The Blasters

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Formed 1979 in Downey, CA, United States.

Phil Alvin (vocals, harmonica, guitar), John Bazz (bass), Bill Bateman (drums, 1979-93, 2008-present), Dave Alvin (guitar, 1979-86), Lee Allen (saxophone, 1981-94), Gene Taylor (keyboards, 1981-85), Steve Berlin (saxophone, 1981-84), Michael Mann [aka Hollywood Fats] (guitar, 1986), Billy Zoom (guitar, 1986), Greg "Smokey" Hormel (guitar, 1987-93), James Intveld (guitar, 1993-95), Dave Carroll (drums, 1993-94), Jerry Angel (drums, 1996-2008), Keith Wyatt (guitar, 1996-present).

The Blasters' self-described "American Music" was a blend of blues music, rockabilly, early rock and roll, punk rock, mountain music, and rhythm and blues. They still have a devoted fan base and have received largely positive critical reviews, but have earned only limited mainstream success. Critic Mark Deming wrote of them, "the Blasters displayed a wide-ranging musical diversity [and] were a supremely tight and tasteful band with enough fire, smarts, and passion for two or three groups."
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Albums

The Blasters - American Music album art The Blasters American Music (Album) Rollin' Rock US 1980 Sell This Version
The Blasters - The Blasters album art The Blasters The Blasters (Album) Slash Australia 1981 Sell This Version
The Blasters - Over There (Live At The Venue, London) album art The Blasters Over There (Live At The Venue, London) (MiniAlbum, Album) Slash, Warner Bros. Records US 1982 Sell This Version
The Blasters - Non Fiction album art The Blasters Non Fiction (Album) Slash, Warner Bros. Records New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
The Blasters - Hard Line album art The Blasters Hard Line (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Slash US 1985 Sell This Version
NC-003 The Blasters - Spin Radio Concert album art The Blasters Spin Radio Concert(2xLP, S/Edition) Spin Radio NC-003 US 1985 Sell This Version
The Blasters - Trouble Bound album art The Blasters Trouble Bound (Album) Hightone Records Scandinavia 2002 Sell This Version
The Blasters - 4-11-44 album art The Blasters 4-11-44 (Album) Evangeline UK 2004 Sell This Version
The Blasters - Live - Going Home album art The Blasters Live - Going Home (Album) Shout! Factory US 2004 Sell This Version
RIC 1108 The Blasters - Fun On Saturday Night album art The Blasters Fun On Saturday Night(CD, Album) Rip Cat Records RIC 1108 US 2012 Sell This Version
The Blasters - Live 1986 album art The Blasters Live 1986 (Album) Rockbeat Records UK 2011 Sell This Version
XM5 3680 The Blasters - The Blasters album art The Blasters The Blasters(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Slash XM5 3680 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
BLAST - 1, BLAST - 2 The Blasters - The Age In Wich We Live album art Blasters* The Age In Wich We Live(LP, Album, Pic, Promo) Gambler Music Ltd., Gambler Music Ltd. BLAST - 1, BLAST - 2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
Series #32, Show #9 The Blasters - Jim Ladd Hosts Innerview album art The Blasters Jim Ladd Hosts Innerview(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #32, Show #9 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Blasters - I'm Shakin' album art The Blasters I'm Shakin' (Single) Warner Bros. Records, Slash Australia 1981 Sell This Version
The Blasters - So Long Baby Goodbye  album art The Blasters So Long Baby Goodbye (Single) Warner Bros. Records, Slash Canada 1981 Sell This Version
The Blasters - Marie Marie album art The Blasters Marie Marie (Single) Warner Bros. Records Australia 1981 Sell This Version
OT-1982 The Blasters - Mighty Fire / Trend album art Billy Burnette, The Blasters Billy Burnette, The Blasters - Mighty Fire / Trend(7", Single, Promo) Quad Teck OT-1982 US 1982 Sell This Version
The Blasters - Red Rose album art The Blasters Red Rose (Single) Warner Bros. Records, Slash France 1983 Sell This Version
The Blasters - Barefoot Rock album art The Blasters Barefoot Rock Slash, Warner Bros. Records US 1983 Sell This Version
The Blasters - I Can Dream About You / Blue Shadows album art Dan Hartman / The Blasters Dan Hartman / The Blasters - I Can Dream About You / Blue Shadows (Single) MCA Records Guatemala 1984 Sell This Version
L33-1210 The Blasters - One Bad Stud / Never Be You album art The Blasters / Maria McKee The Blasters / Maria McKee - One Bad Stud / Never Be You(12", Promo) MCA Records L33-1210 US 1984 Sell This Version
The Blasters - Colored Lights / Help You Dream album art The Blasters Colored Lights / Help You Dream (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1985 Sell This Version
MCA-52693 The Blasters - Nowhere Fast / One Bad Stud album art Fire Inc. / The Blasters Fire Inc. / The Blasters - Nowhere Fast / One Bad Stud(7", Promo) MCA Records, MCA Records (Canada) MCA-52693 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
PRO-A-2259 The Blasters - Colored Lights / Dark Night album art The Blasters Colored Lights / Dark Night(12", Promo) Slash, Warner Bros. Records PRO-A-2259 US 1985 Sell This Version