Marauder (Blackfoot album)
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||Subterranean Studio, Ann Arbor, Michigan|
|Genre||Southern rock, hard rock|
|Producer||Al Nalli, Henry Weck.|
The album continued in the same vein as their previous successes, Strikes (1979) and Tomcattin' (1980). Opening up with the heavy "Good Morning", and including the ballad "Diary of a Workingman", Marauder also sported the hit "Fly Away", which reached No. 42, and another Shorty Medlocke appearance on the "Rattlesnake Rock n' Roller", this time with a spoken introduction and banjo solo. Marauder was the last of their albums that were purely hard, driving, rock - they unsuccessfully introduced synthesizers to their sound through the 1980s, and their popularity waned. Eduardo Rivadavia describes Marauder as "...one of the band's best hard rockers to date", and "the last great Blackfoot album".
The band officially broke up amid declining fortunes in the mid-80's, though Medlocke resumed recording under the name Blackfoot a few years later. He is now, again, a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
All songs written and composed by Rick Medlocke and Jakson Spires, except where noted.
- Side one
- "Good Morning" – 3:36
- "Payin' for It" – 3:35
- "Diary of a Workingman" – 5:36
- "Too Hard to Handle" – 4:02
- "Fly Away" – 2:58
- Side two
- Henry Weck – percussion
- Shorty Medlocke – banjo intro on track 8
- Magic Rooster, Pat McCaffrey – horns, keyboards
- David Cavender – trumpet
- Donna Davis, Pamela Vincent – backing vocals
- Al Nalli – producer
- Henry Weck – producer, engineer
- Andy de Ganhal – mixing assistant
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- Blackfoot: Marauder album CD liner notes. ATCO Records. 1990. 32107-2.