Track Of The Day: Classic Blackfoot
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Classic Rock’s Geoff Barton recently attended the Sweden Rock festival – and one of the highlights of the event was a memorable performance by southern rockers Blackfoot!
Here’s what Barton has to say:
There’s no Rickey Medlocke these days, of course, but old-timers Charlie Hargrett (guitar) and Greg T. Walker (bass) are still holding the fort. However, the star of the show turned out to be an old bearded dude in a denim shirt with his guitar held high – Bobby ‘Axe’ Barth. With his humble stage presence and easy blues voice, Barth’s laid-back style on Fly Away, Highway Song and Train Train was just perfect on a sunny Swedish afternoon.
Good to hear Blackfoot are alive and kicking in 2009… but now for a dose of classic Blackfoot.
Our Track Of The Day is taken from a home recording from back in Blackfoot’s memorable ‘bar band’ days, recorded at the Searchlight Lounge in Stanhope, New Jersey in the winter of 1974 (just before they started recording their first album).
It’s a cover of The Yardbirds’ Shapes Of Things and you can download it here.