Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Blastered: Tribute to Blasters
Genres: Pop, Rock
Songs soaked in American Music history.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Blastered: A Musical Tribute to the Blasters (Run Wild Records) 18 of the best rockabilly bands in the country have come together to pay tribute to an often unrecognized but influencial band. The Blasters led the parade of rockabilly revival bands of the early 1980's. The songs written by Blaster lead guitarist Dave Alvin have become classics in the roots-rock community. Run Wild records stresses style over imitation: here all the bands play the Blasters songs but put their own unique stamp on them. For an introduction to a piece off American Music history through song and the freshness of a bunch of young rock n roll bands, check out BLASTERED. --Billy Davis"
Possibly the most awful tribute album ever made
Dale Wetzel | Bismarck, ND United States | 03/23/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"There is literally not one track on this album to recommend. The Blasters' music
does not do well in the hands of others, particularly these others. Buy the real thing instead."
I love the BLASTERS... And I love this album, too!!
BillyCat | ARK, USA | 01/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't understand a Blasters fan hating this album. It is one of the most loving and respectful tribute albums I have ever heard.
I imagine Dave and Phil loved this album... I know they have always been tremendous about supporting up and coming Rockabilly talent and this album showcases the best young artists in the the genre circa the late '90s.
My favorite track is Josie Kreuzer singing RED ROSE. She sings it from the female point of view and her voice (Modern Rockabilly's most underrated pipes) perfectly evokes Alvin's original story of Lost Innocence in the Valley... It is absolutely unforgettable.
Also noteworthy are Hot Rod Lincoln's Tex-Mex version of BORDER RADIO, AMERICAN MUSIC by the Blacktop Rockets, and Highway 13's more-50's-than-the-original FLAT TOP JOINT. Each group seems to be enjoying the chance to record these songs and the result is one of the more joyous Rockabilly albums I have heard in a while. Highly recommended!