American Music (album)
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American Music Album
American Music
AmericanMusicAlbumCover.jpg
1997 CD issue artwork
Studio album by
Released1980
StudioRollin' Rock Studio
GenreRock and roll, rockabilly, roots rock
LabelRollin' Rock Records
ProducerRonny Weiser
The Blasters chronology
American Music
(1980)
The Blasters
(1981)

American Music is the debut album by American rock and roll band The Blasters, released in 1980.[1]

The song "Marie Marie" became a breakthrough hit for Shakin' Stevens in 1980 (from This Ole House). Matchbox recorded the song for their 1980 album Midnite Dynamos. In 1997, the album was released on CD by Hightone Records.[2]

The tracks "Marie Marie" and "American Music" were rerecorded for The Blasters' second and wider-distributed eponymous album.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]
Robert ChristgauB+[4]

Track listing

All songs composed by Dave Alvin, except where noted.

Side 1
  1. "American Music" - 2:08
  2. "Real Rock Drive" (Bill Haley) - 2:03
  3. "Barefoot Rock" (Scott Harper) - 2:19
  4. "I Don't Want To" - 1:56
  5. "Marie Marie" - 2:02
  6. "I Wish You Would" (Billy Boy Arnold) - 2:41
  7. "She Ain't Got the Beat" (Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin) - 1:30
Side 2
  1. "Flattop Joint" - 2:27
  2. "Crazy Baby" (Ron Volz, Ron Wemsman) - 2:26
  3. "Never No Mo' Blues" (Elsie McWilliams, Jimmie Rodgers) - 2:46
  4. "Buzz Buzz Buzz" (Robert Byrd, John Gray) - 2:06
  5. "She's Gone Away" (Phil Alvin) - 2:25
  6. "Barn Burning" - 3:36
CD bonus tracks, 1997
  1. "21 Days in Jail" (Willie Dixon, L.P. Weaver) - 2:12
  2. "Love 24 Hours a Day" (Ted Jarrett) - 3:10
  3. "I Fell in Love" (Unknown) - 1:57
  4. "So Glad" (Howlin' Wolf) - 2:19
  5. "Ashamed of Myself" (Rose Marie McCoy, Charlie Singleton) - 2:24
  6. "Lone Wolf" (R. Harris) - 3:19

References

  1. ^ "TrouserPress.com :: Blasters". www.trouserpress.com.
  2. ^ "'Music' Recalls the Blasters From the Past". Los Angeles Times. October 31, 1997.
  3. ^ "American Music - The Blasters | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic.
  4. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: The Blasters". robertchristgau.com.

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