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Blackfoot were contemporaries of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and tried for years to make it as a Southern rock band, although they finally succeeded as a hard rock outfit, in the manner of AC/DC and the Scorpions. They racked up a hit album (Strikes) and a pair of successful singles ("Train, Train," "Highway Song") in the late '70s and early '80s, before they became lost in the post-MTV era of visually oriented bands. The group started out as a quartet comprising singer/guitarist Rickey Medlocke (the grandson of bluegrass musician Shorty Medlocke, who wrote "Train, Train"), drummer/singer Jakson Spires, bassist/singer Greg T. Walker, and lead guitarist Charlie Hargrett. Named Blackfoot as an acknowledgment of Medlocke's heritage, they were signed to Island in 1975, evidently as that label's resident Southern rockers, but moved to Epic the following year. Neither relationship was successful, but in 1979, after moving to Atco, their first album for the new label, Strikes, hit a responsive chord -- the group spent the next few years on that label, racking up impressive sales with the follow-ups Tomcattin' and Marauder. In the mid-'80s, Blackfoot added ex-Uriah Heep keyboardist Ken Hensley in order to bring a new side to their sound. Their fortunes declined amid the advent of MTV and the growth in importance of rock video promotional clips, as well as the influence of sounds from Europe and Australia, and they never recovered, despite efforts to adapt their sound and image. Hensley was replaced, and a new lineup recorded Rick Medlocke & Blackfoot (1987). Only two albums, Medicine Man (1990) and After the Reign (1994), were released during the first half of the 1990s. Committed to his duties in Lynyrd Skynyrd, Medlocke put Blackfoot on ice in 1997. The following decade and into the 2010s, the band was active as a performing act featuring original members but not Medlocke. Blackfoot released a handful of live sets, including On the Run (2004) and Fly Away (2011). In 2012, Medlocke -- still part of Lynyrd Skynyrd -- chose four new musicians to represent Blackfoot and acted as the band's producer. ~ Bruce Eder
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  1.   Song
  2.   Train, Train
  3.   Highway Song
  4.   Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
  5.   Rattlesnake Rock 'N' Roller
  6.   Road Fever
  7.   Fly Away
  8.   Good Morning
  9.   Get It On
  10.   On the Run
  11.   White Man's Land
  12.   Send Me an Angel
  13.   Wishing Well
  14.   Payin' For It
  15.   Fox Chase
  16.   Street Fighter
  17.   In the Night
  18.   Crossfire
  19.   Every Man Should Know (Queenie)
  20.   Whiskey Train
  21.   Seasons
  22.   A Legend Never Dies
  23.   Summer Days
  24.   Young Girl
  25.   Drivin' Fool
  26.   Goin' in Circles
  27.   We're Goin' Down
  28.   Heart's Grown Cold
  29.   Railroad Man
  30.   Junkie's Dream
  31.   Dancin' Man
  32.   Stranger On The Road
  33.   Try A Little Harder
  34.   Run and Hide
  35.   Left Turn on a Red Light
  36.   I Got a Line on You
  37.   Too Hard to Handle
  38.   Diary of a Workingman
  39.   Trouble in Mind
  40.   Sail Away
  41.   Dry County
  42.   Diablo Loves Guitar
  43.   Closest Thing to Heaven
  44.   Love This Town
  45.   Everyman
  46.   Southern Native
  47.   Trouble Mind
  48.   Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
  49.   Blue Instrumental
  50.   Sunshine Again
  51.   Howay the Lads
  52.   Rollin' & Tumblin'
  53.   Morning Dew
  54.   Reckless Abandoner
  55.   Mother
  56.   Madness
  57.   Island Of Life
  58.   Save Your Time
  59.   Flyin' High
  60.   Feelin' Good
  61.   Baby Blue
  62.   Teenage Idol
  63.   Searchin'
  64.   Dream On
  65.   Private Life
  66.   Reckless Boy
  67.   Satisfied Man
  68.   I Want To Talk To You
  69.   Blues Instrumental
  70.   Take Me Home
  71.   Liar
  72.   Need My Ride
  73.   Buffalo Song
  74.   In for the Kill
  75.   Ride with You
  76.   Livin' in the Limelight
  77.   Pay My Dues
  78.   Warped
  79.   Rock 'N' Roll Tonight
  80.   My Wild Romance
  81.   Call of a Hero
  82.   Saturday Night
  83.   Intro
  84.   Back on the Streets by Rick Medlocke
  85.   Ohio
  86.   Heartbeat and Heels
  87.   Run for Cover
  88.   Silent Type
  89.   Steady Rockin' by Rick Medlocke
  90.   Spendin' Cabbage
  91.   Fire of the Dragon

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