Groupe Rockabilly US formé en 1979 à Downey (Californie) à l'instigation des frères Phil Alvin (né le 6 Mars 1953 à Downey) et Dave Alvin avec John Bazz, Bill Bateman et Gene Taylor. Au début des années 1980, Lee Allen le célèbre saxophoniste sera enrôlée dans la formation, puis se fera remarquer par Joe Doe qui le fera signer sur le label New Wave du californien Slash. Il fera une carrière solo qui ne sera jamais couronné de succès. Le groupe se sépare quelques années plus tard puis se reforme en 1994.
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The all-American roots music band, the Blasters were principally brothers Dave and Phil Alvin whose first-hand experience with blues masters shaped their sound and turned them both into contemporary singer/songwriters whose interest in roots rock has never waned.
The brothers, along with Bill Bateman on drums and John Bazz on bass, grew up in Downey California, in the shadow of Disneyland. Their musical education involved hanging out with musicians like Lee Allen, Marcus Johnson, and T-Bone Walker, all of whom tipped the band to the ways of blues and R&B. Ironically, by the time they were ready to work in Los Angeles clubs, the punk rock explosion was in full swing, and they found an audience for their rough-and-ready sound among the punks, particularly fans of X with whom they frequently shared the bill. American Music (1980) was a collection of roots covers and like-minded originals. Followed by The Blasters (1981, Slash), the band had added veteran pianist Gene Taylor, baritone saxophonist Steve Berlin and mentor Allen on tenor sax. Amazingly, the album reached number 36 on the charts. In 1982, they recorded the live EP, Over There for Slash, followed by 1983's Non-Fiction. Less focused on rockabilly revivalism, Dave Alvin had become the band's chief cook and songwriter. Berlin had since left the fold to join Los Lobos. Hard Line in 1985 was even more polished and featured the work of Ry Cooder and John Mellencamp; the latter's song "Colored Lights" was written and produced by him especially with the band in mind. The band called it a day after that, though several years later Phil Alvin reformed the group as a live act without Dave.
After joining X for a brief spell, Dave launched a career as a prolific solo recording artist; Phil released one solo album before heading back to school to pursue post-graduate work in mathematics. Taylor is also a solo recording artist. In spring 2002 the original Blasters lineup -- the Dave and Phil Alvin, Bazz, Bateman, and Taylor -- reunited for a series of six reunions shows in California. A live album resulted, Trouble Bound, which featured recordings from the group's two performances at House of Blues in Hollywood. Another round of reunion shows produced a second live set, The Blasters Live: Going Home, and a home video of the same show was released concurrently. With the group back in the public eye, in 2005 Phil Alvin's edition of the Blasters - featuring Phil, John Bazz on bass, Keith Wyatt on guitar and Jerry Angel on drums - finally released a long-promised studio album, 4-11-44. Fun on a Saturday Night, this time featuring Phil Alvin, Bazz, Bateman, and Taylor, but with Keith Wyatt on guitar instead of Dave Alvin, appeared from Rip Cat Records seven years later in 2012.

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Talents : Phil Alvin : Vocals, Guitar - Dave Alvin : Guitar - John Bazz : Bass - Bill Bateman : Drums - Gene Taylor : Piano - In 2010 : Phil Alvin : Vocals, Guitar - John Bazz : Bass - Keith Wyatt : Guitar - Jerry Angel : Drums

Style musical : Roots Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, College Rock

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10 20

DISCOGRAPHY

SP & EP

1981 SP Warner Bros. / SLASH WBS 50047 (US)

I'm Shakin' / No Other Girl

1981 SP SLASH WB 17936 (B) (NL)

I'm Shakin' / No Other Girl

1981 SP Disc' AZ AZ 1/898 (F)

I'm Shakin' / Highway 61

1982 SP Warner Bros. / SLASH  7-29975 (US)

So Long Baby Goodbye / Border Radio

1982 SP F-Beat  XX 27 (UK)

So Long Baby Goodbye / American Music

1982 SP Warner Bros. WB 17 953 (GER)

So Long Baby Goodbye / Marie, Marie

1982 SP SLASHDisc' AZ AZ/1 919 (F)

Marie, Marie / American Music

1982 SP Warner Bros. WB 17972 (NL)

Marie Marie / Hollywood Bed

1982 SP 33 t. Quad Teck OT-1982 (US) .

Trend (BLASTERS) / Mighty Fire (Billy BURNETTE)

1983 SP Warner Bros. / SLASH  7-29566 (US) .

Red Rose / Leaving

1983 SP Warner Bros. / SLASH  7-29678 (US)

Barefoot Rock / Bus Station

1983 EP 33 t. Warner Bros. / SLASH PRO-A-2017 (US) (promo) .

Barefoot Rock / Fool's Paradise / Long White Cadillac

1983 SP MCA MCA-52378 (US)

I Can Dream About You (Dan HARTMAN) / Blue Shadows (BLASTERS)

1984 SP 12" 33 t. MCA L33-1210 (US) (promo) .

One Bad Stud (Blasters) / Never Be you (Maria McKee)

1985 SP MCA MCA-52693 (US) .

Nowhere Fast (FIRE INC.) / One Bad Stud (BLASTERS)

1985 SP 12" 33 t. Warner Bros. / SLASH PRO-A-2259 (US) (promo)

Colored Lights / Dark Night

1985 SP Warner Bros. 92 90557 (CAN)

Colored Lights / Help You Dream

1985 SP Big Time BTS-1526 (AUS) .

Colored Lights / Samson & Delilah

2004 SP 12" 33 t. RAUCOUS 145 (UK) Trouble Bound (remix) / Trouble Bound (extended version)
2019 SP Downey DNY-1801/DNY-1802 (US) .

American Music / Marie Marie






Albums

1980 LP 12" Rollin' Rock LP021 (US) AMERICAN MUSIC - American Music / Real Rock Drive / Barefoot Rock / I Don't Want To  / Marie Marie / I Wish You Would / She Ain't Got The Beat / Flat Top Joint / Crazy Baby / Never Nomore Blues / Buzz Buzz Buzz / She's Gone Away  / Barn Burning
1981 LP 12" SLASH SR-109 (US) THE BLASTERS - Marie Marie / No Other Girl / I'm Shakin' / Border Radio / American Music / So Long Baby Goodbye / Hollywood Bed / Never No More Blues / This Is It / Highway 61 / I Love You So / Stop The Clock
1982 LP 12" F-Beat XXLP 15 (UK) THE BLASTERS - Marie Marie / No Other Girl / I'm Shakin' / Border Radio / American Music / So Long Baby Goodbye / Hollywood Bed / Never No More Blues / This Is It / Highway 61 / I Love You So / Stop The Clock
10/1982 LP 12" SLASH 9 237351-1 (US) OVER THERE - LIVE AT THE VENUE, LONDON - High School Confidential / Rock Boppin' Baby / Keep A Knockin' / I Don't Want To / Go! Go! Go! / Roll 'Em Pete
1982 LP 12" ABC Radio Networks ? (US) King Biscuit Flower Hour - A Flock Of Seagulls / The Blasters - A Flock Of Seagulls : Introduction Theme / Modern Love / Messages / Standing In The Doorway / The Fall / Space Age Love Song / Man Made / The Traveler / Telecommunication / I Ran / The Blasters : Down The Line / Border Radio / I'm Shakin' / Marie Marie / American Music / So Long Baby Goodbye
1983 LP 12" SLASH 9 23818-1 (US) NON FICTION - Red Rose / Barefoot Rock / Bus Station / One More Dance / It Must Be Love / Jubilee Train / Long White Cadillac / Fool's Paradise / Boomtown / Leaving / Tag Along
1985 LP 12" Warner Bros. / SLASH 9 W1 25093-1 (US) HARD LINE - Trouble Bound / Just Another Sunday / Hey, Girl / Dark Night / Little Honey / Samson And Delilah / Colored Lights / Help You Dream / Common Man / Rock And Roll Will Stand
1985 LP 12" Warner Bros. 925093-1 (EUR) HARD LINE - Trouble Bound / Just Another Sunday / Hey, Girl / Dark Night / Little Honey / Samson And Delilah / Colored Lights / Help You Dream / Common Man / Rock And Roll Will Stand
1985 LP 12" Big Time BT-7050 (AUS)

HARD LINE - Trouble Bound / Just Another Sunday / Hey, Girl / Dark Night / Little Honey / Samson And Delilah / Colored Lights / Help You Dream / Common Man / Rock And Roll Will Stand

1985 LP 12" Warner Bros. LWB-6429 (MEX) HARD LINE - Trouble Bound / Just Another Sunday / Hey, Girl / Dark Night / Little Honey / Samson And Delilah / Colored Lights / Help You Dream / Common Man / Rock And Roll Will Stand
1985 LP 12" Warner Bros. 83871 (ARG)

Linea Dura - Enredado / Solo Otro Domingo / Hey, Nena / Noche Oscura / Queridita / Sanson Y Dalila / Luces De Color / Te Ayudo A Soñar / Hombre Comun / El Rock And Roll Permanecerá

1985 2 LP 12" Spin NC-003 (US) Spin Radio Concert :
DISC 1 : Crazy Baby / American Music / Interview with Dave Alvin / Long White Cadillac / Interview with Dave Alvin / Red Rose / Rock 'n' Roll Will Stand / Interview with Dave Alvin / Lights Out / Interview with Dave Alvin / Just Another Sunday
DISC 2 : Dark Night / Interview with Dave Alvin / Somebody Done Hoodooed The Hoodoo Man / Interview with Dave Alvin / No Other Girl / Jubilee Train / I'm Shakin' / Interview with Dave Alvin / Marie Marie / Interview with Dave Alvin / So Long Baby Goodbye
1985 2 LP 12" Westwood One IC-85-16 (US) in concert - Elliot Easton / The Blasters :
DISC 1 : Elliot Easton - Tools / New For Me / Shayla / Slider / I Want You / Change / Wearing Down Like A Wheel
DISC 2 : The Blasters :  Rock And Roll Will Stand / Long White Caddy / Common Man / No Other Girl / Shakin' / Colored Lights / Border Radio / Trouble / Stop The Clock / Tag Along / Marie Marie / Red Rose / American Music
1985 LP 12" Sire / Rough Trade WBMS 130 (US) (promo)

The Warner Bros. Music Show - The SMITH : How Soon Is Now? / The Headmaster Ritual / Rusholme Ruffians / I Want The One I Can't Have / What She Said / That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore / Nowhere Fast / Well I Wonder / Barbarism Begins At Home / Meat Is Murder / Shakespeare's Sister / THE BLASTERS : Trouble Bound / Just Another Sunday / Hey, Girl / Dark Night / Little Honey / Samson And Delilah / Colored Lights / Help You Dream / Common Man / Rock And Roll Will Stand

1986 CD SLASH 2-25481 (US) UNSUNG STORIES - PHIL ALVIN - Someone Stole Gabriel's Horn / Next Week Sometime / The Ballad Of Smokey Joe / Death In The Morning / The Old Man Of The Mountain / Daddy Rollin' Stone / Titanic Blues / Brother Can You Spare A Dime / Collins Cave / Gangster's Blues
198? LP 12" Gambler BLAST 1/2 (UK) (picture disc)

The Age In Wich We Live - Border Radio / Trouble Bound / Stop The Clock / Tag Along / Marie Marie / Red Rose / American Music / Rock And Roll Will Stand / Long White Cadillac / Common Man / No Other Girl / I'm Shakin' / Colored Lights

03/1991 CD Warner Bros.SLASH 9 26451-2 (US) THE BLASTERS COLLECTION - Marie Marie / No Other Girl / I'm Shakin' / Border Radio / American Music / So Long Baby Goodbye / Hollywood Bed / Roll 'Em Pete / Red Rose / Long White Cadillac / Boomtown / Common Man / Justine / Trouble Bound / Little Honey / Samson And Delilah / Dark Night / Cry For Me / Kathleen / Help You Dream
10/1994 CD HIGHTONE 8056 (US) COUNTY FAIR - County Fair/ Wreck Your V-8 Ford / The Blue Line / That Thing / Turnin' Blues Into Gold / Starlight / Keep In Touch / What's The Reason (I'm Not Pleasing You?) / She Loves So Good / Callin' Corrine / The Terror / Oh, Doctor / Mr. Satellite Man / Low Down Rhythm / Danny Boy's Mourning Sunset:The Old Rugged Cross/Ankh/Didn't He ... / Didn't He Ramble
09/1997 CD PRIVATE MUSIC 01005821382 (US) AT HOME - Marie Marie / American Music / One Bad Stud / So Long Baby, Good-Bye / 4-11-44 / Slip Of The Tongue / Rebound / Just To Be With You
1997 CD HIGHTONE 8036 (US) AMERICAN MUSIC - American Music / Real Rock Drive / Barefoot Rock / I Don't Want To / Marie Marie / I Wish You Would / She Ain't Got The Beat / Flattop Joint / Crazy Baby / Never No Mo' Blues / Buzz Buzz Buzz / She's Gone Away / Barn Burning / 21 Days In Jail / Love 24 Hours A Day / I Fell In Love / So Glad / Ashamed Of Myself / Lone Wolf
03/2002 2 CD RHINO R2 78345 (US) TESTAMENT - THE COMPLETE SLASH RECORDINGS (1981-1985) :
CD 1 : The BLASTERS : Marie Marie / No Other Girl / I'm Shakin' / Border Radio / American Music / So Long Baby Goodbye / Hollywood Bed / Never No Mo' Blues / This Is It / Highway 61 / I Love You So / Stop The Clock / NON FICTION : Red Rose / Barefoot Rock / Bus Station / One More Dance / It Must Be Love / Jubilee Train / Long White Cadillac / Fool's Paradise / Boomtown / Leaving / Tag Along / NON FICTION - OUTTAKES : Justine (outtake) / Flat Top Joint (previously unissued outtake) / Leave My Money Alone (previously unissued outtake) / Streets Of Fire - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack : One Bad Stud / Blue Shadows
CD 2 : HARD LINE : Trouble Bound / Just Another Sunday / Hey, Girl / Dark Night / Little Honey / Samson And Delilah / Colored Lights / Help You Dream / Common Man / Rock & Roll Will Stand / Hard Line - Outtakes : Can't Stop Time (previously unissued outtake)/ Cry For Me (outtake) / Kathleen (outtake) / Live 1982 : High School Confidential [live, 1982] / What Will Lucy Do ? [live, 1982] / Crazy Baby [live 1982] / Got Love If You Want It [live 1982] / Rock Boppin' Baby [live 1982] / Walkin' With Mr. Lee [live 1982] / Keep A Knockin' [live 1982] / I Don't Want To Go [live 1982] / Go, Go, Go! [live 1982] / Roll 'Em Pete [live 1982] / LIVE 1985 : Take Out Some Insurance [live 1985]
10/2002 CD HIGHTONE HCD 8148 (US) TROUBLE BOUND - Red Rose / Trouble Bound / Long White Cadillac / Cryin' For My Baby / I'm Shakin' / Blue Shadows / Help You Dream / Common Man / Hollywood Bed / Too Tired / I Wish You Would / Sadie's Back In Town / Dark Night / So Long Baby Goodbye / American Music / One Bad Stud / Marie Marie
02/2004 CD Shout! Factory DK 30244 (US) THE BLASTERS LIVE - GOING HOME - Marie Marie / Real Rock Drive / Border Radio / Crazy Baby / Help You Dream / Have Mercy Baby / No Other Girl / Don't You Lie To Me / So Long Baby Goodbye / Red Headed Woman / Wandering Eye / American Music / One Bad Stud / J.B. Lenoir Jam / All Your Love / Flip Flop & Fly
2004 DVD Shout! Factory 69286-01119-9-8 (US) THE BLASTERS LIVE - GOING HOME - BLASTERS : Marie Marie / Real Rock Drive / One Red Rose / Border Radio / Trouble Bound / Crazy Baby / BLASTERS with The CALVANES & The MEDALLIONS - Help You Dream / Have Mercy Baby / BLASTERS : No Other Girl / Don't You Lie To Me / I'm Shaking / So Long Baby Goodbye / BLASTERS with Sonny BURGESS : Red Headed Woman / Sadie's Back In Town / BLASTERS with Billy Boy ARNOLD : Wandering Eye / I Ain't Got You / BLASTERS : American Music / BLASTERS with The CALVANES & The MEDALLIONS - One Bad Stud / BLASTERS : JB Lenoir Jam / All Your Love / Flip Flop & Fly
2004 CD Rainman RM05062 (US) 4-11-44 - Daddy Rollin' Stone / 4-11-44 / Rebound / It's All Your Fault / Julie / Dry River / Your Kind Of Love / Love Is My Business / Slip Of The Tongue / Precious Memories (The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised) / Boneyard (Dick Tracy Theme) / Window Up Above / Just To Be With You / Fire Of Love
10/2004 CD EVANGELINE GEL 4083 (UK) 4-11-44 - Daddy Rollin' Stone / 4-11-44 / Rebound / It's All Your Fault / Julie / Dry River / Your Kind Of Love / Love Is My Business / Slip Of The Tongue / Precious Memories (The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised) / Boneyard (Dick Tracy Theme) / Window Up Above / Just To Be With You / Fire Of Love
2004 LP 10" Raucous RAUCLP 145 (UK)

Trouble Bound - Red Rose / Trouble Bound / Long White Cadillac / I'm Shakin' / Blue Shadows / I Wish You Would / Sadie's Back In Town / So Long Baby Goodbye / American Music / Marie Marie

2005 2 CD EVANGELINE GELD 4079 (UK) THE BLASTERS LIVE - GOING HOME :
CD 1 : BLASTERS : Marie Marie / Real Rock Drive / Border Radio / Crazy Baby / BLASTERS with The CALVANES & The MEDALLIONS : Help You Dream / Have Mercy Baby / BLASTERS : No Other Girl / Don't You Lie To Me / So Long Baby Goodbye / BLASTERS with Sonny BURGESS : Red Headed Woman / BLASTERS with Billy Boy ARNOLD : Wandering Eye / BLASTERS : American Music / BLASTERS with The CALVANES & The MEDALLIONS : One Bad Stud
CD 2 : BLASTERS : Red Rose / Trouble Bound / I'm Shaking / BLASTERS with Sonny BURGESS : Sadie's Back In Town / BLASTERS with Billy Boy ARNOLD : I Ain't Got You / BLASTERS : Flip Flop & Fly / JB Lenoir Jam / All Your Love
2009 CD RETROWORLD FLOATM6023 (UK) 4-11-44 - Daddy Rollin' Stone / 4-11-44 / Rebound / It's All Your Fault / Julie / Dry River / Love Is My Business / Your Kind Of Love / Precious Memories / Just To Be With You / Fire Of Love / Window Up Above / Slip Of The Tongue / Boneyard (Dick Tracy Theme) / Cryin' For My Baby
05/2011 CD ROCKBEAT 3004 (US) LIVE 1986 - Rock And Roll Will Stand / Trouble Bound / Jubilee Train / Mystery Train / Just Another Sunday / I Don't Want To / Somebody Done Hoodooed The Hoodoo Man / Help You Dream / Crazy Baby / I'm Shakin' / Border Radio / Dark Night / Off The Wall / Red Rose / American Music / Long White Cadillac / Marie Marie
02/2012 2 CD DARK PEAK FLOATM 6130 (US) AMERICAN MUSIC / TROUBLE BOUND :
CD 1 : AMERICAN MUSIC : American Music / Real Rock Drive / Barefoot Rock / I Don't Want To / Marie Marie / I Wish You Would / She Ain't Got The Beat / Flattop Joint / Crazy Baby / Never No Mo' Blues / Buzz Buzz Buzz / She's Gone Away / Barn Burning / 21 Days In Jail / Love 24 Hours A Day / I Fell In Love / So Glad / Ashamed Of Myself / Lone Wolf
CD 2 : TROUBLE BOUND : Red Rose / Trouble Bound / Long White Cadillac / Cryin' For My Baby / I'm Shakin' / Blue Shadows / Help You Dream / Common Man / Hollywood Bed / Too Tired / I Wish You Would / Sadie's Back In Town / Dark Night / So Long Baby Goodbye / American Music / One Bad Stud / Marie Marie
07/2012 CD RIP CAT 1108 (US) FUN ON A SATURDAY NIGHT - Well Oh Well / Jackson / Breath Of My Love / Fun On Saturday Night / No More Nights By Myself / Love Me With A Feeling / I Don't Want Cha / Please Please Please / Rock My Blues Away / Penny / The Yodeling Mountaineer / Maria Maria
2013 LP 12" ROCKBEAT ROC-LO-3176 (US) LIVE 1986 - Trouble Bound / Jubilee Train / Mystery Train / Just Another Sunday / I Don't Want To / Crazy Baby / I'm Shakin' / Border Radio / American Music / Long White Cadillac / Marie Marie
09/2019 2 CD Liberation Hall LIB-5000 (US) Dark Night: Live In Philly :
CD 1 : Marie Marie / No Other Girl / I Don't Want To / Just Another Sunday / Never No More Blues / Flat Top Joint / Border Radio / Long White Cadillac / Keep It Clean / Dark Night / Crazy Baby / Somebody Done Hoodooed The Hoodoo Man / Trouble Bound
CD 2 : Help You Dream / Colored Lights / Red Rose / Jubilee Train / Cryin' For My Baby / I'm Shakin' / Blue Shadows / Common Man / Rock And Roll Will Stand / American Music / Too Tired / Keep A Knockin' / Stop The Clock / So Long Baby Goodbye

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