Flirtin' with Disaster

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Flirtin' with Disaster
Molly Hatchet - Flirtin' with Disaster.jpg
Cover art by Frank Frazetta
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1979 (1979-09)
StudioBee Jay Recording Studios, Orlando, Florida
Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, California
GenreSouthern rock, hard rock
Length38:17
LabelEpic
ProducerTom Werman, Pat Armstrong
Molly Hatchet chronology
Molly Hatchet
(1978)
Flirtin' with Disaster
(1979)
Beatin' the Odds
(1980)
Singles from Flirtin' with Disaster
  1. "Jukin' City" / "Gunsmoke"
    Released: 1979
  2. "It's All Over Now" / "Good Rockin'"
    Released: 1979
  3. "Flirtin' with Disaster" / "Gunsmoke"
    Released: 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideC+[2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal7/10[3]

Flirtin' with Disaster is the second studio album by American southern rock band Molly Hatchet, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). In 2001, Sony Music re-issued the album under their subsidiary label Epic/Legacy with the production of Jeff Magid and four bonus tracks. It is their best-selling album.

The cover is a painting by Frank Frazetta entitled "Dark Kingdom."

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Whiskey Man" (Danny Joe Brown, Bruce Crump, Dave Hlubek, Steve Holland) – 3:38
  2. "It's All Over Now" (Bobby Womack, Shirley Jean Womack) – 3:40 (The Valentinos cover)
  3. "One Man's Pleasure" (Brown, Hlubek, Duane Roland) – 3:24
  4. "Jukin' City" (Brown, Hlubek, Holland) – 3:46
  5. "Boogie No More" (Brown, Crump, Hlubek, Holland, Roland, Banner Thomas) – 6:08
Side two
  1. "Flirtin' with Disaster" (Brown, Hlubek, Thomas) – 5:00
  2. "Good Rockin'" (Brown, Crump, Hlubek, Holland, Roland, Thomas) – 3:17
  3. "Gunsmoke" (Crump, Roland) – 3:11
  4. "Long Time" (Brown, Hlubek, Holland) – 3:19
  5. "Let the Good Times Roll" (Brown, Hlubek, Holland) – 2:56
Bonus tracks on 2001 Sony remaster
  1. "Silver and Sorrow" (Brown, Crump, Hlubek, Holland, Roland, Thomas) – 3:36 (demo)
  2. "Flirtin' with Disaster" (Brown, Hlubek, Thomas) – 6:15 (live from Jacksonville, FL in 1980)
  3. "One Man's Pleasure" (Brown, Hlubek, Roland) – 3:16 (live from Jacksonville, FL in 1980)
  4. "Cross Road Blues" (Robert Johnson) – 4:13 (live from Jacksonville, FL in 1980)

Personnel[edit]

Molly Hatchet
Additional musicians
Production

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1986 2x Platinum (+ 2,000,000)[6]
Canada CRIA 1982 Gold (+ 50,000)[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theakstone, Rob. "Molly Hatchet - Flirtin' with Disaster review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-02.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: M". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 8, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (October 2003). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 1: The Seventies. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 186. ISBN 978-1894959025.
  4. ^ a b "Molly Hatchet Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on 7 April 2016. Retrieved 2017-01-20.
  5. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 32, No. 13, December 22, 1979". Library and Archives Canada. 22 December 1979. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  6. ^ "RIAA Database: Search for Molly Hatchet". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2017-01-20.
  7. ^ "Gold Platinum Database - Artist: Molly Hatchet". Music Canada. Retrieved 2017-01-20.