BIOGRAPHY

“1 Girl, 2 Guys, 3 Chords… Blood, Sweat & Feedback”

that was the motto of Blister, a three piece rock band that wrote simple songs, and played them loud, fast and bloodied with passion. That simple motto stood for nearly 2 decades. But nothing lasts forever, eventually time runs out. And that’s what began happening to Blister when bassist, Natasha Fatale, became ill. Initially doctors gave her 3 days to live, but they underestimated her stubborn nature and relentless will. Blister had a handful of new songs and she had every intention of recording them. So that’s what happened, as soon as she was well enough to strap on her bass, recording an album became Blister’s main focus. Natasha lived almost 3 years longer than they thought she would. Long enough to squeeze in a few more gigs, write a few more songs and lay down 19 final tracks. But unfortunately, not long enough to hear the finished product. The truth is, as soon as she knew her bass parts were done, she simply relaxed and she was gone. A bitter pill for the band, but there was never any doubt about what would happen next. It was Larry & Dave’s turn to suck it up, gut it out and finish the album. It wasn’t easy, it absolutely wasn’t pretty, but over a year and a half worth of meticulous obsession over lyrics, guitars, vocals and everything else later and here it is. 19 songs, almost 60 minutes of music, almost 20 years of love, joy, struggle, friendship, memories and shared dreams, all frozen in time together on one last album. 1 Girl, 2 Guys, 3 Chords… Blister will never be that again, but the blood, the sweat & the feedback… that’s all here in every second of every song. on their new album, No Good Deeds.

Press/Reviews

<< Blister commissioned to write “Zombie” the feature track for zombie thriller “A Few Brains More”>>
Directed by Christine Parker

 

<< Blister commissioned to write “Blood in the Wind” the feature track for zombie thriller, “Fistful of Brains”   >>
Directed by Christine Parker

 

<< Lipstickin’ a Pig – Editor’s Pick: Garage Punk Genre >>
CD Baby

<< Blister harks back to the late 70s NYC punk sound — a little dab of Patti Smith, and the Ramones, as seen through 90’s Cobain prescription sunglasses–. Loud and tight, dropping out for the spewed vocal rants. the lyrics are intense, by turns bitter, sardonic, angry, spitting from the heart. See you in the mosh pit. >>
J. Esch, Orange Street Press

 

<< Blister’s music is timeless >>
Dick Hodgins, M80 Management

 

<< Blister comes right at you with sharp, biting tunes, and pained psyche damaging lyrics. Their garagy/punk inspired songs are tight and powerful,. Where this band really shines, however is in the lyrical department, with honest, angry, thought provoking images and words that convey a depth of feeling few bands can muster. Yes, even today poets hide behind the veil of rock n’ roll and Blister is living proof.. If you are not inspired and provoked by these words, you’re not human. >>
Eric Walls, editor FAZE 3 magazine

 


<< Blister is like a hypodermic needle, dripping with adrenaline, poised over the heart of rock-n-roll, waiting on a signal… this could change everything >>

C. Kennedy, Numb Skulls Media

 

<< So you like your music a little left of center, do you? Well this Raleigh, N.C. trio is what you’re looking for. the tight rhythm team, of L.A. and Natasha, is right on the money and the guitar and vocals of front man Dave Dred is… well, “Blistering”. Check out their newest release… very cool!!!! >>
Bam Bam, WDCC 90.5’s Bedrock’s Most Wanted

 

<<Raleigh’s Blister are back with more songs of venomous verbiage and quirky punk riffage. They seem to have gotten a little noisier and a tad heavier than their last effort, but that’s a good thing. >>
Eric Walls, editor FAZE 3 magazine Dec 98

 

<< Blister is hard and to the point… Well isn’t that what you want from punk music? Check it! >>
Audionuts, editor Quick Picks

 

<< it’s rock-n-roll baby! Blister is BAD ASS! >>
Well Dressed Punk

 

  • Lipstickin’ a Pig – Editor’s Pick: Garage Punk Genre – CD Baby
  • “Zombie” featured in zombie flick “A Few Brains More, Summer of Blood”
  • “Blood in the Wind” featured in the zombie flick “A Fistful of Brains”
  • Won a BEAM Grant for emerging artist
  • Showcased @ Atlantis Music Festival
  • Semifinalist Musician Magazine “Best Unsigned Band Contest”
  • “Best Bands in N. Carolina” Faze 3 Magazine
  • “Most Wanted Band” WDCC 90.5 Sanford NC
  • “Indie Spotlight” Information zine
  • “Best Bands” video, the Caboose
  • Have had several songs in regular rotation WDCC 90.5
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