since the first time I heard it.
     
  16. Pepetito

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    How does one buy this
     
  17. Craig Manning

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    While we're at it, can we get Butch-produced versions of the Get Hurt b-sides?
     
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  18. Pepetito

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    That wouldn't crack my top 10.
     
  19. EntryLevelDave

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    I had a really weird powerful moment with that song once and it's stuck forever now.
     
  20. eagles1139

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    If Georgia was given a proper big studio recording, it would be a top 5 BF song for me. Not that I think the recording is bad or anything, but that chorus is HUGE and I'd love if it had been a proper song on Painkillers. As it stands it's still one of my favorite BF/Gaslight B-sides.
     
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  21. Donnie Ruth

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    I drove to Vermont to see him a couple years ago and he played Georgia at that show. It sounded great but unfortunately I think I was the only person who knew it. I definitely agree with you, it had a lot of potential.
     
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  22. xmilesross

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    This song still shocks me to this day by how good it is.
     
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  23. Brother Beck

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    I think it's so odd that they didn't record "Georgia" for Painkillers - aside from it just being an awesome song, Butch Walker is a Georgia native! The recording of it on the Georgia EP is okay, but I don't think it quite lives up to the powerful potential the song has.

    I don't know why my brain was perfectly fine making up a bunch of other weird hypotheticals but stopped short of BF & BW doing the MATZ arrangement of "Long Drives" in the studio. Just as songs, I think (the MATZ arrangement of) "Long Drives" is better than "Red Lights".
     
  24. Brother Beck

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    I don't cut "Steve McQueen" cuz it's a bad song - I was trying to work within the 12-song framework and I just like "Low Love" more. It's a great song. I love 11 out of 12 tracks on Painkillers. The only one I don't love is the album version of "Long Drives", and I don't dislike it, it's still a good song. I just wouldn't say I love it. I like it alright. I also love the 3 songs on the Georgia EP and the reworked "The Blues, Mary". I don't care for his cover of "Digging in the Dirt", but out of that entire era, that's 15 songs that I love and one song that I just like. Or I screwed up my math haha. That's pretty awesome.
     
  25. RobJGolde

    Wrecked 'em? Damn near killed 'em!

    “Helter Skeleton” is a pretty solid song to run to.