The Blowmen means: The Blowmen were Joe Canterbury’s guitarist, Robert Meadows the bass player, and Phil York the drummer. They wanted to continue the legacy of punk rock into the 1980s. After playing in the underground of Yorkshire, it became tiresome and The Blowmen wanted to go on tour with Johnny Cash. They tried to find Cash at the Louisiana State Fair, but he was not there. The Blowmen stepped in to fill the gap. The only recorded recording of their music is this set. It demonstrates a unique and distinctive style of punk rock that can penetrate the heart of any modern listener. Meadows and Canterbury both died from a heroin overdose the same night as their performance. (in Community Dictionary, added by Jane Rivera)

What else does The Blowmen mean?

  • In 1982, the Blowmen formed after a disastrous speed dating venture left Joe Canterbury, Robert Meadows, and Phil York in love. They wrote the initial draft of “High Street” from that bar. They were determined to continue the flame of punk rock through the 1980s. The Blowmen soon became tired of playing underground gigs across West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire. They sought a chance to travel with Johnny Cash, their most influential and beloved performer. They tried to find Cash at the Louisiana State Fair, but were disappointed to learn that Cash was not there. The Blowmen offered to perform for frantic event organizers. Their set resulted is the only recorded recording of their music. It’s a live song that captures a unique and rare style of punk rock and attitude. Many thought their show would bring them fame in America. But it wasn’t. Meadows and Canterbury both died from a heroin overdose the same night as their performance. York is their survivor. York is most well-known for his solo career, as well as his short stint on-Broadway in The Blown Man. (in Community Dictionary, added by Simeón Cortés)