Take arguably the best rock ‘n’ roll song ever written, The Who’s “Baba O’Riley”, strip out the synthesizers and apply liberal amounts of New Jersey-bred gravelly vocals and you have The Gaslight Anthem’s version of that seminal track. The cover retains the anthemic feeling of the original while giving it a grunge-style overhaul sure to appeal to fans of the original and, well, The Gaslight Anthem.
As part of the ongoing iTunes Session series, this latest installment set to drop tomorrow – October 18th, the New Brunswick-based rockers covered The Who, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Pearl Jam and The Animals as well as reworking the track “Boxer” from their most recent full-length, American Slang. Throw in an unreleased track – “Our Father’s Sons – and the end result is a must-have collection of songs sure to hold fans over until a new album drops in 2012 on the band’s new label, Mercury Records.
Check out the recorded track over at Consequences of Sound, and a video of the live version below:
And read an interview with The Gaslight Anthem and listen to a preview of that unreleased track here.