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

LP021 American Music — The Blasters The Blasters American Music (Album) Rollin' Rock LP021 US 1980 Sell This Version
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SR-109 The Blasters — The Blasters The Blasters The Blasters (Album) Slash SR-109 US 1981 Sell This Version
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9 23735-4B, 4-23735 Over There (Live At The Venue, London) — The Blasters The Blasters Over There (Live At The Venue, London) (MiniAlbum, Album) Slash, Warner Bros. Records, Slash, Warner Bros. Records 9 23735-4B, 4-23735 US 1982 Sell This Version
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Series #20 Show #6 Innerview With Host Jim Ladd — The Blasters The Blasters Innerview With Host Jim Ladd(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #20 Show #6 US 1982 Sell This Version
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none King Biscuit Flower Hour — The Blasters A Flock Of Seagulls / The Blasters A Flock Of Seagulls / The Blasters - King Biscuit Flower Hour(2xLP, Promo, Transcription) ABC Radio Networks none US 1982 Sell This Version
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238181 Non Fiction — The Blasters The Blasters Non Fiction (Album) Slash, Warner Bros. Records, Slash, Warner Bros. Records 238181 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
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9 W1 25093-1 Hard Line — The Blasters The Blasters Hard Line (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Slash 9 W1 25093-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
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IC-85-16 In Concert — The Blasters Elliot Easton / The Blasters Elliot Easton / The Blasters - In Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One IC-85-16 US 1985 Sell This Version
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WBMS 130 The Warner Bros. Music Show — The Blasters The Smiths / The Blasters The Smiths / The Blasters - The Warner Bros. Music Show(LP, Promo, Transcription) Sire, Rough Trade WBMS 130 US 1985 Sell This Version
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Series #32, Show #9 Innerview — The Blasters The Blasters Innerview(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #32, Show #9 US 1985 Sell This Version
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NC-003 Spin Radio Concert — The Blasters The Blasters Spin Radio Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Spin (8) NC-003 US 1985 Sell This Version
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none The Blasters Bootleg — The Blasters The Blasters The Blasters Bootleg(Cass, Album) Not On Label (Blasters Self-Released) none Canada 1997 Sell This Version
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HCD 8148 Trouble Bound — The Blasters The Blasters Trouble Bound (Album) Hightone Records HCD 8148 Scandinavia 2002 Sell This Version
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GEL 4083 4-11-44 — The Blasters The Blasters 4-11-44 (Album) Evangeline GEL 4083 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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DK 30244 Live - Going Home — The Blasters The Blasters Live - Going Home (Album) Shout! Factory DK 30244 US 2004 Sell This Version
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RIC 1108 Fun On Saturday Night — The Blasters The Blasters Fun On Saturday Night(CD, Album) Rip Cat Records RIC 1108 US 2012 Sell This Version
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FLOATM6110 Live 1986 — The Blasters The Blasters Live 1986 (Album) Rockbeat Records FLOATM6110 UK 2011 Sell This Version
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LIB-5000 Dark Night: Live In Philly — The Blasters The Blasters Dark Night: Live In Philly (Album) RockBeat Records LIB-5000 US 2019 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

WBS 50047 I'm Shakin' — The Blasters The Blasters I'm Shakin' (Single) Warner Bros. Records, Slash WBS 50047 US 1981 Sell This Version
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WB 0686, MX206071 Marie Marie — The Blasters The Blasters Marie Marie (Single) Warner Bros. Records WB 0686, MX206071 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
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PRO 99757 So Long Baby Goodbye  — The Blasters The Blasters So Long Baby Goodbye (Single) Warner Bros. Records, Slash PRO 99757 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
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OT-1982 Mighty Fire / Trend — The Blasters Billy Burnette, The Blasters Billy Burnette, The Blasters - Mighty Fire / Trend(7", Single, Promo) Quad Teck OT-1982 US 1982 Sell This Version
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PRO 267 Red Rose — The Blasters The Blasters Red Rose (Single) Warner Bros. Records, Slash PRO 267 France 1983 Sell This Version
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PRO-A-2017 Barefoot Rock — The Blasters The Blasters Barefoot Rock Slash, Warner Bros. Records PRO-A-2017 US 1983 Sell This Version
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PD 2262 I Can Dream About You / Blue Shadows — The Blasters Dan Hartman / The Blasters Dan Hartman / The Blasters - I Can Dream About You / Blue Shadows (Single) MCA Records PD 2262 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version