Posted: Oct 8, 2012 6:31 pm
Me and my friends loved these guys in the 80s when I was in Santa Barbara, though these days I think I prefer the Flat Duo Jets for my non-50s rockabilly fix. The first side of the first LP is my favorite, particularly Marie Marie, Border Radio, and American Music. I didn't get the 2nd one though Long White Cadillac is good.
I remember when they played the historic Lobero Theatre in SB and the place got so trashed that was the end of rock & roll at that venue. Also the site of my one and only stage dive.
These days the Blasters are basically Phil and a bunch of younger guys, though there was a reunion of all the originals in the mid-2000s which I unfortunately missed.