Dispatch Dig Into 'Get Ready Boy' Live – Song Premiere

Tune comes from new live set 'Ain't No Trip to Cleveland Vol. 1'

Courtesy Dispatch
April 22, 2013 9:00 AM ET

Dispatch's expanded live sets and jammed out shows have helped define the Boston roots-rockers, and the band captured that energy for a new live double album. Ain't No Trip to Cleveland Vol. 1 will be out June 4th, and here, Dispatch dig into "Get Ready Boy" from their latest album, Circles Around the Sun – their first full length in over a decade.

Album Premiere: Dispatch Re-energize for 'Circles Around the Sun'

"'Get Ready Boy' is a punk-ish upbeat tune where we're celebrating the seasons of life and death through the perspective of leaves that have been growing up and waiting their whole life for their grandest moment, the big fall 'back to the ground we came from!'" multi-instrumentalist Brad Corrigan tells Rolling Stone. "This was such a fun song to write and record together because we started to hear the Proclaimers' styled harmonies in it a bit, and a bit of Green Day energy too."

"The studio version kicks some ass," he continues, "but nothing tops playing it live and getting the crowds clapping, stomping and in a banjo frenzy." Dispatch will kick off North American tour on May 29th at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. For more details on the tour, visit the band's website; for more information on Ain't No Trip to Cleveland Vol. 1, visit the Dispatch store.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

New and Hot Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Hungry Like the Wolf”

Duran Duran | 1982

This indulgent New Romantic group generated their first U.S. hit with the help of what was at the time new technology. "Simon [Le Bon] and I, I think, had been out the night before and had this terrible hangover," said keyboardist Nick Rhodes. "For some reason we were feeling guilty about it and decided to go and do some work." Rhodes started playing with his Jupiter-8 synth, and then "Simon had an idea for a lyric, and by lunchtime when everyone else turned up, we pretty much had the song." The Simmons drumbeat was equally important to the sound of "Hungry Like the Wolf," as Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor stated it "kind of defined the drum sound for the Eighties."

More Song Stories entries »