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PostSubject: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:55 pm

When bands sign to a major label, they sometimes re-record one of their older songs. For example, when Bad Religion signed to Atlantic they re-recorded 21st Century Digital Boy and when Green Day signed to Reprise they re-recorded Welcome to Paradise.

I suspect that bands do this because they think the older song could have been a big hit if only it had greater exposure. Once they're on a major label, the song can get a second chance.

For multiple reasons, I think it's safe to say that Gaslight would never do this. Nevertheless, I thought it would be fun to discuss which of their songs would make the most sense to get this treatment on their Mercury debut.

I think songs they're already know for by non-fans would be out of the running (e.g., 59 Sound, Great Expectations, American Slang). My vote would be for Blue Jeans and White T-Shirts. I think it has the potential to be a huge hit.

Discuss.

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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:58 pm

wherefore art though elvis would be a hit
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:00 pm

ahh yes i think about this a lot , 1930 could be amazing!
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:09 pm

I agree 1930 would be the one for me
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:14 pm

Christophe wrote:
I agree 1930 would be the one for me

That actually makes sense because, as we all know, it was originally a This Charming Man song that Gaslight re-recorded because the song had so much potential.
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:38 pm

I would like I coulda been a contender for a re-recorded song
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:54 pm

I think either 1930 or Blue Jeans would be a good choice. Those are both such strong songs and we all seem to love them!I love you Backseats might also work because I think it's just a great song with a classic rock vibe that could get them a lot of fans if it ever got any airplay.
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:23 pm

I don't really know, because as a whole I'm pretty happy with the way everything sounds.
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:24 pm

I don't think any of their current songs would have the potential to be huge hits, save for maybe Old white Lincoln for its catchy and easily remembered melodies and The Backseat for its bounce up and down chorus, but even with those songs I think it's doubtful.

We love their songs to death, it doesn't mean everyone else might.
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:35 pm

Harbortown wrote:


We love their songs to death, it doesn't mean everyone else might.

The Dimestore Saints just have better taste in music than the general public. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:02 am

Or worse. We'll never know, will we?
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:30 am

They shouldn't fiddle with their old songs in the studio.
SoS and SatQ songs stand on their own
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:53 am

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They shouldn't fiddle with their old songs in the studio.
SoS and SatQ songs stand on their own

Totally agree. The songs would only be half as good if they didn't have that rawness to them.
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:29 pm

I'm gonna go for We're getting a divorce. Not mad keen on the intro at the very start and think the song could be cleared up a lot. As one of my least favourites on SoS I guess Id kinda like that song to be made more appealing to me. As for 1930 Id say they already re-recorded it from the This Charming Man days and I enjoy it as it is ya know so that would be unlikely. It would also be unlikely they would re-record an American Slang track imo as it was only released just over a year ago so if it were to happen I think we'd looking at SatQ or SoS. Anyway its all speculation I suppose
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:01 pm

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Anyway its all speculation I suppose

I think it falls even below the level of speculation (since the whole concept of TGA doing this is so unlikely). Just more of a fun "what if" discussion that I thought of.
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:43 pm

I think We Came To Dance could become TGA's Welcome To Paradise...
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:34 pm

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jerseyrain wrote:
Anyway its all speculation I suppose

I think it falls even below the level of speculation (since the whole concept of TGA doing this is so unlikely). Just more of a fun "what if" discussion that I thought of.

You're right, it is a fun little discussion Smile
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:32 pm

BuddyHolly wrote:
I think We Came To Dance could become TGA's Welcome To Paradise...

I agree...We Came to Dance has been a constant staple of the live show and has developed quite a bit over the past few years.
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:08 am

I'd have to say Wooderson, hands down.

Absolutely my favourite song they've ever put out, and thats hard to say
(Cause all of Gaslights songs are gems).

I don't want to see it re released for it to have more exposure, just because i'd love to see if TGA could add a touch of the 59' sound and American Slang tone to it Smile

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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:54 pm

I'da Called You Woody, Joe would be my pick.
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:36 pm

Anyone else think We Came to Dance would be quite the hit?

If I got it my way Fallon would re-record Cincinnati Rail Tie stuff, I reckon Look on the bright side would be a huge hit.
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:39 am

I don't think We came to dance would be a hit at all and I can't see why you guys think it would be.

I love a lot of Gaslight songs but I don't think most of them would make hits.
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:19 am

Harbortown wrote:
I don't think We came to dance would be a hit at all and I can't see why you guys think it would be.

I love a lot of Gaslight songs but I don't think most of them would make hits.

Where is your faith in TGA, Harbortown? I think with the right exposure, lots of their previous songs could be hits, including We Came to Dance. It's a great song!
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:35 am

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Harbortown wrote:
I don't think We came to dance would be a hit at all and I can't see why you guys think it would be.

I love a lot of Gaslight songs but I don't think most of them would make hits.

Where is your faith in TGA, Harbortown? I think with the right exposure, lots of their previous songs could be hits, including We Came to Dance. It's a great song!

I agree with Harbortown. I don't think really any of the songs on Sink Or Swim, especially We Came To Dance, would be hits. Don't get me wrong, I love them, and Sink Or Swim is a great album but I just can't see them becoming a hit. I could see Casanova, Baby, or Here's Looking At You, Kid getting somewhere, but I doubt they'll re-record either of those any time soon.
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PostSubject: Re: If Gaslight Were to Re-record one of their Old Songs for their new Album?   Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:38 am

yeah...it took my long enough to adjust to hearing Gaslight on a USPS commercial! haha. i love everything from SOS so much, i can't even imagine it rerecorded pandering to a certain audience.
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