Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages

Blasters, The

Blasters, The

FREE!

The Blasters: Non-Fiction (Slash)

Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, July 1983

OVER THE past three years, white American music’s been getting a real recharge from several California couples: John Doe and Exene Cervenka of X, Chip ...

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

The Blasters: Down Home with The Blasters

Profile and Interview by Don Snowden, New York Rocker, March 1981

FIRST THINGS first: I love roots music but I'm no great rockabilly fan. The part I like best – the beat – is pure black ...

The Blasters

Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, Flipside, 1982

YOU'RE PROBABLY thinking "Why the Blasters' guitarist Dave Alvin and bassist John Bazz in Flipside?" I, Shredder, am thinking "Why not?". They're just an aspiring ...

The Blasters

Profile by Todd Everett, Trouser Press, April 1982

IT'S AN IRONIC fact of life that until quite recently very few of the so-called (and frequently maligned) "Los Angeles" bands had deep roots in ...

The Blasters: 'Beyond Revivalism' Revival

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Creem, May 1982

We got Louisiana boogie and the Delta bluesWe got country swing and rockabilly tooWe got jazz country western and Chicago bluesIt's the greatest music that ...

Blasters: The Blasters

Review by Ralph Traitor, Sounds, May 1982

PLAY IT on mono and it could be 1956, just play it once and you could find yourself buying a gross of Brylcreem, a shipment ...

The Blasters

Profile and Interview by Mark Leviton, BAM, May 1982

Records can be great, but hearing a great live performance is still, for me, the essence of music. Vinyl is only the documentation of a ...

The Blasters: Blast From The Present

Profile by Van Gosse, Village Voice, The, May 1983

I'VE BEEN reveling in the Blasters ever since their first Slash album in late '81, but for no good reason, or so it seemed to ...

The Blasters Ridin' On The Jubilee Train

Interview by Bill Holdship, Creem, December 1983

PERHAPS TAKING A cue from the Book Of Rock Lists, I once considered compiling a list of the best rock records to listen to when ...

The Blasters: Hardline (Slash/Warner Bros)

Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, January 1985

THE BLASTERS FACE a perennial battle in balancing their allegiance to roots forms of American music with the ever present danger of becoming predictable purists ...

The Blasters: Blaster Charge

Interview by Jack Barron, Sounds, July 1985

All aboard The Blasters' American Express, en route to the heartland of rock 'n' roll '85 style. "That'll do nicely," exclaims an impressed Jack Barron ...

The Blasters: Just An American Band

Interview by Don Waller, Spin, October 1985

The Blasters could play any bar in the U.S.A.: these roots were made for rockin'. ...

The Blasters: Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings

Sleevenotes by Don Snowden, Rhino Records, 2002

CRUNCH THE NUMBERS, run the marketing templates and when you get down to it, it just doesn't compute that the six-year life span of the ...

The Blasters: Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings

Review and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, July 2002

2-CD set featuring The Blasters (1980), Non Fiction ('83), Hard Line ('85) a covers EP and seven unreleased extras. ...

Dave Alvin: Romeo's Escape

Sleevenotes by Terry Staunton, Acadia Records, June 2006

THE TIME: Summer, 1987. The place: Downtown Manhattan hang-out The Kat Klub. It's the height of the annual industry beanfest, the New Music Seminar, and ...

back to LIBRARY

COPYRIGHT NOTICE