Live: Going Home
The Blasters emerged from Los Angeles' rock scene in the late 1970s. Led by brothers Phil and Dave Alvin, their contemporary twist on America's not-so-distant past set new standards for American roots rock. Frequent shows with fellow Angelenos X helped earn the band legions of loyal fans whose numbers continue to grow. In August 2003, the original members reunited (once again) with both Alvin brothers intact. Notorious for their raucous stage show, this DVD is the long overdue debut of The Blasters on film. The 19-track set finds the band in top form, showcasing such band staples as "Marie Marie," "Border Radio" and "I'm Shaking." Adding to the magic of the evening are guest spots by a few of the band's idols: Sun Records recording artist Sonny Burgess, harpist Billy Boy Arnold, and surviving members from doo wop legends The Calvanes and The Medallions. The Blasters Live! Going Home documents the band nearly 25 years after its formation. They've never sounded - or looked - better.