Somewhere in the 17th century, a time that has been described so vividly in the movies about the wild West lived Molly Hatchet, a prostitute, who used to decapitate her clients after she offered her services. Her name stayed in history, not just because of that habbit, but also because a band from Jacksonville, Florida was named after her, and wrote its own history in Southern Rock, having as a trademark Frank Frazetta’s warrior that was illustrated on its covers.
“Greatest Hits II” is a compilation that contains their best songs since “No Guts, No Glory” (1983) album, that definitely lack comparing to the ‘70s era of the band, as well as the two first albums they released in the ‘80s. some of those definitive songs though are included on the second CD, along with a new studio track.
A compilation like this is not an object for criticism for a band that has given its heart and soul, being a true legend in the history of rock. Undoubtedly, this is a great souvenir for the lucky ones that can attend their shows, as well as those who are never going to buy their complete discography. Also, hardcore fans, and completists will buy “Greatest Hits II”, for the live recordings and the new song. On the other hand, if you want to grab a taste of what the band is all about you should prefer their first “Greatest Hits” from 1985.