Marauder (Blackfoot album)

Marauder is the fifth studio album of Southern rock band Blackfoot, released in 1981.

Studio album by
ReleasedJuly, 1981
RecordedSubterranean Studio, Ann Arbor, Michigan
GenreSouthern rock, hard rock
ProducerAl Nalli, Henry Weck.
Blackfoot chronology
Highway Song Live
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic [1]
Martin Popoff [2]

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 " of the band's best hard rockers to date", and "the last great Blackfoot album".[1]

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.[3]

Heavy metal band Exodus covered "Good Morning" which was released as a b-side to the single "The Lunatic Parade" (1990).

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Rick Medlocke and Jakson Spires, except where noted.

Side one
  1. "Good Morning" – 3:36
  2. "Payin' for It" – 3:35
  3. "Diary of a Workingman" – 5:36
  4. "Too Hard to Handle" – 4:02
  5. "Fly Away" – 2:58
Side two
  1. "Dry County" – 3:42
  2. "Fire of the Dragon" – 4:02
  3. "Rattlesnake Rock 'n' Roller" (Shorty Medlocke, Rick Medlocke, Spires) – 4:01
  4. "Searchin'" – 5:43


All credits adapted from album liner notes.[4]


  • Rickey Medlocke – lead vocals, guitar
  • Charlie Hargrett – guitar
  • Greg T. Walker – bass guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Jakson Spires – drums, percussion, vocals

Additional musicians

  • 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


  1. Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Blackfoot - Marauder (1981) album review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2015-11-05.
  2. Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.
  3. Blackfoot: Greatest Hits (liner notes). Flashback Records. 2003.
  4. Blackfoot: Marauder album CD liner notes. ATCO Records. 1990. 32107-2.
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