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Classic Album Review: Molly Hatchet | Greatest Hits

The poor man's Lynyrd Skynyrd remain forgettable. Bitchin’ album covers, though.


This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


THE STORY: For those born too late to see Lynyrd Skynyrd, there was always Molly Hatchet, who pretty much personified the Southern boogie-rock ideal of the era — six guys with greasy hair, beer bellies, biker duds and songs even their mothers can’t remember the names of. Bitchin’ album covers, though.

THE GOODS: Whiskey Man, Flirtin’ With Disaster, Beatin’ the Odds and seven other, um, hits from their first half-dozen albums from the ’70s and ’80s.

THE GOODIES: Three extra tunes that weren’t on the original 1990 version of this album. Do you care which songs? I didn’t think so.

THE DOWNSIDE: That Lynyrd Skynyrd didn’t take a bus that day, thus nipping this band’s career in the bud.

PLAY IT WHILE: Sitting in your double-wide, dipping Skoal and watching swamp buggy racing.