MOLLY HATCHET: Beatin The Odds LP Promo USA 1980 Southern Rockers. Check audio and video of the LP for sale


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Beatin’ the Odds is the third studio album by American southern rock band Molly Hatchet, released in 1980. This is the first album with new vocalist Jimmy Farrar, who replaced Danny Joe Brown.

“Beatin’ The Odds” is the third studio album by American Southern Rock band Molly Hatchet, released in September 1980

Label: Epic ‎– FE 36572
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1980
Genre: Rock, Southern Rock

Bass – Banner Thomas
Drums – Bruce Crump
Guitar [Lead, Slide] – Dave Hlubek , Duane Roland
Guitar [Lead] – Steve Holland [R.I.P. Steve Holland. He was last remaining founding member of Molly Hatchet. He founded band together with guitarist Dave Hlubek]
Keyboards – Jai Winding
Vocals [Lead] – Jimmy Farrari


A1 Beatin’ The Odds (3:18)
Written-By – Banner Thomas , Dave Hlubek , Duane Roland
A2 Double Talker (3:15)
Written-By – Dave Hlubek , Duane Roland
A3 The Rambler (4:51)
Written-By – Dave Hlubek , Jimmy Farrar
A4 Sailor (3:51)
Written-By – Banner Thomas
B1 Dead And Gone (4:22)
Written-By – Banner Thomas , Jimmy Farrar
B2 Few And Far Between (3:38)
Written-By – Bruce Crump , Steve Holland
B3 Penthouse Pauper (3:18)
Written-By – J.C. Fogerty*
B4 Get Her Back (3:03)
Written-By – Duane Roland
B5 Poison Pen (3:05)
Written-By – Dave Hlubek , Steve Holland

Beatin’ The Odds, 1980
From the outside, the lyrics to this one seemed self-explanatory. Could there possibly be a Hatchet without the gruff delivery of Danny Joe Brown? Unthinkable! And yet with album number three, the group’s Jimmy Farrar years began. An ode to triumph over adversity, Beatin’ The Odds made fools of the disbelievers.

Album – Billboard (North America)
Year Chart Position
1980 Pop Albums 25
Singles – Billboard (North America)
Year Single Chart Position
1981 “”The Rambler”” Pop Singles 91
Certifier Certification Sales
RIAA (U.S.) Platinum 1,000,000

5.0 out of 5 stars The Survival of Molly Hatchet,
Beatin’ The Odds is one of those few albums where I love EVERY track on it. I was totally unaware of the changes in the band on first listening to this album (when it was on LP). Molly Hatchet took a risk featuring a new front-man on this album, but their successful formula of Southern Rock was impressively maintained. Beatin’ The Odds is a musical testament to a band who never gave up when the going got rough and still let the show go on for their fans. Whether or not you are a Hatchet fan, you gotta respect a band for such vigilance. Each well written song & takes a hold of your soul. If you like the bluesy tones of the Allman Brothers and Lyrnd Skynrd-make this album a part of your collection-and you’ll want more Hatchet!

5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff,
Beatin The Odds is a well played record and well produced. Tom Werman, famed rock producer did the chores here and the quality shows it. There is not a wasted track here and this is one LP all fans of southern rock should own.
Fans of Molly Hatchet or southern rock should buy it to hear his powerful and distinctive rock voice.
5.0 out of 5 stars Hands down the greatest Southern Rock album ever,
This album is so darn great. This album feels like a greatest hits because every single song is so awesome, but some of the highlights would be “”Beatin the odds””, “”The Rambler””, “”Few and far between””, “”Sailor””, and “”Penthouse Pauper””. I got into these guys way before I did LYNYRD SKYNYRD, and really they’re quite a bit better in my opinion. Molly Hatchets first three albums, beat Lynyrd Skynyrd first three albums, by a long shot. I remember when this one was fighting AC/DC “”Back in Black”” on the billboard top album list back in 1980. One week AC/DC would be number one, then the next week MOLLY HATCHET would get the number one spot, and back and forth over a couple month period. Even though their self titled début was a masterpiece, this one is even better. If you’re thinking about getting into southern rock, I would definitely start with this southern fried gem first. BELIEVE ME, YOU WILL THANK ME!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Beatin the Odds is a keeper.,
Beatin’ the Odds is just one of those albums that has remained under the radar for so long that people assume that it must be because it not a good album…wrong. When this record first came out, it was pretty well received by the fans, it charted at #20, just one notch below their best charting album Flirtin’ with Disaster. They were still playing to sold-out crowds, the band was tighter than ever, yet for some reason this album slipped away into rock n roll obscurity. It now the “”hidden gem”” the “”forgotten years”” etc. etc. You never hear any of these songs on classic rock radio, which isn’t saying much.

In this reviewers opinion Beatin’ the Odds is every bit as good as Flirtin’ with Disaster and almost as good as their debut record, which is saying a lot because those are Molly Hatchet best records, some of the best rock music there is.
And what about the album? What can I say, it the original line-up of Hatchet except for the vocalist Danny Joe Brown who has been replaced by Jimmy Farrar who takes over the job without skipping a beat, he fills his shoes like they were his own. As a devout Molly Hatchet fan I love DJB just as much as anyone, but I have to say Jimmy Farrar has never gotten the respect he deserves and neither has this album. Every track is a keeper, the band was on top of their game, the song-writing was still top-notch, guitar driven rock was still their priority.
1980 was a magical year for rock music and this album is part of the reason why.
5.0 out of 5 stars killer piece of work,
I absolutely love the songs Beating the odds and dead and gone. Two of my favorite songs i listened to them all the time so i thought it was time to buy the entire piece of work. Glad i did.
5.0 out of 5 stars Molly Hatchet. Beatin’ The Odds,
Frank Frazetta cover art on a vinyl album “”pops”” with beautiful color and drama that stimulates the imagination. I love the way Frazetta could “”capture the moment”” like a video on “”pause””.
5.0 out of 5 stars great riffs,
this album is as good musically as anything they have ever done, the new singer is not danny joe brown but he held his own in this album. every song is very catchy just like the first two albums, a sleeper molly album, a must have.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great LP
if you like good old fashion southern rock and roll this LP is what your looking for. i love every song on it especially ‘ailor” and ”dead and gone”
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my all-time favorite albums!,
I had this on 8 track back in high school and jammed out to it for days on end! But now that I’ve got the LP, WHAT a DIFFERENCE! The music and vocals are much better than I remembered. I should have bought this disc years ago. If you’re a Hatchet fan get this LP and you won’t be disappointed.

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