What’s on your high-school backpack?
Remember high school? Remember being some awkward little squish walking around the halls with a pin on your backpack of that one band that meant the fucking world to you? It was probably some lame Linkin Park pin, and it’s too bad it wasn’t a Gaslight Anthem pin. If it was, things might have worked out better, no? Some people say the Gaslight Anthem sounds like Bruce Springsteen if he was the singer for the Cure, but this is giving way too much credit to those two artists. (Yes, I hear the letters coming.) And sure, there are heartfelt lyrics about love, death and growing up, but the music and the attitude could only have come from years of sweaty basement shows in the shittiest, coldest, dirtiest part of New Jersey.