Strikes (album)

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Studio album by Blackfoot
Released April 1979
Recorded Subterranean Studio, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sound Suite Studios, Detroit, Michigan
Bee Jay Studios, Orlando, Florida
Genre Southern rock, hard rock, blues rock
Length 33:41
Label Atco
Producer Al Nalli, Henry Weck
Blackfoot chronology
Flyin' High
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Strikes is the third studio album by the American Southern rock band Blackfoot, released in April 1979. The album has received a platinum certification from the RIAA in April 1986.[2] The album features two minor pop hits: "Highway Song" (#26) and "Train, Train" (#38).

"Train, Train" was covered by country music legend Dolly Parton on her 1999 album The Grass Is Blue which won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. Warrant covered the song on their 1990 album Cherry Pie. The song has appeared in the 2011 film Straw Dogs.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Road Fever" Rickey Medlocke 3:07
2. "I Got a Line on You (Spirit cover)" Randy California 3:17
3. "Left Turn on a Red Light" R. Medlocke, Jakson Spires 4:35
4. "Pay My Dues" (Blues Image cover) Blues Image 3:03
5. "Baby Blue" R. Medlocke, Charlie Hargrett, Spires 2:33
6. "Wishing Well" (Free cover) Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossoff, Tetsu Yamauchi, John Bundrick, Simon Kirke 3:11
7. "Run and Hide" R. Medlocke, Spires 3:24
8. "Train, Train (prelude)" Shorty Medlocke 0:36
9. "Train, Train" S. Medlocke 2:56
10. "Highway Song" R. Medlocke, Spires 6:59


Band members
  • Rickey Medlocke - lead vocals, guitar
  • Charlie Hargrett - guitar
  • Greg T. Walker - bass guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Jakson Spires - drums, percussion, vocals
Additional personnel
  • Pat McCaffrey - keyboards
  • Shorty Medlocke - harmonica (track 8)
  • Cub Koda - harmonica (track 9)
  • Donna D. Davis - backing vocals
  • Pamela T. Vincent - backing vocals
  • Cynthia M. Douglas - backing vocals
  • Henry "H-Bomb" Weck - percussion, recording engineer, producer
  • Al Nalli - producer