Rattlesnake Rock 'N' Roll: The Best of Blackfoot

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Southern rock's last great gasp is spelled out on this 18-track compilation. Wisely leaving off anything from the weak albums No Reservations, Siogo, Vertical Smiles, and Rick Medlocke & Blackfoot and cherry-picking from the rest of Blackfoot's output, this slims the group's best down to a nice solid chunk of heavy twin Southern rock guitars, macho lyrics, and thundering drumbeats. While some naysayers will point to the group's "Highway Song" as being little more than a spirited "Free Bird" knockoff, the guitar interplay between Medlocke and Charlie Hargrett is well worth the listen. Other highlights include "Train Train," "Left Turn on a Red Light," and a cover of Free's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Southern rock's last great gasp is spelled out on this 18-track compilation. Wisely leaving off anything from the weak albums No Reservations, Siogo, Vertical Smiles, and Rick Medlocke & Blackfoot and cherry-picking from the rest of Blackfoot's output, this slims the group's best down to a nice solid chunk of heavy twin Southern rock guitars, macho lyrics, and thundering drumbeats. While some naysayers will point to the group's "Highway Song" as being little more than a spirited "Free Bird" knockoff, the guitar interplay between Medlocke and Charlie Hargrett is well worth the listen. Other highlights include "Train Train," "Left Turn on a Red Light," and a cover of Free's "Wishing Well." Another special bonus is three tracks from Highway Song Live, a U.K.-only release that clearly illustrates what a potent live combination the original quartet truly was.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/21/2007
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227997670
  • Catalog Number: 237180
  • Sales rank: 39,697

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blackfoot Primary Artist
Cub Koda Harmonica
Neal Casal Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals, Lead
Charlie Hargrett Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Rikki Mayr Bass
Rick Medlocke Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Shorty Medlocke Banjo, Harmonica
Gunner Ross Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Jakson "Thunderfoot" Spires Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Greg T. Walker Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Janis Joplin Composer
Benny Andersson Composer
Ben Grosse Producer
Dan Hersch Remastering
David Hood Producer
Bill Inglot Remastering
Gregory Isaacs Composer
Jimmy Johnson Producer
Jimmy Johnson Producer
Rick Medlocke Composer, Producer
Shorty Medlocke Composer
Al Nalli Producer
Gary Rossington Author
Jakson "Thunderfoot" Spires Composer
Björn Ulvaeus Composer
Henry Weck Producer
Geoff Gans Artwork, Art Direction
Patrick Milligan Liner Notes
Zenon de Fleur Composer
Traditional Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the good ole days

    good greatest hits album..brings back great memories of great times..neal casal, lead and rythym guitar, backing vocals makes this one especially worth listening to

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