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The Blasters

Rocking for 25 years and still going strong, The Blasters began trailblazing in the surf-inspired, rootsy rockabilly genre long before the mid-'90s craze that made rockabilly radio-friendly. Singing of post-war suburbanism and California culture, The Blasters recently released their first studio CD in 19 years, 4-11-44, which flows with songs about forlorn love and the spirit of the working man. And although The Blasters have become synonymous with rockabilly, dyed-in-the-wool rock and blues, surfy jams, and gritty vocals round out the band's style. Improving on the sound they minted in the now-legendary '80s L.A. scene, the streetwise quartet delivers the goods in a live setting with the confidence and class of greats like Howlin' Wolf, and the King himself, the late Mr. Presley.
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Casey Lynch