NEW ROCK CANDY RELEASES:]
The following three new Rock Candy titles are available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com for a discounted price of £10.99 including postage to anywhere in the world for the next two weeks ending on 18th November.
CANDY150 / Regional music has always been the backbone of rock &
roll. Chicago blues, Nashville country, Appellation bluegrass and
Memphis soul are just a few examples. However, it wasn't until the early
70s that, what was termed, Southern rock, first gained a foothold in
the public's wider consciousness. It was a highly stylised sound that
hailed exclusively from the American South, leaning heavily on several
influences and giving rise to a number of lauded acts, such as the
Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet and... Blackfoot.
Hailing from Jacksonville, Blackfoot's rise to prominence was, like so
many others, both slow and painful. Front man and leader Rickey Medlocke
even left the band for a while to drum with an early incarnation of
Lynyrd Skynyrd before reforming Blackfoot prior to the recording of
their debut album for Island Records and moving over to the Epic label
for this, their second, release. With three Native American Indians in
their line-up, Blackfoot's sound was part Lynyrd Skynyrd and part Led
Zeppelin, helping to consolidate a style that would later springboard
them to international acclaim in the 80s. Recorded at the famed Muscle
Shoals studio in Alabama, with notable session musicians David Hood and
Jimmy Johnson at the production helm, 'Flyin' High' was originally
released in 1976 and remains a terrific example of a band finding not
only their style but also their future.
24-bit remastering from source tapes, 4,000 word essay about the making
of the album, new interview with Rickey Medlocke, enhanced artwork and
rare photos spread out over a 16 page full colour booklet.
Track Listing: 1. Feelin' Good 2. Flyin' High 3.
Try A Little Harder 4.Stranger On The Road 5. Save Your Time 6. Dancin'
Man 7. Island Of Life 8. Junkie's Dream 9. Madness 10. Mother.