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

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