In style, sound and sentiment, Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon is a throwback.
Although his combo has achieved success far beyond the Garden State in the new millenium, his earnest, heartfelt, straightforward storytelling songs probably would have fit in better in the original punk era of the late ’70s, or the college-rock boom of the 1990s, than they do now.
He’s never hidden his nostalgic streak — and he’s never been shy about waving the flag for the old-school rock values of community, egalitarianism and, most importantly, doing things yourself.
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