The '59 Sound

Album: The '59 Sound (2008)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the title track from American indie rock band The Gaslight's second studio album. Prior to the release of the LP, it was released as a 7" vinyl single and a year later it was given a full single release.
  • The line "I hope we don't hear Marley's Chains we forged in life" is a reference to the ghost of Jacob Marley from Dickens' A Christmas Carol. This is one of many quotes and references from novels, films and songs on The '59 Sound. Singer guitarist Brian Fallon explained to Jam! Music: "I look at our music as a soundtrack and I look at the lyrics like a movie script. And I try and write them so that people are watching the images go by in their head as they're hearing the lyrics. And when I reference another song it's because it's playing during a scene in that movie. At least, that's how I see it in my head."
  • The online music store eMusic named The '59 Sound their best album of 2008.
  • The 'sound' of the title refers not only to vintage rock, but also to Fallon's self-built 1959 Fender Bassman amp.

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  • Caitlyn from Royersford, PaThis is the song that got me into The Gaslight Anthem, and I honestly think they're on of the bands bands in the country right now. Totally underrated!
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