"Border Radio" as written by and Dave Alvin....
One more midnight, her man is still goneG C GThe nights move too slowG C She tries to remember the heat of his touchC G D GWhile listening to the Border RadioShe calls toll-free and requests an old songSomething they used to knowShe prays to herself that wherever he is,He's listening to the Border Radiochorus: C"This song comes from nineteen sixty-twoCDedicated to a man who's goneCFifty thousand watts out of MexicoG D GThis is the Border RadioG D GThis is the Border Radio"She thinks of her son, asleep in his roomAnd how her man won't see him growShe thinks of her life and she hopes for a changeWhile listening to the Border Radio(repeat chorus)They play her tune but she can't concentrateShe wonders why he had to goOne more night and her man is still goneShe's listening to the Border Radio(chorus)


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    General CommentNo comments on Border Radio? 1 comment on the entire Blasters board. Damn...even in this day and age of mass discovery and appreciation of cult bands long ago, seems nobody cares about The Blasters STILL.!?

    Ok, maybe the '50s RnR/R&B can grate when listening to them over the course of 2 entire CDs (the length of the Slash Records Anthology), but the great songs are as good as anything from the early 80s. Marie Marie, So Long Baby Goodbye, I'm Shakin', One Bad Stud (from Streets Of Fire OST), Colored Lights...

    Border Radio is the tops, though, a tale of heartbreak, love, a fatherless child, desperation and hope, crammed into less than three minutes, some great Dave Alvin guitar work, and great vocals from Phil. And wonderful, tight songwriting. The band, as always, is just as tight as a banjo string.

    I could suggest at least a half dozen songs you'll never tire of, even for Blasters newbies, but start small, go hear Border Radio NOW, and you'll ask What's Next. This may be their best, but see my small list above and go from there. If you don't, you're only cheating yourself.
    force263on May 27, 2016   Link

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