Molly Hatchet – The Deed Is Done [1984]

Country USA          Style Southern Rock/Hard Rock

Rating 91/100

Band Members
Danny Joe Brown – Vocals, Dave Hlubek – Guitar, Duane Roland – Guitar, John Galvin – Keyboards, Riff West – Bass, Bruce Crump – Drums

Additional Musicians
Jimmy Jamison,Tom DeLuca,Steve Bassett,Terry Manning – Background vocals, Jim Horne – Saxophone

Tracks
01. Satisfied Man (4:57), 02. Backstabber (4:12), 03. She Does She Does (6:06), 04. Intro Piece (1:15), 05. Stone In Your Heart (4:14), 06. Man On The Run (4:09), 07. Good Smoke And Whiskey (3:33), 08. Heartbreak Radio (3:27), 09. I Ain’t Got You (2:30), 10. Straight Shooter (3:46), 11. Song For The Children (2:31)

PROFILE

Molly Hatchet is an American southern metal band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1975. They are known for their hit song “Flirtin’ with Disaster” from the album of the same title. The band, founded by Dave Hlubek and Steve Holland, took its name from a prostitute who allegedly mutilated and decapitated her clients. Most of Molly Hatchet album covers feature heroic fantasy inspired art, some of which were painted by artists Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo.

The Deed Is Done is the sixth studio album by American southern rock band Molly Hatchet, released in 1984. This is the first Molly Hatchet album with only two guitarists, after Steve Holland had been replaced by ex-Danny Joe Brown Band keyboard player John Galvin. The sound of the album is quite different from the southern rock of the band’s earlier offerings, completing the transition towards more commercial and FM-friendly hard rock.

The first and the best song on here, “Satisfied Man,” is an upbeat keyboard-and-guitar-riff anthem that begins with a mid-tempo drumbeat (instead of a fast guitar riff– shocker!), and doesn’t let up from there. It’s a great driving song with great backing vocals that makes you wanna sing along with it. The next best song on the album is the MTV hit “Stone In Your Heart” which is preceded by a keyboard intro piece (another shocker!) which is actually listed as a separate track. To the band’s credit, this song could have been very nearly maudlin, but it turns out to be a catchy song with “na-na-na-NA-na” background vocals.

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2 Responses to “Molly Hatchet – The Deed Is Done [1984]”

  1. Chris Jordan says:

    Not a “complete” album, lot’s of filler here, but the three songs that standout are: Satisfied Man, Stone In Your Heart, and She Does. Those three are close to being the best songs they ever recorded- making this their second best album ever.

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  2. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an very long
    comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say great
    blog!

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