Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Flirtin' With Disaster

Well it's a new year and it's time to get back to the regular life and put those vacation days behind us. To help celebrate the new year let's turn back the clock 30 years when a bona fide classic rock album kicked us all in the ass.

Flirtin' with Disaster is the second studio album by southern rock band Molly Hatchet, released in 1979. Probably their most well known album, with the title track being their best known song. The album is a 40-minute tour de force spearheaded by a triple guitar attack and the raspy trademark growl of Danny Joe Brown. This is a hard driving rock record, plain and simple with no frills or lofty concepts. There is a much more southern rock sound and feel here than their first album. Their monster debut album was more metal than southern rock. On Flirtin' things are more even keeled from start to finish. But the message was sent and received loud and clear, Molly Hatchet was in the business of hard partying and hard rocking. Flirtin' With Disaster is a true classic and a worthy member of the top 100 club.

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