This Lynyrd Skynyrd -style, blues rock outfit emerged from the US deep south. The name derived from a tale of a woman in seventeenth-century Salem who beheaded her lovers with an axe after sleeping with them. The initial line-up comprised Dave Hlubek (guitar), Steve Holland (guitar), Duane Roland (3 December 1952, Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA, d. 19 June 2006, St. Augustine, Florida, USA; guitar), Banner Thomas (bass), Danny Joe Brown (b. 25 August 1951, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, d. 10 March 2005, Davie, Florida, USA; vocals) and Bruce Crump (drums). Their 1978 debut album, produced by Tom Werman (of Cheap Trick and Ted Nugent fame), was an instant success, with its three-pronged guitar onslaught and gut-wrenching vocals. The band then achieved a US Top 20 placing with their second album, Flirtin With Disaster. Brown was replaced by Jimmy Farrar in 1980, before the recording of the bands third album, Beatin The Odds. Farrars vocals were...
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