Gaslight Anthem on the Afghan Whigs
“Tom Waits is someone who has really struck me, ever since I was a kid,” Fallon reveals. “He’s really a big deal for me. It’s always Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Waits for me, the big three. And you know Greg Dulli from the Afghan Whigs? That’s also a big one.”
His favourite record by the Whigs is 1993’s Gentlemen, an emotionally devastating account of love gone wrong.
“When I heard it, I was like 13 or 14 years old—way too young to be hearing stuff like that,” Fallon says. “But I was like, ‘Ohhh, man—this is what’s up. I’m going for it.’ I’m actually working right now on these songs that are totally different from Gaslight. It’s very influenced by the Afghans and the Twilight Singers and all that Greg Dulli stuff.”
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