Beatin' the Odds (Molly Hatchet album)

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Beatin' the Odds
Cover art by Frank Frazetta
Studio album by Molly Hatchet
Released September 1980
Recorded Bee Jay Recording Studios, Orlando, Florida
Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Southern rock, hard rock
Length 32:35
Label Epic
Producer Tom Werman
Molly Hatchet chronology
Flirtin' with Disaster
Beatin' the Odds
Take No Prisoners
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Beatin' the Odds is the third studio album by American southern rock band Molly Hatchet, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). This is the first album with new vocalist Jimmy Farrar, who replaced Danny Joe Brown.[2] A remastered edition of the album was issued in 2008 by Rock Candy Records, with four live bonus tracks and extensive liner notes. The remastering was directed by famous British producer Jon Astley.

The cover art for the album was 'Conan the Conqueror' by Frank Frazetta.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Beatin' the Odds" (Banner Thomas, Dave Hlubek, Duane Roland) – 3:18
  2. "Double Talker" (Hlubek, Roland) – 3:15
  3. "The Rambler" (Hlubek, Jimmy Farrar) – 4:50
  4. "Sailor" (Thomas) – 3:50
  5. "Dead and Gone" (Thomas, Farrar) – 4:22
  6. "Few and Far Between" (Bruce Crump, Steve Holland) – 3:40
  7. "Penthouse Pauper" (John Fogerty) – 3:18
  8. "Get Her Back" (Roland) – 3:03
  9. "Poison Pen" (Hlubek, Holland) – 3:06

2008 re-issue live bonus tracks[edit]

Recorded live at The Lakeland Civic Centre, Lakeland, Florida, on 31 December 1980

  1. "Beatin' the Odds"
  2. "Few and Far Between"
  3. "Penthouse Pauper"
  4. "Dead and Gone"


Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]


  • Tom Werman - producer
  • Gary Ladinsky - engineer, mixing
  • Bill Vermillion, Gary Pritikin - assistant engineers
  • Pat Armstrong - executive producer, director
  • Frank Frazetta - cover painting


Album - Billboard (North America)[3]

Year Chart Position
1980 Pop Albums 25

Singles - Billboard (North America)[4]

Year Single Chart Position
1981 "The Rambler" Pop Singles 91
Certifier Certification Sales
RIAA (U.S.)[5] Platinum 1,000,000


  1. ^ Smith, Michael B. "Molly Hatchet Beatin' the Odds review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 
  2. ^ "History". Dirk's Unofficial Molly Hatchet Site. Retrieved 2011-04-17. 
  3. ^ "Beatin' the Odds Billboard albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-04-17. 
  4. ^ "Beatin' the Odds Billboard singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-04-17. 
  5. ^ "Gold & Platinum searchable database". RIAA. Retrieved 16 April 2011.