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 excellent ballad "Diary Of A Workingman", "Marauder" showcases a range of depth and variety allied to their tried and trusted Southern rock. "Marauder" also sported the hit "Fly Away", which reached #42, and another triumphant Shorty Medlocke appearance on the energetic "Rattlesnake Rock n' Roller", this time with a spoken introduction and banjo solo. Album closer "Searching" is another entry to the Southern rock canon of slow building guitar epics, in the manner of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird", and their own "Highway Song". "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 "...one of the band's best hard rockers to date", and "the last great Blackfoot album".
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.
Blackfoot is a Southern rock band from Jacksonville, Florida formed in 1970. Though they are a Southern rock band, at their peak, they were more popular as a hard rock band.
They had a number of hit albums in the 1970s and early 1980s (including Strikes (1979), Tomcattin' (1980) and Marauder (1981).
The original lineup broke apart by late 1985, though not before former Uriah Heep keyboardist/songwriter Ken Hensley had joined the group during their last couple of years together.
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