Thursday, July 29, 2010

Blackfoot - Rick Medlocke & Blackfoot (1987)



By the time this album was put out, it could hardly be called 'Blackfoot' anymore. Gone was the classic line-up with Charlie Hargrett, Greg T. Walker and Jakson Spires and gone was the haywire Southern Rock that graced classic albums like "Strikes", "Tomcattin'" and "Marauder". Enter the slick blandness that killed Southern Rock for good (or so they thought). So, you may wonder, should I dismiss this album right away? Well, that depends. It still has some good songs and it's all played by some of the finest pickers. It's just not very Southern anymore. On this release, Rickey had himself accompanied by Mother's Finest bassist Jerry "Wizzard" Seay, his brother Harold Seay on drums and keyboard player Doug Bare (all of which played on the Mother's Finest album "One Mother To Another". And they can play alright. They do a fine cover version of the Mother's Finest track "Rock 'n' Roll 2 Nite" (from the "Iron Age" record). And there's the somewhat odd choice of covering Dutch rock and roller Herman Brood's "Saturday Night". Ah, what the heck. Just give it a spin. Steady Rockin'.

7 comments:

Luc said...

Hello,
Doug Bare is now playing with the Simple Southern Boys.
Luc

Anonymous said...

This album is commercially available through Wounded Bird Records.
Please delete this post.

Skydogg said...

While it's true that Wounded Bird Records did indeed re-release this album at one time, it is no longer purchasable. I only post stuff that can not be bought at stores:
http://www.amazon.com/Rick-Medlocke-Blackfoot/dp/B00008BNTQ
http://www.tower.com/rick-medlocke-blackfoot-cd/wapi/106208322
http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/5587986/a/Rick+Medlocke+&+Blackfoot.htm
Besides that, my readers will buy anything they like if they can get it. And mp3 is no substitute for the real thing. They can of course always try at second hand stores, but that will not support the artist or label that released it. If you can tell my readers where new copies can be bought (instead of just one copy at a second hand store), I will remove this post. Obviously

Anonymous said...

I stand corrected, it is indeed out of print.
My apoligies to you Skydogg.
For anyone interested, here is the Wounded Bird Records international e-shop which contains many Southern styled gems on CD:

http://www.artist-shop.com/wounded/

Anonymous said...

how do you download this?

Skydogg said...

Just follow where the last words take you.

Anonymous said...

This is cool! Thanks!