Marauder (Blackfoot album)

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Studio album by Blackfoot
Released July, 1981
Recorded Subterranean Studio, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Genre Southern rock, hard rock
Length 37:26
Label Atco
Producer Al Nalli, Henry Weck.
Blackfoot chronology
Highway Song Live
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Martin Popoff 8/10 stars[2]

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

The album continued in the same vein as their previous successes, "Strikes" and "Tomcattin`". 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 synthethizers 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[edit]

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" - 3:3
  3. "Diary of a Workingman" - 5:36
  4. "Too Hard to Handle" - 4:02
  5. "Fly Away" - 2:58
Side two
  1. "Dry Country" - 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 form 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[edit]

  • 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. ^ a b Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Blackfoot - Marauder 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.