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When Phil and Dave Alvin first phoned me saying they had a band doing "Rockabilly"-type material, I thought to myself: "Sure, everybody claims to be doing it these days." But a few days later they stopped over at my house and played me a cassette of some of the stuff they'd been doing. I was astounded! Indeed this was the first L.A. band in a decade (aside from Ray Campi's) that really excited me.

A while later I went to see them play in some bar. Yes, indeed, they were the "REAL THING." The news spread fast: The BLASTERS are IT! Overnight they have become the favorite band of such other Rock 'n' Roll celebrities as Ray Campi, Jimmie Lee Maslon, Johnny Legend, etc. The Blasters' style is highly influenced by Rhythm & Blues, New Orleans, Cajun, Blues, Hillbilly and Rockabilly. They draw their inspiration from the roots of American music, yet their music is totally modern, a breath of fresh air to start off the 1980's!!!

People have often described their style as "Rockabilly," "Rhythm 'n' Blues," or "Rock 'n' Roll," but when one asks Phil Alvin how he would describe it, the answer is disarmingly simple. "AMERICAN MUSIC." Ain't nothing else I can add to that!!! Keep on Rockin; — Rockin' Ronny Weiser, 1980

Dave Alvin about The Blasters

The Blasters owe a lot to a truck driver whose name I've forgotten. Phil, Bill, John and I were working day jobs, rehearsing at night in a factory in Gorden Grove and trying desperately to find any steady gig that paid more than free beer. Our friends, James Harman and Mike Foresta, had recorded a demo tape of us and we'd taken copies to every "cool" nightclub in the Hollywood!

West L.A. area but no one was interested in a roots band, especially one from Downey, California, with no hip credentials. After reading somewhere about "Rockin" Ronny Weiser and his small rockabilly label, Phil called him about the possibility of recording us. He was skeptical until Phil sang and played guitar over the phone. And within an hour Phil and I were sitting in Ronny's living room playing him our tape.

Ronny Weiser

Ronny dug the tape but still wouldn't make a commitment to record us. (After all, we'd only played in biker and country bars on the decidedly untrendy southeast side of LA. County and we knew none of the Hollywood scenesters and tostemakers and they definitely didn't know us). Until this truck driver came by Ronny's to pick up boxes of records to be shipped. "Who's this playin'?" He asked Ronny. "It's us." Phil said. "Is this what these records are?

If it is, I'll buy a copy. My wife and I dig this kind of music. You can't find music like this anymore." We couldn't have asked for more even if we had paid him a million bucks. After he left, Ronny quickly discussed when we'd record our first album and within a few weeks we were in Ronny's garage/studio. James and Mike were with us for moral support. We drank a lot of beer. Phil, the most experienced, led us patiently and sang his heart out. Crystal, Ronny's German Shepherd pup, barked through various takes (listen closely on "Crazy Baby").

Mister truck driver, thanks, man

James let me record with a white Fender Stratocaster that he swore once belonged to Magic Sam. I made mistakes I'll spend the rest of my life trying to forget, but Ronny kept pushing us to quit thinking too much and just keep it rockin'. (and with a rhythm section like John and Bill, that was no problem)

After that first day of recording, we drove back to our side of town punching each other in excitement and jumping up and down in the car seats like little boys. We yelled at strangers in passing cars that we'd made a record and we were gonna be famous. I remember at one point all four of us had our heads out the car windows, laughing, cursing, screaming and howling at the moon.

Wherever you are, Mister truck driver, thanks, man. --
Dave Alvin, July 1997

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Going Home - Live (DVD Audio)
The Blasters: Going Home - Live (DVD Audio) Art-Nr.: DVDA6011199

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DVD Audio - Enregistré en direct le 13 août 2003 au Galaxy Theatre à Santa Ana, CA.,Avec Sonny Burgess, Billy Boy Arnold, The Calvanes et The Medallions !
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4-11-44 (CD)
The Blasters: 4-11-44 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDGEL4083

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(Evangeline') (49:45/14) Neues Album der südkalifornischen Rock'n'Roller und Roots-Rocker in aktueller Besetzung und dominiert von mächtigen Gitarren-Sounds / nouvel album enregistré avec leur formation actuelle, présentant leurs sons...
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Dark Night - Live In Philly (2-CD)
The Blasters: Dark Night - Live In Philly (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDLIB5000

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(Liberation Hall) 27 tracks This incredible live recording of their July 19, 1986 performance at Chestnut Cabaret was mastered with a 1st generation soundboard recording, so the quality is exceptional.
24,95 €
Blasters 4-11-44
The Blasters: Blasters 4-11-44 Art-Nr.: CDFLOAT6023

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Sons axé sur la guitare puissants. PHIL ALVIN - RTM / voc, KEITH WYATT - RTM, JOHN GLOBE - basse, JERRY ANGEL - tambours.
14,95 € 17,95 €
American Music - Trouble Bound (2-CD)
The Blasters: American Music - Trouble Bound (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDFLOAT6130

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Deux albums originaux, les débuts, musique américaine », et le concert de retrouvailles à partir de 2002, des troubles Bound», ré-émis sur un double CD.
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Going Home - Live (Santa Ana,CA 2003)(2-CD)
The Blasters: Going Home - Live (Santa Ana,CA 2003)(2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDGEL4079

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Sensational! This is a powerful and rocking live album presenting one of the best live bands, ever! The Blasters ARE roots/rock! Cool! Compared to the original US-release, this UK-version comes with five bonus cuts, 2-CD set - feat. THE...
19,95 €
Trouble Bound (CD, Cut-Out)
The Blasters: Trouble Bound (CD, Cut-Out) Art-Nr.: CDH8148-C

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(Hightone) 17 titres (67:33), Digipack - The Blasters, presque avec le line-up original. Enregistré en direct à Los Angeles. Un spectacle fascinant, plein d'énergie pure et d'enthousiasme. Comparé à ces'vétérans', la plupart des jeunes...
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American Music (CD)
The Blasters: American Music (CD) Art-Nr.: CDHIGH8086

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(Hightone) 19 titres (46:29) avec livret de 12 pages. Un album Classic, pressé pour le label Rollin Rock en petite quantité et à un prix imposant de 100 $ et plus, est maintenant disponible sous forme de CD remasterisé avec des titres...
17,95 €
Blasters Live 1986
The Blasters: Blasters Live 1986 Art-Nr.: CDRB3004

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(WORLD 2011/FLOATING) 17 titres (57:55) enregistré live au Coach House, San Juan Capistrano 14/02/86. L'enfer d'un concert à la qualité de l'harmonie. Nos garçons de Downey, CA à leur blastin 'meilleur. 100% réel Rock & Roll. Vos voisins...
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Blasters Fun On Saturday Night
The Blasters: Blasters Fun On Saturday Night Art-Nr.: CDRC1108

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Enregistré avec le line-up (Keith Wyatt remplaçant Dave Alvin à la guitare) original. Grand nouvel album studio, rockabilly, blues, folk et country. Originaux et couvertures. - Emballage vert. PHIL ALVIN - voc / GTR / HCA / pno, KEITH...
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Blasters Going Home - Live (US)
The Blasters: Blasters Going Home - Live (US) Art-Nr.: CDSNY30244

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leurs nombreux fans ont toujours été demandent une série de concerts de retrouvailles. En 2003, Dave Alvin a finalement accepté une telle tournée avec ensuite originale line-up. La musique des Blasters est basé sur Rock'n'Roll, Blues et...
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Blasters Non Fiction (1983)
The Blasters: Blasters Non Fiction (1983) Art-Nr.: CDWOU3818

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CD réédition du quatrième album du groupe. Line-up original. DAVE ALVIN - RTM, PHIL ALVIN - voc / GTR / HCA, GENE TAYLOR - pno, LEE ALLEN - dix, STEVE BERLIN - bar, JOHN GLOBE - basse, BILL BATEMAN - batterie.
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Blasters Going Home - Live (Code 1)
The Blasters: Blasters Going Home - Live (Code 1) Art-Nr.: DVDSNY33830

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(2004 'Cri') enregistré live au Théâtre Galaxy à Santa Ana, Californie, Etats-Unis, Ausgust 13, 2003 »- Phantastische DVD, nicht nur die das Konzert in Originalbesetzung zeigt, sondern auch Interviews tolle und Bilder Annähernd privé....
15,95 €
American Music (2-LP) Limited Edition
The Blasters: American Music (2-LP) Limited Edition Art-Nr.: LPHIGH8086

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​(Hightone) 20 tracks - gatefold/Klappcover
24,95 €
Trouble Bound - Live 2002   10'LP
The Blasters: Trouble Bound - Live 2002 10'LP Art-Nr.: RAUCLP145

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Live: Going Home
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(2014 / Floating World) 13 tracks, 12-page booklet telling the Blasters' story and the story of the event. Recorded live on Aug. 12, 2003 at The Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, California, with special guests: Sun recording artist and...
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I'm Shakin' (7inch, 45rpm, PS)
The Blasters: I'm Shakin' (7inch, 45rpm, PS) Art-Nr.: 45SRS110

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(Slash Records) 2-Track Vinyl Single - Premier chantage américain de 1981, toujours sans le titre sur la couverture ! Avec couverture photo, grand trou intérieur et ? 45 rpm. ! les couvertures présentent de légères traces de stockage
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