Long overdue live DVD from southern rockers...
Jacksonville southern rockers Molly Hatchet, after two excellent live albums, finally make it to DVD. Long overdue, it shows the current line-up in action, and proves why they are such a popular live act.
Amongst the hits from over 25 years we get Whiskey Man, Beatin’ The Odds and Dreams, more recent tracks and plenty of bonus material. The music ranges from hard rock to southern boogie to blues; The Creeper is one of the best hard blues/rock numbers you will ever hear.
Vocalist Phil McCourmack has a solid and strong voice, and sounds uncannily similar to original vocalist Danny Joe Brown.
The twin guitars (led by mainstay Bobby Ingram) fill out the sound well, and the keyboards of John Galvin are excellent, and in the keyboard solo almost classical.
Molly Hatchet prove their worth and are tight onstage, the music well crafted and equally well performed. The new material is just as good as the ‘classics’, although the festival crowd do start off a little apathetic. That said, a more than decent performance from the band.
Bonus material includes an interview with Ingram, and there’s an audio CD too.
Even the casual southern rock fan should enjoy this.
Review by Joe Geesin