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 The Blasters - American Music album art The Blasters American Music (Album) Rollin' Rock LP021 US 1980 Sell This Version
SR-109 The Blasters - The Blasters album art The Blasters The Blasters (Album) Slash SR-109 US 1981 Sell This Version
9 23735-4B, 4-23735 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 9 23735-4B, 4-23735 US 1982 Sell This Version
August 29, 1982 The Blasters - King Biscuit Flower Hour album art A Flock Of Seagulls / The Blasters A Flock Of Seagulls / The Blasters - King Biscuit Flower Hour(2xLP, Transcription) ABC Radio Networks August 29, 1982 US 1982 Sell This Version
238181 The Blasters - Non Fiction album art The Blasters Non Fiction (Album) Slash, Warner Bros. Records 238181 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
9 W1 25093-1 The Blasters - Hard Line album art The Blasters Hard Line (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Slash 9 W1 25093-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
IC-85-16 The Blasters - In Concert album art Elliot Easton / The Blasters Elliot Easton / The Blasters - In Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One IC-85-16 US 1985 Sell This Version
NC-003 The Blasters - Spin Radio Concert album art The Blasters Spin Radio Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Spin (8) NC-003 US 1985 Sell This Version
none The Blasters - The Blasters Bootleg album art The Blasters The Blasters Bootleg(Cass, Album) Not On Label (Blasters Self-Released) none Canada 1997 Sell This Version
HCD 8148 The Blasters - Trouble Bound album art The Blasters Trouble Bound (Album) Hightone Records HCD 8148 Scandinavia 2002 Sell This Version
GEL 4083 The Blasters - 4-11-44 album art The Blasters 4-11-44 (Album) Evangeline GEL 4083 UK 2004 Sell This Version
DK 30244 The Blasters - Live - Going Home album art The Blasters Live - Going Home (Album) Shout! Factory DK 30244 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
FLOATM6110 The Blasters - Live 1986 album art The Blasters Live 1986 (Album) Rockbeat Records FLOATM6110 UK 2011 Sell This Version
ROC 3428 The Blasters - Dark Night: Live In Philly album art The Blasters Dark Night: Live In Philly(2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE) RockBeat Records ROC 3428 US 2019 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

WBS 50047 The Blasters - I'm Shakin' album art The Blasters I'm Shakin' (Single) Warner Bros. Records, Slash WBS 50047 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
WB 0686, MX206071 The Blasters - Marie Marie album art The Blasters Marie Marie (Single) Warner Bros. Records WB 0686, MX206071 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
PRO 99757 The Blasters - So Long Baby Goodbye  album art The Blasters So Long Baby Goodbye (Single) Warner Bros. Records, Slash PRO 99757 Canada 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
PRO 267 The Blasters - Red Rose album art The Blasters Red Rose (Single) Warner Bros. Records, Slash PRO 267 France 1983 Sell This Version
PRO-A-2017 The Blasters - Barefoot Rock album art The Blasters Barefoot Rock Slash, Warner Bros. Records PRO-A-2017 US 1983 Sell This Version
PD 2262 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 PD 2262 South Africa 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