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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
If you have never listened to blackfoot then this is the perfect beginner album as it has amazing songs on it and gives you a good idea of what they sound like, a good place to start before exploring their full album back catalogue which is truly brilliant.
Published on 3 Sep 2008 by David Park

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Missing tracks
Having discovered Blackfoot as they took the stage at the second Monsters of Rock Festival at Castle Donnington way back in the early 80's. I'd bought a few of their albums and really enjoyed their Southern Boogie. I replaced my old cassette of "Strikes" a few years back and really wanted a compilation to gather up the one or two tracks on their later less well recieved...
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 3 Sep 2008
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David Park "Extant777" (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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If you have never listened to blackfoot then this is the perfect beginner album as it has amazing songs on it and gives you a good idea of what they sound like, a good place to start before exploring their full album back catalogue which is truly brilliant.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Missing tracks, 23 Sep 2010
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Having discovered Blackfoot as they took the stage at the second Monsters of Rock Festival at Castle Donnington way back in the early 80's. I'd bought a few of their albums and really enjoyed their Southern Boogie. I replaced my old cassette of "Strikes" a few years back and really wanted a compilation to gather up the one or two tracks on their later less well recieved albums. Because there was no track listing with this C.D. I just presumed it would have the singles like "Morning Dew" and "Send Me An Angel", unfortunately it doesn't. It's basically "Strikes" with one or two tracks off "Marauder" thrown in. Hugely dissapointed to miss out on the stuff they did with Uriah Heep's Ken Hensley added on keyboards, will just have to wait for "The Essential" series to catch up with them. For anyone who doesn't own "Strikes" though this is a great intro to a great band and if you like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Molly Hatchet then you will love this too. Lead man Ricky Medlocke was an early drummer with the Skynyrd and did a great job as a singer writer and guitar player here, he is now back in Skynyrd on guitar and still rocks with the best of them.
Not the complete package but a great intro to the band.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A less known Southern Rock band worth checking out, 17 Aug 2011
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sath888 (Scotland, UK) - See all my reviews
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The band Blackfoot is a new discovery to me, and if your a fan of Sothern Rock then this band is well worth checking out. I do however recommend the band's other greatest hits album "Rattlesnake Rock 'N' Roller: The best of Blackfoot" which contains all the tracks from this album and more, including 3 live tracks.

Founded by former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Rick Medlocke (who now assumes vocal & guitar duties), Jacksonville, Florida-based quartet Blackfoot became the first rockband of note comprised of all Native Americans. While originally following the same blues-inspired Southern rock trail blazed by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot soon developed its own distinctive, harder-hitting sound, earning a huge and loyal audience of fans.

Taking its name from the Native American tribe to which Medlocke's ancestors belonged, the band was rounded out by drummer Jakson Spires, bassist Greg T. Walker (another Skynyrd alum) and guitarist Charlie Hargrett.
After spendng much of the '70s toiling in relative obscurity , Blackfoot debuted its new, harder-edged rock sound on the 1979 effort Strikes-and 'strike' they did. All of a sudden everything just seem to click.

The wistfull and epic "Highway Song" was the first single released from Strikes. It quickly zoomed to #26 on the Pop chart, and two decades later, history finds it settled alongside Skynyrds "Free Bird" as one of rock 'n' roll's most enduring classic tunes. Medlocke and company had at last, found their voice. Follow-up "Train Train" (penned by Rick's grandfather, blues musician Shorty Medlocke, who also plays on the track) proved itself a worthy successor, also hitting the Top 40.

The album Tomcattin' found blackfoot continuing its roll down the rock highway, spawning crowd-pleasers like the raucous "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme" and the rowdy (and randy!) "Fox Chase," the latter of which featured another appearance by grandad Shorty. While failing to provide any hit singles, these tracks and others garnered significant airplay on the album-orientated FM dial, enough to keep the band's devoted fan base loyal and strong.

In addition to the now-expected hard-rocking numbers, 1981's Marauder found the band experimenting with new sounds and instrumentation. As a lead-off single, Medlocke chose the aching ballad "Diary Of A Workingman." While not a major hit Stateside, the song made a splash overseas. Marauder also sported the U.S. hit "Fly Away" (#42) and another triumphant Shorty Medlocke appearance on the energetic "Rattlesnake Rock 'N' Roller." However, the band's increasingly versatile sound (in adition to ballads, Maurader found Blackfoot experimenting with new instrumentation, including keyboards and horn sections) failed to resonate with its core fans. The downright dancey "Too Hard Too handle" proved sadly prophetic, and the album marked the end of Blackfoot's heyday.

The band officially broke up amid declining fortunes in the mid-'80s, though Medlocke resumed recording and performing with a new band under the name Blackfoot a few years later.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars it rocks, 6 May 2011
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You will only buy this if you are a fan of the Southern rock genre . Shame , that . A lot more people should open their ears to this type of stuff . As an example of its type only a best of Molly Hatchett would surpass this C.D. It is good stuff .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blackfoot, 17 Mar 2013
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Rob w "rob" (Carlisle England) - See all my reviews
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Brilliant cd, brings back a lot of happy memories from the 80's & 90's. One of the great Southern Rock bands.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Dec 2014
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VERY HAPPY AND ARRIVED QUICKLY.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 10 Nov 2014
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Great CD and good service
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