Wednesday 15 April 2020

Molly Hatchet - Flirtin' with Disaster (1979)

The second album from this US band.

The band was a sextet with a lineup of harmonica, guitars, drums, bass and vocals.
They were helped by three guest musicians who provided keyboards, percussion and vocals.

This band is one of those who had a great career at the end of the 1970s in the arenas as warm up acts before their stars waned a bit and was mostly extinguished. They have had a good career in the later years as the general public has re-discovered bands like Molly Hatchet. And with good reason.

This album was a multi-million seller and their biggest selling album.

The music is a mix of southern rock and hard rock. The album starts with the rather good Whiskey Man where the vocalist and the band is on top form. The album drops in quality with the The Rolling Stone/The Valentinos cover It's All Over Now before the order is restored on the rest of the album.

The title track was a big hit. It is a very good driving your car song on the US highways.... and everywhere else where there is a road.

The rest of the album has some entertaining southern rock and hard rock. The music is uncomplicated feel good with some good details.

I will file this album as a semi-essential southern rock album in my record collection for later pleasures. This album screams out to be played on my 90th years birthday.

3 points

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