American Music

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/1997
  • Label: Hightone Records
  • UPC: 012928808620
  • Catalog Number: 8086
  • Sales rank: 42,342

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 American Music (2:08)
  2. 2 Real Rock Drive (2:03)
  3. 3 Barefoot Rock (2:19)
  4. 4 I Don't Want To (1:56)
  5. 5 Marie Marie (2:02)
  6. 6 I Wish You Would (2:41)
  7. 7 She Ain't Got the Beat (1:30)
  8. 8 Flattop Joint (2:27)
  9. 9 Crazy Baby (2:26)
  10. 10 Never No Mo' Blues (2:46)
  11. 11 Buzz Buzz Buzz (2:06)
  12. 12 She's Gone Away (2:25)
  13. 13 Barn Burning (3:36)
  14. 14 21 Days in Jail (2:12)
  15. 15 Love 24 Hours a Day (3:10)
  16. 16 I Fell in Love (1:57)
  17. 17 So Glad (2:19)
  18. 18 Ashamed of Myself (2:24)
  19. 19 Lone Wolf (3:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Blasters Primary Artist
Lee Allen Tenor Saxophone
Gene Taylor Piano
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
James Harman Contributor
Dave Alvin Liner Notes
Phil Alvin Contributor
John Gray Composer
Johnny Legend Contributor
Bob Stone Mastering
Bill Bateman Contributor
Chris Morris Liner Notes
Robert Byrd Composer
Ronny Weiser Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes
Ted Jarrett Composer
David Zalkus Engineer
Unknown Composer
L.P. Weaver Composer
Ron Volz Composer
Ron Wemsman Composer
R. Harris Composer
Chester Burnett Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Rare Original 1st Album

    Slash Records added more polished production values to some of these tunes later, but this is great rockin' rhythm & blues/rockabilly/roots - let's just call it American music!

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