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The Blasters


Download links and information about The Blasters by The Blasters. This album was released in 1981 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Rock & Roll, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 30:10 minutes.

Artist: The Blasters
Release date: 1981
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Rock & Roll, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 30:10
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No. Title Length
1. Marie Marie 2:05
2. No Other Girl 2:27
3. I'm Shakin' 2:21
4. Border Radio 2:44
5. American Music 2:07
6. So Long Baby Goodbye 2:19
7. Hollywood Bed 3:30
8. Never No More Blues 2:45
9. This Is It 2:13
10. Highway 61 2:57
11. I Love You So 2:49
12. Stop the Clock 1:53



In a sense, The Blasters were to the '80s what Creedence Clearwater Revival was to the '60s: a reminder of the power of raw, rootsy rock 'n' roll at a time when many artists were venturing far from that musical bedrock. Like CCR, The Blasters happened to have a front line with two California brothers: the shockingly soulful singer Phil Alvin and his younger sibling Dave, who handled guitar and songwriting duties. The Blasters is the band's second release but first on a widely distributed label, and it gave The Blasters an introduction to the wider world. The no-frills production here perfectly suits the band's roll-up-your-flannel-sleeves-and-rock approach, as The Blasters barnstorm their way through rockabilly ("Marie Marie"), New Orleans R&B ("Hollywood Bed"), Chicago blues (Sunnyland Slim's "Highway 61"), and more. Not only do they exert dominion over the handful of covers they tackle—between Dave's sharp-eyed songwriting and the band's bluesy muscle—they make some major contributions of their own to the Americana canon.