BLACKFOOT – Marauder [Rock Candy remastered]
After the great new album from BLACKFOOT recently featured here many of you asked for the band’s legendary albums Remastered & Reloaded by Rock Candy Records. Let’s go with the killer “Marauder“.
By this point in their career Jacksonville based Blackfoot were reaping the rewards of over ten years of dedicated work. The band had been on a nonstop treadmill of recording and gigging, carving out a dedicated following in not only the US but also in Europe where their southern star was very much in the ascendancy.
Indeed, the band’s tour with the Scorpions pretty much saw them take all the accolades leaving no doubt as to which of the two groups was the hot ticket.
Scorpions’ Klaus Meine said; “Blackfoot surprised with their incredibly energetic show and quality musicianship. They were better than us on stage”.
Produced, once again, by manager Al Nalli, and former Brownsville Station member Henry ‘H-Bomb’ Weck, the sound on “Marauder” is tight but loose, allowing the songs to amplify their southern rock linage to the max.
Packed out with essential tracks, including the rampaging ‘Good Morning’ and ‘Dry County’, the anthemic ‘Payin’ For It’, the reflective ballad ‘Diary Of A Working Man’ and the epic ‘Searchin’, this album rocks with loads of groove.
There’s even another guest appearance from Rickey’s grandpa, Shorty Medlocke, who blows a mean harp on ‘Rattlesnake Rock ‘n Roller’.
“Maruder’ was Blackfoot’s fifth album, allowing founding father and frontman Ricky Medlocke to lead the band to what is generally regarded as the last truly great Blackfoot studio album, purely hard, driving rock.
This is one of the finest southern rock albums ever recorded, and this Rock Candy remastering job loud & punchy but not brickwalled.
01 – Good Morning
02 – Payin’ For It
03 – Diary Of A Workingman
04 – Too Hard To Handle
05 – Fly Away
06 – Dry County
07 – Fire Of The Dragon
08 – Rattlesnake Rock ‘N’ Roller
09 – Searchin’
Rickey Medlocke – lead vocals, guitar
Charlie Hargrett – guitar
Greg T. Walker – bass guitar, keyboards, vocals
Jakson Spires – drums, percussion, vocals
Henry Weck – percussion
Shorty Medlocke – harmonica
Magic Rooster, Pat McCaffrey – horns, keyboards
Donna Davis, Pamela Vincent – backing vocals
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