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The Blasters - American Music (1980)

The Blasters - American Music (1980)

Tracklist front / back album covers

Side 1

"American Music" – 2:08

"Real Rock Drive" (Bill Haley) – 2:03

"Barefoot Rock" (Joseph Scott, Bud Harper) – 2:19

"I Don't Want To" – 1:56

"Marie Marie" – 2:02

"I Wish You Would" (Billy Boy Arnold) - 2:41

"She Ain't Got the Beat" (Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin) - 1:30

Side 2

"Flattop Joint" - 2:27

"Crazy Baby" (Ron Volz, Ron Wemsman) - 2:26

"Never No Mo' Blues" (Elsie McWilliams, Jimmie Rodgers) - 2:46

"Buzz Buzz Buzz" (Robert Byrd, John Gray) - 2:06

"She's Gone Away" (Phil Alvin) - 2:25

"Barn Burning" - 3:36

CD bonus tracks, 1997

"21 Days in Jail" (Willie Dixon, L.P. Weaver) - 2:12

"Love 24 Hours a Day" (Ted Jarrett) - 3:10

"I Fell in Love" (Unknown) - 1:57

"So Glad" (Howlin' Wolf) - 2:19

"Ashamed of Myself" (Rose Marie McCoy, Charlie Singleton) - 2:24

"Lone Wolf" (R. Harris) - 3:19


The Blasters Band Members / Musicians

Phil Alvin - vocals, guitar, harmonica

Dave Alvin - lead guitar

John Bazz - bass

Bill Bateman - drums

American Music is the debut album by American rock and roll band The Blasters, released in 1980.

The song "Marie Marie" became a breakthrough hit for Shakin' Stevens in 1980 (from This Ole House). Matchbox recorded the song for their 1980 album Midnite Dynamos. In 1997, the album was released on CD by Hightone Records.

The tracks "Marie Marie" and "American Music" were rerecorded for The Blasters' second and wider-distributed eponymous album.

The Blasters are an American rock and roll band formed in 1979 in Downey, California, by brothers Phil Alvin (vocals and guitar) and Dave Alvin (guitar), with bass guitarist John Bazz and drummer Bill Bateman. Their self-described "American Music" is a blend of rockabilly, early rock and roll, punk rock, mountain music, and rhythm and blues and country.

The Blasters Discography Full

Studio albums

American Music (1980)

The Blasters (1981)

Non Fiction (1983)

Hard Line (1985)

4-11-44 (2005)

Fun on Saturday Night (2012)

Live recordings

Over There: Live at The Venue, London (EP) (1982)

Trouble Bound (2002)

Going Home (2004)

Live 1986 (2011)


The Blasters Collection (1xCD Best Of) (1991)

Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings (2xCD Anthology) (2002)

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