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Trouble Bound [Live]

The BlastersAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 15, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • ASIN: B00006IZH6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,854 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Red Rose
2. Trouble Bound
3. Long White Cadillac
4. Cryin' for My Baby
5. I'm Shakin'
6. Blue Shadows
7. Help You Dream
8. Common Man
9. Hollywood Bed
10. Too Tired
11. I Wish You Would
12. Sadie's Back in Town
13. Dark Night
14. So Long Baby Goodbye
15. American Music
16. One Bad Stud
17. Marie Marie

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Live Recordings Ever January 30, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I know I'm going to sound like an oldtimer in writing this review, but back when I was in high school in the early 1980's I had the pleasure of growing up in Southern California when music was so alive. Bands like X, Van Halen, Los Lobos, the Plimsouls and the Minutemen were playing small clubs and creating excitement about new music. Some of it was punk, some of it was hard rock, and then there were the Blasters.
Some folks said the Blasters played rockabilly. Some even thought they sounded Country. Then again, they were playing blues too. The bottom line is that they played the best American music you would ever want to hear, and they were absolutely the best live band around.
Alas, things don't last forever. The band, which features brothers Phil and Dave Alvin couldn't stay intact in their original form and that was a good thing. Dave went on to a great solo career and even won a Grammy and continues to be one of America's great songwriters.
Given the Blaster's heritage, the band re-released a compendium of all of their recorded music titled Testament. The two CD-set enabled the band to offer a more permanent public release of music that had long been out of print.
Last year, the band played five concerts in Southern California and this CD was recorded at one of the shows at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip. The band also toured after the release of this CD as well.
I had the pleasure of attending two of those shows and feel honored to have had the opportunity to witness two of the greatest rock and roll shows I've ever seen. This CD is faithful to the quality and energy of those shows and is worth your investment.
Yes, the band members have aged a bit. Phil is a bit heavier and Gene Taylor has plenty of gray hair in that bushy beard.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top 10 of 2002 January 21, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Why, oh why has massive acceptance escaped this band? They continue to be one of the vital forces in American music, after more than 20 years. The caliber of live performances contained herein will never be matched by 75% of the CDs on Billboard Magazine's weekly Top 10 in sales in any given week, even with millions of dollars in studio "sweetening." Talent and tunes!!!When I win the mega lottery, this is the band I'm hiring to play at my celebration party.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 years for a full live album - worth the wait October 16, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Just got this slab and all I can say is - Dave and Phil make some of the best music to ever grace a CD. Why didn't these guys ever become stars?
A great live album featuring all original members and some new, never before heard tunes (in addition to the old classics). "Shakin'" is a standout number.
As Phil has said many times: "We're the Blasters - thanks for coming down here tonight!"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original lineup picks up right where they left off October 15, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Reuniting a band whose 1980s hey-day was already a throw-back to decades-earlier R&B makes for a complicated timeline. The chronological jumble is further muddied by the working version of the band that's been on the road ever since this original line-up gave up the ghost. Amazingly, this reincarnation of the band's original lineup sounds as fresh as the day they broke out of Downey, California -- their rock 'n' roll licks as powerful as the sources from which they're drawn. With so many backward glances, one might expect these shows to be little more than a nostalgia fest, but the Blasters shake off any yearning for the past to keep their rock 'n' roll hearts vital and beating strongly in the present.
Guitarist and songwriter Dave Alvin split from the band after 1985's "Hard Line" to pursue a successful solo career as a roots-folk-country-rock troubadour. Big brother Phil has continued to take a variation of the Blasters on the road (in between working on his graduate math degrees!), and dropped a pair own solo albums of his own. The Alvins' solo work has shown the brother's individual talents to great effect, but neither has benefited from the creative tension they spark as a pair. Even the revised Blasters road line-up (swapping Greg Hormel for Dave Alvin), with Phil's lead-singing and Dave's songs intact, never fully captured the essence of the original band.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sibling Revelry October 16, 2002
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Format:Audio CD
Call it 4 1/2 stars... I just couldn't bring myself to give it the same 5 stars as the more than comprehensive "Testament" collection. Starts out a little shaky... just a few lines into "Red Rose" it seems as though John Bazz may have flubbed just a touch with his bass, and since he's the one other member that's been playing steadily with Phil over the years, I started to get a little nervous. But it's pretty much uphill from there. Phil can still hit the notes well enough, though he occasionally sounds a little *winded*(?)[esp. "... Dream"]. This doesn't appear to be affecting his harmonica playing, though ("Cryin' For My Baby", "So Long Baby, Goodbye"). "Blue Shadows" moves a little slower, "Help You Dream" a little faster, and the latter also features some nice keyboard work from Gene Taylor before Phil comes back with the last line. Dave's best guitar... probably "Common Man" and "Dark Night". All three of the never-released tracks are a nice addition to the Blaster's catalogue, and "Sadie's Back In Town" kick-starts the final six cuts.... "Dark Night" slows it down until Dave comes in with his lead, then the final four will erase anyone's doubt that these guys still *got it*. Just listen to "American Music" and "Marie Marie"... then listen again... see what I mean? All right, so why not 5 stars? At 67 min. they could have squeezed at least 2 or 3 more tunes on there ( hell, why couldn't they just make it a 2 disc set? I'm sure they played more than enough at the recorded shows). And we all have our favorites... I might have dropped tracks 6,8,9 and 11 if it meant I could hear "Border Radio", "No Other Girl", "Crazy Baby" and "Roll 'Em Pete". With a little luck, maybe they'll play them next month at B.B. King's in NYC.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great surprise gift!
My dad really wanted this cd and I was able to locate it. It really surprised him and he loves it!
Published 7 months ago by Kburnell88
5.0 out of 5 stars Like being at one of the old Blater's shows
Listening to this release was like being at one of the old shows. The sound quality is great and the energy pours out of the speakers
Published 8 months ago by George Bair
5.0 out of 5 stars the lost band is found
don't know why I did not discover this band years ago. They are fantastic. A good mix of old time rock, country, blues and any other thing you can think of. Read more
Published 12 months ago by hevan4
5.0 out of 5 stars the BLASTERS ... 'nuff said
American Music at its BEST, put this disc on
when your party needs some life.
The whole band is an all-star bunch
Published 18 months ago by R. J. Burrus
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the later Going Home DVD concert soundtrack
This CD did not sound as good as the Blasters Going Home live DVD soundtrack.The lead guitar sounded very different to me.
Published on March 12, 2010 by swamper
4.0 out of 5 stars Trouble Bound
Great band And great recording, often not the case with some of their other recordings,

A definite for all Blaster fans
Published on April 5, 2008 by Neil A. Mcpherson
4.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE GREATEST BANDS EVER!!!
Founded by brothers Phil and Dave Alvin, the Blasters tore up the early 80s L.A. punk scene with their electric, punked-out, blend of rockabilly, blues and country. Read more
Published on August 3, 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars Quit teasing us
So they got together in L.A. last year to put together a terrific show, which sounds great when played on CD as a live recording. I love this album. Read more
Published on January 14, 2003 by
4.0 out of 5 stars Viva Phil Alvin!
3.5 stars
Don't get me wrong, I'm as happy to see the Blasters back together as I would be if Carl Perkins crawled out of the ground and reached for a Stringbender. Read more
Published on December 7, 2002 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A sizzling roots-rock lovefest
A great live album! You can bet your booty that any fan lucky enough to have skunked their way into these fab reunion concerts was as happy as a clam -- before, during and after... Read more
Published on November 5, 2002 by DJ Joe Sixpack
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