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Molly Hatchet - Greatest Hits [Expanded]

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  • Of all the Southern rock bands who followed in the footsteps of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet was probably closest to the original, at least in term of their sound. Hatchet’s songwriting, however, could never hope to compete with Ronnie Van Zandt and company. Not to say they didn’t try, and thier expanded greatest hits CD places them a notch above, say, a lightweight act like .38 Special. The best tracks on the album are “Flirtin’ With Disaster,” Hatchet’s best known song, the Skynyrd-referenced “Gator Country” an ace Allman Brothers cover “Dreams I’ll Never See” and the burning rockers “Whiskey Man” and “Bounty Hunter.” Of the extra tracks included on the CD, the cover of “It’s All Over Now” stands out. On the downside, the live material is fairly flat and the two new songs recorded for the collection (1990) are relatively forgettable.Overall, a decent collection of second generation southern boogie for those who can’t get enough Skynyrd.

    Posted on March 2, 2010