By the time they emerged from the shadow of Disneyland and L.A. punk with a tough little self-titled record on Slash, The Blasters were the quintessential early '80s roots-rock band. They looked the part, they played the part, they lived the part. That record was as good as roots-rock got, recalling not only the style but the spirit of classic American rock 'n' roll while leaving fingerprints all over several classics from the '50s, from "Marie Marie" to "Border Radio." Dave Alvin left to play guitar with kindred... More >>>