Author Topic: 40th Anniversary of the Blasters  (Read 126 times)

Offline njwolf

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40th Anniversary of the Blasters
« on: July 30, 2019, 07:05:33 am »
 Since 1994, the newsletter American Music has chronicled the music of the Blasters, Dave Alvin, and related artists. The current issue looks back on how the Blasters got started in 1979 and the early years of the band. This oral history features interviews with current and former members of the band, including Steve Berlin. Here is a link:
 http://www.blastersnewsletter.com/newsletter/amer85.htm

Offline rovalle

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Re: 40th Anniversary of the Blasters
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2019, 06:17:33 pm »
thanks a mas excellent read...brings back a lot of memories...fuck I'm old...
2nd groucho-priest encounter, nyc hotel lobby
priest "aren't you groucho marx?"
groucho "yes i am"
priest "i want to thank you for all the joy you've put in the world"
groucho "and i want to thank you for all the joy you've taken out of it"

Offline njwolf

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Re: 40th Anniversary of the Blasters
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2019, 09:08:54 pm »
It's amazing the Blasters went from playing a wedding to opening for Queen in about 15 months. Billy Davis, the newsletter editor, did a great job in interviewing all the current and former band members, transcribing the tapes, and putting together a coherent narrative. I first saw the Blasters in Philadelphia in 1984 when I was 28. I saw Dave Alvin on his King of California tour earlier this month in Philadelphia and now I'm 63. Time does pass quickly.