June 29, 2009

If you’ve ever wondered what pure, unfettered joy looks like….

…it’s the look on Brian Fallon‘s face this weekend as he sings his song of youth and music into a microphone with Bruce Springsteen.

The ’59 Sound, live at Glastonbury (June 27, 2009) – The Gaslight Anthem with Bruce Springsteen

The ’59 Sound (with Bruce Springsteen) – Gaslight Anthem

(And yeah, hey my right side feels warmer just by association)


  • goosebump-worthy..maybe not sponge-worthy, but pretty great regardless.

    Kelly — June 30, 2009 @ 3:46 am

  • My friend was at Hyde Park Calling in Monday, where the same thing happened… so jealous!

    Heather, your mission should you choose to accept it is to track down the Joe Strummer cover Bruce opened his set with that night. My attempts have been fruitless so far and you’re usually better than me at such things! xx

    last year's girl — June 30, 2009 @ 4:25 am

  • Here’s the original Joe Strummer tune – Coma Girl – it’s with the Mescaleros


    K Cortez — June 30, 2009 @ 6:32 am

  • WOW!! That brought me joy – thanks for sharing!

    aims — June 30, 2009 @ 9:10 am

  • That says it all doesn’t it?

    Alan — June 30, 2009 @ 12:15 pm

  • This is why Bruce is the Boss. Most artists are so set in their ways that they shun the new artists. Bruce gets out there plays rhythm guitar for a solid up & coming band & turns a performance into the stuff of legend. Brilliant. Heather, you’re amazing. I will never tire of the music you bring into my life & I’m better for having read this blog. Shit you’re one of the reasons I decided to start my own. Thanks again!

    Matty D — June 30, 2009 @ 6:42 pm

  • Had i been there, that would have been the greatest moment of my life. I cant find video of brian fallon playing no surrender with bruce, does anyone know where i could find that?

    Tim — June 30, 2009 @ 8:08 pm

  • The cool thing is that, according to The Gaslight Anthem website, Bruce ASKED THEM if he could join them on stage.

    Jeff C — July 1, 2009 @ 11:42 am

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  • Heather, I was at Glastonbury last weekend, and saw Hockey followed by The Gaslight Anthem in a small tent, followed by Passion Pit after them. Hockey were fantastic. When Bruce came on for the 59 sound the crowd went crazy and the tent which was already 3/4 full was overflowing. I love how Bruce kept singing the wrong lyrics in the second half of the chorus but it was all so cool it didn’t matter. Springsteen that night was also fantastic, but Neil Young was amazing. You should defintely try and get to Glastonbury next year if you can. It’s the 40th anniversairy of the greatest festival in the world and you would be in heaven.

    Stuart M — July 2, 2009 @ 12:26 pm

  • What a thrill! Bruce has always seemed like a class act – like the famous Copenhagen street performance when he was walking by, heard a busker playing and joined in for a mini-set:

    Also check out his support of his dying friend, Warren Zevon, coming in to sing harmony and play on “Disorder In The House” from Warren’s final album, The Wind:

    VH-1 did a fantastic, moving documentary with Warren as he hurried to complete The Wind, following his diagnosis.

    jimbo — July 3, 2009 @ 11:31 am

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    Coffee And TV: » Born To Sing Along — July 27, 2009 @ 4:29 am

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul0XCTeJx_o&feature=related#
    i think this is even better version :)

    babl0 — June 8, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

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Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
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