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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.   Rattlesnake Rock 'N' Roller
  5.   Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
  6.   Road Fever
  7.   Fly Away
  8.   Left Turn on a Red Light
  9.   Diary of a Workingman
  10.   Heartbeat and Heels
  11.   Try A Little Harder
  12.   Too Hard to Handle
  13.   Buffalo Song
  14.   In for the Kill
  15.   Liar
  16.   Love This Town
  17.   Ohio
  18.   Summer Days
  19.   Ride with You
  20.   Morning Dew
  21.   Drivin' Fool
  22.   Railroad Man
  23.   Mother
  24.   Stranger On The Road
  25.   Baby Blue
  26.   I Got a Line on You
  27.   Fire of the Dragon
  28.   Fox Chase
  29.   Every Man Should Know (Queenie)
  30.   Warped
  31.   In the Night
  32.   I Want To Talk To You
  33.   Closest Thing to Heaven
  34.   Call of a Hero
  35.   Everyman
  36.   Southern Native
  37.   Intro
  38.   Blue Instrumental
  39.   Blues Instrumental
  40.   Sunshine Again
  41.   Howay the Lads
  42.   Rollin' & Tumblin'
  43.   A Legend Never Dies
  44.   Get It On
  45.   We're Goin' Down
  46.   Madness
  47.   Island Of Life
  48.   Dancin' Man
  49.   Save Your Time
  50.   Trouble in Mind
  51.   Feelin' Good
  52.   Teenage Idol
  53.   Wishing Well
  54.   Searchin'
  55.   Dry County
  56.   Payin' For It
  57.   Good Morning
  58.   Street Fighter
  59.   On the Run
  60.   Trouble Mind
  61.   Need My Ride
  62.   Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
  63.   Saturday Night
  64.   Running
  65.   Satisfied Man
  66.   Livin' in the Limelight
  67.   Sail Away
  68.   White Man's Land
  69.   Run for Cover
  70.   Goin' in Circles
  71.   Crossfire
  72.   Reckless Abandoner
  73.   Junkie's Dream
  74.   Flyin' High
  75.   Run and Hide
  76.   Pay My Dues
  77.   Spendin' Cabbage
  78.   Dream On
  79.   Reckless Boy
  80.   Rock 'N' Roll Tonight
  81.   Whiskey Train
  82.   Diablo Loves Guitar
  83.   Silent Type
  84.   Heart's Grown Cold
  85.   Young Girl
  86.   Private Life
  87.   Take Me Home
  88.   My Wild Romance
  89.   Send Me an Angel

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