The Blasters were lauded by the critics and developed a loyal following mainly because of the intensity of their live shows. Phil drenched in sweat, Dave wailing on the guitar while Bazz and Bateman were pushing the rhythm into overdrive. With all that energy and talent, the Blasters never resorted to histrionics and that added to their appeal and authenticity. As time went by the roots rock scene had waned. Dave joined X and wanted to branch out record solo albums. In 1986, Dave was playing his final shows with the original Blasters line-up. Gene Taylor was gone, Steve Berlin was playing with Los Lobos and Lee Allen was honking the sax on tour with Fats Domino. This takes us up to February 14, 1986 at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano where this show was recorded. Stripped down, back to the original quartet and playing like it was 1980 or maybe better!