The Gaslight Anthem - "45"

Way back on “Even Cowgirls Get The Blues,” a song from their breakout album The ’59 Sound, the Gaslight Anthem were namechecking Tom Petty. This is back when they were more or less considered a punk band. And now that they’re just a festival-conquering rock band, it makes sense that the Gaslight Anthem would be sticking with the man’s work. On the B-side of their new single “45,” the band takes on the 1982 Petty hit “You Got Lucky,” doing it with rough precision and giving rock critics a talking point beyond the obvious Springsteen fixation. Shout out to Micheal_ for the tip. Listen to it below.

The Gaslight Anthem’s new album Handwritten is out 7/24 on Mercury.

Comments (6)
  1. The band’s sophomore release is The ’59 Sound, not The ’59 Song. Change it quick before the interweb rises from its slumber.

  2. Now is this available to buy somewhere (that isn’t US iTunes)?

    • If you have a turntable, the 7″ should do the trick. Maybe it even comes with a digital download code like many of them do these days?

  3. Now, I’m sorry, but this is pretty awful. I am a huge fan of both Petty & Gaslight Anthem, but if you’re going to do a cover, give it something new. Lil’ PZAZZ gentlemen! Just sayin’…
    That is all…

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