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

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