1. (00:04:12) Blackfoot - Warped
2. (00:04:01) Blackfoot - On The Run
3. (00:05:17) Blackfoot - Dream On
4. (00:02:35) Blackfoot - Street Fighter
5. (00:04:07) Blackfoot - Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
6. (00:03:44) Blackfoot - Every Man Should Know (Queenie)
7. (00:03:52) Blackfoot - In The Night
8. (00:05:14) Blackfoot - Reckless Abandoner
9. (00:03:16) Blackfoot - Spendin' Cabbage
10. (00:04:24) Blackfoot - Fox Chase
Playing Time.........: 01:53:48
Total Size...........: 256.30 MB
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Biography from Allmusic.com.
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 1970s and early 1980s, before they became lost in the post-MTV era of visually oriented bands.
The group started out as a quartet: 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. They were signed to Island Records in 1975, evidently as that label's resident Southern rockers, but moved to Epic Records 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 Atco, racking up impressive sales with the follow-ups Tomcattin' and Marauder.
In the mid-'80s, the group added ex-Uriah Heep keyboardman Ken Hensley in order to bring a new side to their sound. The group's 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 near the end of their history, but Blackfoot (who took their name from the Native American tribe, part of Medlocke's heritage) had broken up by 1984, before the new lineup recorded. Medlocke revived the name in 1990 with a new backing group.
Review from Amazon.com.
Blackfoot's second major-label effort, 1980s Tomcattin', continued pushing the envelope of Southern rock, and despite the absence of an obvious hit, fans of the band's heavier aspirations weren't disappointed. As usual, the album opens at full throttle with "Warped" before finding a mid-paced groove on songs such as "On the Run" and "Dream On." "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme" is another stomper, and "Every Man Should Know (Queenie)" is probably the record's all-around highlight, thanks to its clever combination of slide guitar, tough riffs, and a catchy chorus. Save for its interesting harmonica, the ballad "In the Night" feels rather forced, but band leader Rickey Medlocke is especially inspired on the bluesy hobo tale "Spendin' Cabbage." For the finale, the band once again calls upon Medlocke's dad Shorty to introduce the barnstorming, double entendre-laden "Fox Chase."
BLACKFOOT is as ferocious as a nuclear bomb attack. There is not one radio friendly song on this album. Yet it remains one of my favorites along with Maurader, Strikes, Flyin' High, No Reservations and Highway Song Live. What were Medlocke and co. thinking. This is not the album you hit it big with. I think they just didn't care at the time. However, you also have to wonder what band members of other Southern Rock Bands like Molly Hatchet, Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38 Special special think when they hear an album like this. If they are honest with themselves, they must be blown away. I know that if I was in another band I wouldn't want to go onstage after these guys. I would be blankin' in my pants. These bands all promote themselves as tough bar brawlers and [tail] kickers but BLACKFOOT is the real thing. There is no comparision. I know Skynyrd is a great band and appeals to a much larger audience and achieved greater successs, but BLACKFOOT's music has seared my soul and ranks far and away above anything any other Southern Rock Band has ever done. BLACKFOOT didn't get rich but they are the real bad... of Southern Rock. They are Legends.