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

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