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

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