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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 27, 1986
  • Release Date: May 27, 1986
  • Label: Epic
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  • Total Length: 36:09
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  • ASIN: B00138KCMY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 68 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,929 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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By Bill M. VINE VOICE on October 20, 2008
Format: Audio CD
It's now two thousand eight in the year of our Lord, and this means just one thing for most; it's the 30th anniversary of Molly Hatchet's self-titled debut album!! OK, that was a considerable stretch, but all hyperbole aside, this is in my opinion Molly Hatchet's best album by far. And it's probably the only Molly Hatchet album a non Southern Rock fanatic will ever need, or likely want. I will concede that if you are a hardcore Southern Rock fan there are certainly other MH albums that you will want to own, and you likely already do. So, with that being said, if you are a hardcore fan there is no reason for you to "go postal" about this non-hardcore fan's review. So please, just grab your jug of "shine" and settle down.

Now, I own several Molly Hatchet albums, but this album is really the only one that I listen to on a somewhat regular basis. And if you happen to be like me, a casual fan, this self-titled debut is really the only album in their catalogue that I would consider essential. Sure, there are some that assert 'Flirtin' With Disaster' or 'Beatin' The Odds' is better, and tastes will naturally vary, but I honestly don't see how anyone could rationally come to that conclusion. Yes, 'Flirtin'' and 'Beatin'' are good, but in my opinion this is clearly MH's best, and it's their only album that is absolutely solid from top to bottom. It features Hlubek's best songwriting, lyrically and musically, and Danny Joe Brown's best vocals. It also contains a remake of 'Dreams I'll Never See', which is arguably their best song from any album, and certainly my favorite. Furthermore, although Farrar's vocals on 'Beatin'' are good, they're not even close to being as good as DJB's from this album.

In conclusion, as you likely already know, Molly Hatchet is a top-tier Southern Rock band, 'Molly Hatchet' is their best album, and if there is a better band named after a deranged prostitute utterly unconcerned with repeat business I am certainly unaware of it.
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I finally found a good sounding version of Hatchet's debut album. This 2012 import really does the trick. I remember years ago when cd's first came out I bought Hatchet's debut cd from Epic. It just didn't have that crisp edge to the sound that this album deserves. Until now. If you want to get a great sounding version of Hatchet's debut album on cd, this is the one for you. I'm very happy with the way this cd sounds. Better than any other version that I have heard before. So if you want to upgrade go with this 2012 import. You won't be disappointed.
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When this album came out I was in highschool and the late great Ronnie Van Zant was gone.
All I can say is thank Odin for Molly Hatchet, at that moment they were just what I needed to keep rockin until the 80's started.
As musicians they were technically far better guitar players than skynyrd could have ever hoped to have been. I witnessed this live in Philly when they sold out 3 shows in a row, they were just as good live as they were on their albums, but when the late Danny Joe Brown left the band after the first 2 albums, it was the beginning of the end for them.
The 80's came along and musical taste was changing including mine and by the time Danny came back the southern rock era was dead, and new wave and MTV had taken over which turned out to be rocks last great decade.
In the 90's rap, rap rock and a depressing suicidal artist named kurt cobain put the final nails in the rock and roll coffin and it don't look like rocks ever coming back again.
I'm so glad I grew up in the seventies, the phoney hippie Woodstock movement was dead and gone and groups like deep purple, Black Sabbath, Zepplin, Skynyrd etc. were thriving.
Those were the days and I was there.
Hail Odin!!!!!!!!!
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I must admit I avoided Molly Hatchet for years because WAY back I mistakenly assumed they were heavy metal (at least for back then in the early '80s)--wrong, of course. Then I heard that they were just lame Skynyrd ripoffs--wrong again! I'd been familiar with the song "Flirtin' With Disaster" for many years, since that was their only really big hit, but I assumed it was probably the only decent song they had--WRONG!!! Better late than never....after hearing this debut album of theirs, I've been kicking myself for not buying it 25 years ago. It smokes! Great songs, great musicianship, great singing from Danny J.B.....a winner on all counts! As for supposedly being Skynyrd ripoffs, that is a very narrow-minded and unfair accusation. Yes, it is obvious that the similarities are there. You'll hear a guitar riff, a melody, or a lyric that is obviously taken straight from a Skynyrd song, but I prefer to look at MH as a tributary to Skynyrd, not a knockoff. Their coming onto the scene in 1978--right after the Skynyrd plane crash--was perfect timing....a perfect time to take hold of the torch from Skynyrd in producing great southern rock in honor of Skynyrd, not in spite of them. Any Skynyrd fan, with this more positive attitude in mind, will LOVE the first two Molly Hatchet albums!!!

After the second album though (Flirtin' With Disaster), things started going downhill. Danny J.B.'s replacement just didn't have that classic Southern sound, if you ask me. And even when Danny Joe came back in 1985, things still didn't improve, song-wise. I bought their CD "No Guts, No Glory" from that year, and it's TERRIBLE. The only good song is "Fall of the Peacemakers.
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