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Author: Subject: Molly Hatchet Live @ the Agora Ballroom Atlanta, Ga. 4/20/79

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  posted on 1/3/2011 at 10:49 PM
Very powerful cd I got turned onto this weekend! On tour supporting their first album doing the covers T for Texas & Crossroads sounding very much like Skynyrd in their prime. Was anyone from this form there on that date or have any of you heard this album before?

 

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  posted on 1/3/2011 at 10:56 PM
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sounding very much like Skynyrd in their prime


That was the knock on them at the time.

I loved Hatchet. Still remember cranking the 8-tracks of the 1st 2 albums to psych me up for mid terms junior year. Ya, I know...

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  posted on 1/3/2011 at 11:41 PM
This is a very energetic disc! Skynyrd wasn't around to bring the hard edged dixie-fried rock to the masses so it makes sense that someone like Hatchet would fill the gap. I don't see it as detracting from Hatchet's musical integrity that they played and sounded a bit like Skynyrd. They were a good bridge between Skynyrd and Blackfoot. I definitely prefer the 4/20/79 over Double Trouble Live from 1985 where they actually covered "Freebird."

 

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  posted on 1/4/2011 at 09:06 AM
I was there that night (spent many nights at the Agora, and before that when it was Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom), best I remember it was a packed house. They were not my cup off tea then or now, but I always enjoyed going to concerts there.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2011 at 12:02 PM
Good album. I prefer it to Double Trouble also. I saw them in August that year in Newcastle UK playing a warm up show for their Reading Festival appearance 2 days later. Only 2 shows the original line up played in the UK as far as I'm aware. Great show it was too! Reckon they were amazed that anyone even knew who they were but Newcastle was always a bit of a "southern rock" stronghold for some reason.

 

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