Molly Hatchet, from Jacksonville, Florida, were one of the biggest and best of the ‘new wave’ of Southern rock bands. Their self titled debut album was issued in 1978 and confounded the critics by selling over a million copies, making them one of the most popular live attractions in the US. And, as if to prove that it wasn’t a fluke, their follow-up album, ‘Flirtin’ With Disaster’, continued the success, selling double platinum and lodging itself in the top twenty album chart.
So, when original lead vocalist Danny Joe Brown opted to leave the band in 1980 and pursue a solo career, many thought that Hatchet’s days would be numbered. Amazingly nothing could’ve beeen further from the truth. With the appointment of new front man Jimmy Farrar they crafted yet another classic slice of southern fried rock, the prophetically titled, ‘Beatin’ The Odds’, which became yet another platinum success story.
Like its predecessors, ‘Beatin’ The Odds’ is another masterpiece of loud and proud southern rock, with guitars a blazing and guns a firing. New boy Jimmy Farrar fitted the role like he was born for the job, whilst the triple lead guitar work of Duane Rolland, Steve Holland and Dave Hlubek would give even Skynyrd a run for their money. Unquestionably this is a southern rock classic.”
24-bit remastering from original source tapes, 4 bonus tracks, 4,000 word story of the making of the album by Malcome Dome, previously unpublished photos, all spread out over a super 12 page full colour booklet.