RELEASE
1980
LABEL
Shout! Records
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Roots Rock, Punk/New Wave, Rock & Roll, New Wave, College Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Album Review

Right from the beginning, with Dave Alvin's title song, the Blasters made their statement, that basic rock & roll was as contemporary in 1980 as it had been in the mid-'50s. The other 12 tracks, which mixed Dave and Phil Alvin originals with covers like "I Wish You Would" and "Never No More Blues," reiterated the opening remark, re-creating the feel of a biker bar after a couple of tall ones. Actually, the Blasters didn't have much to say beyond this record, of which only a couple of thousand copies were pressed, but they went on to a few years with Warner Bros. [In the late '90s, the debut was released on CD with six bonus tracks, all covers, and that statement seemed just as valid as it had at first.]
William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. American Musichttp://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
  2. Real Rock Drivehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
  3. Barefoot Rockhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
  4. I Don't Want Tohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
  5. Marie Mariehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
  6. I Wish You Wouldhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
  7. She Ain't Got the Beathttp://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
  8. Flattop Jointhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
  9. Crazy Babyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
  10. Never No Mo' Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
  11. Buzz Buzz Buzzhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
  12. She's Gone Awayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
  13. Barn Burninghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
  14. 21 Days in Jail [#][*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
  15. Love 24 Hours a Day [#][*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
  16. I Fell in Love [#][*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
  17. So Glad [#][*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
  18. Ashamed of Myself [#][*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
  19. Lone Wolf [#][*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/american-music/id532144707?uo=5
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