Strikes (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1979
RecordedSubterranean Studio, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sound Suite Studios, Detroit, Michigan
Bee Jay Studios, Orlando, Florida
GenreSouthern rock, hard rock, blues rock
ProducerAl Nalli, Henry Weck
Blackfoot chronology
Flyin' High
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 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]

1."Road Fever"Rickey Medlocke3:07
2."I Got a Line on You" (Spirit cover)Randy California3:17
3."Left Turn on a Red Light"R. Medlocke, Jakson Spires4:35
4."Pay My Dues" (Blues Image cover)Blues Image3:03
5."Baby Blue"R. Medlocke, Charlie Hargrett, Spires2:33
6."Wishing Well" (Free cover)Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossoff, Tetsu Yamauchi, John Bundrick, Simon Kirke3:11
7."Run and Hide"R. Medlocke, Spires3:24
8."Train, Train (prelude)"Shorty Medlocke0:36
9."Train, Train"S. Medlocke2:56
10."Highway Song"R. Medlocke, Spires7:31


Band members[edit]

  • Rickey Medlocke – lead vocals, guitar
  • Charlie Hargrett – guitar
  • Greg T. Walker – bass guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Jakson Spires – drums, percussion, vocals

Additional personnel[edit]

  • 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


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Blackfoot - Strikes (1979) album review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-07-15.
  2. ^ "RIAA Searchable Database: search for Blackfoot". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-07-16.

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