Thursday, May 24, 2007

Another Great Debut from the Past

Today in Music History:

1941, Born on this day, Robert Zimmerman, (Bob Dylan), US folk singer, songwriter. Released over 40 albums since 1964, major influence on The Beatles and The Rolling Stones during the 60's.
Molly HatchetMolly Hatchet's 1978 debut album can be ranked up there as one of the best debut albums of all time. This is one album I never tire of listening to. Although branded as Southern rock, many of the tunes on this album border on metal. From the opening chords of the first track, Molly Hatchet comes out of the chute kicking and screaming and you know you're in for a hell of a ride. Hatchet's three guitar assault never lets up and Danny Joe Brown's vocals meshes perfectly. Songs like The Creeper and The Price You Pay are so good, the guitars so nasty, that chills will run up and down your spine. On their cover of the Allman Brothers Dreams I'll Never See, they take the song and make it their own, with beautifully layered guitars. All props to the Allman brothers but Hatchet's version kills. All in all, a splendid debut album from a band that, in true Southern fashion, has had its share of ups and downs. And Danny Joe Brown proves that he is a singer to be reckoned with. No serious music collection should be missing this one.

The Price You Pay
The Creeper
Buy It

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