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The first three albums Strikes, Marauder and Tomcattin are five star classics and worth every penny. Unfortunately at that point in the states the southern metal bubble burst and in the search for a way to recover diminishing sales Blackfoot started to get rather MTVish, in short they lost sight of who they were and went off at a tangent. Sad to say it didn't really work and while Siogo and Vertical Smiles are worth the occasional listen, they aren't in the same league as the first three.
Blackfoot one of musics mysteries fantastic music but ignored by most of music media (rock excepted). Box set great value for money containing first five studio albums-STRIKES/TOMCATTIN/MARAUDER/SIOGO & VERTICAL SMILES. First three albums fantastic southern boogie styled rock, the other two with added keyboards in abundance. Worth 5* for strikes, tomcattin & marauder alone, all the favourites are there (road fever ,train train, highway song, gimme gimme gimme, everyman should know, good morning, diary of workingman, dry county, rattlesnake rock n roller, etc). Buy and enjoy.
great price ..great compilation for someone who wants to listen to the music of blackfoot. The first three albums have a more classic rock sound whilst the last two are more 80's style rock music (production wise)
I already have most of these albums on vinyl, but rarely play them due to them being stored in boxes (I have hundreds). I got what I expected, The reason I haven't given it 5 stars is that they didn't include Highway Song - Live, which, as often happens with live albums, captures them at their best with the atmosphere of a live show. Oh well, I'll just have to buy that one separately.
Rick Medlocke and the boys could really belt out a great southern rock tune. This collection of albums covers a great period of their musical creativity. Absolutely great mudic snd excellent value for money!
Received Blackfoot Album Series 1979-1984 today. Amazing value for five quality CD Albums, especially when another Artist;s CD, supposidly rare,. and really not very good, can cost over double the price of this multi-disc CD. Thank you Amazon