Blackfoot - Strikes (Red vinyl)
Blackfoot - Strikes (Red vinyl)
Blackfoot - Strikes (Red vinyl)
Blackfoot - Strikes (Red vinyl)

Blackfoot - Strikes (Red vinyl)

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Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Rick Medlocke

Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Charlie Hargrett

Backing Vocals – Brandye

Bass, Vocals – Greg T. Walker

Drums, Vocals – Jackson Spires

Keyboards – Pat McCaffrey

Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Charlie Hargrett

Percussion – Henry H. Bomb Weck

Written by Charlie Hargrett (A5), Jackson Spires (A1, A3, A5, B2, B4), Rick Medlocke (A1, A3, A5, B2, B4)

1 LP, standard sleeve 

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : red

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : unspecified

Label : Friday Music

Original Label : ATCO

Recorded at Subterranean Studio, Ann Arbor, Michigan with Artisan Mobil / Sound Suite Studios, Detroit, Mich. / Bee Jay Studios, Orlando, Fla.

Engineered by Henry Weck

Produced by Al Nalli, Henry Weck

Remastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering

Originally released in 1979

Reissued in 2018

Tracks:

Side A

  1. Road Fever
  2. I Got A Line On You
  3. Left Turn On A Red Light
  4. Pay My Dues
  5. Baby Blue

           

Side B

  1. Wishing Well
  2. Run And Hide
  3. Train, Train (Prelude)
  4. Train, Train
  5. Highway Song

 

Reviews :

"After missing the boat with Lynyrd Skynyrd (for whom he played drums early on), guitarist/singer Rick Medlocke formed Blackfoot, arguably the first all-Native American rock group. The band struggled for almost a decade, playing run-of-the-mill Southern rock that they eventually injected with extra volume and attitude before signing with Atco, for whom they recorded their 1979 breakthrough Strikes. Known as a ferocious live unit and probably the heaviest of Southern rock bands (see opener "Road Fever"), Strikes also proved that Blackfoot could write great melodies for the gloomy "Left Turn on a Red Light" and the inspired cover version of Free's "Wishing Well." But the band's biggest hit would come in the form of the seven-minute "Highway Song," a tune that was admittedly very reminiscent of Skynyrd's "Freebird" and that helped drive the album to gold status. Also of note is the harmonica performance of Shorty Medlocke (Rick's grandfather) on his own blues, "Train, Train."" AllMusic Review by Eduardo Rivadavia

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4,5 / 5 , Discogs : 3,94 / 5

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