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The Wallflowers

Glad All Over

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October 2, 2012

"Eyes on the prize/Reboot the mission," goes the first Wallflowers single in seven years. Reboot – not reinvent. Jakob Dylan's group has picked up where it left off: with sharp roots-rock songs full of sturdy hooks, deadpan jokes and pathos that sneaks up on you. The band charges through the boogie blues of "Hospital for Sinners," and brings an antic oompah thump to "It's a Dream." "Reboot the Mission" is a hommage to Sandinista!-era Clash, with guest help from Mick Jones and lyrics that tip a fedora to the Clash's late leader while introducing the Wallflowers' latest lineup: "Welcome Jack, the new drummer/He jammed with the mighty Joe Strummer."

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