Blasters, The

Also known as Blasters
Members of Blasters, The: Bill Bateman, Dave Alvin, David Carroll (3), Gene Taylor (2), James Intveld, Jerry Angel, John Bazz, Lee Allen, Phil Alvin, Smokey Hormel, Steve Berlin
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.theblasters.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blasters

Discography of Blasters, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 I Can Dream About You / Blue Shadows 2 Audio 1984 MCA Records
2 The Blasters 12 Audio 1981
3 I'm Shakin' 2 Audio 1982-04-00 F-Beat
4 The Blasters 12 Audio 1982
5 Barefoot Rock 2 Audio 1983
6 The Blasters 12 Audio 1981 Slash
7 Over There: Live At The Venue, London 6 Audio 1982
8 Barefoot Rock (Stereo) / Barefoot Rock (Mono) 2 Audio 1983
9 Red Rose 2 Audio 1983
10 So Long Baby Goodbye / Marie, Marie 2 Audio 1982 Warner Bros. Records
11 Over There: Live At The Venue, London 6 Audio 1982
12 Non Fiction 11 Audio 1983
13 I'm Shakin' 2 Audio 1981 Slash
14 So Long Baby Goodbye 2 Audio 1982 F-Beat
15 The Blasters Collection 20 Audio 1991
16 Over There: Live At The Venue, London 6 Audio 1983
17 One Bad Stud / Never Be You 2 Audio 1984 MCA Records
18 I'm Shakin' 2 Audio 1981
19 Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings 53 Audio 2002
20 I'm Shakin' 2 Audio 1981 Warner Bros. Records
21 Colored Lights / Help You Dream 2 Audio 1985 WEA Music Of Canada
22 The Blasters 12 Audio 1982
23 Hard Line 10 Audio 1985
24 Non Fiction 11 Audio 1983
25 The Age In Wich We Live 13 Audio
26 The Blasters 12 Audio 1982
27 Trouble Bound (Remix) 2 Audio 1985
28 The Blasters 12 Audio 1982
29 The Blasters 12 Audio 1982
30 Colored Lights / Dark Night 2 Audio 1985
31 I'm Shakin' 2 Audio 1981
32 American Music 19 Audio 1997 Hightone Records
33 Nowhere Fast / One Bad Stud 2 Audio 1985
34 Live - Going Home 16 Audio 2004 Shout! Factory
35 Trouble Bound 10 Audio 2004 Raucous Records
36 Hard Line 10 Audio 1985
37 The Blasters 12 Audio 1982 Warner Bros. Records
38 American Music 13 Audio 1980 Rollin' Rock
39 Over There: Live At The Venue, London 6 Audio 1982-08-03
40 Non Fiction 11 Audio 1983-04-13
41 Colored Lights 4 Audio 1985-04-17 Warner Bros. Records
42 The Blasters Collection 20 Audio 1991 Warner Bros. Records
43 I Can Dream About You / Blue Shadows 2 Audio 1984 MCA Records
44 Live 1986 17 Audio Rockbeat Records
45 4-11-44 14 Audio 2004-10-19 Evangeline
46 Non Fiction 11 Audio 1983 Warner Bros. Records
47 Trouble Bound 17 Audio 2002 Hightone Records
48 Marie Marie 2 Audio 1981
49 Jim Ladd Hosts Innerview 4 Audio Inner View
50 Live - Going Home 21 Audio 2005 Evangeline Records


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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