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Artist: Coney Hatch

Title: Coney Hatch

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Category: Melodic Rock

Year: 1982

Label: Mercury Records

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Carl Dixon vocals, guitars
Steve Shelski guitars
Andy Curran vocals, bass
Dave Ketchum drums

2006 Rock Candy reissue featuring 3 bonus tracks


1.  Devil's Deck  4:25
2.  You Ain't Got Me  3:25
3.  Stand Up  3:30
4.  No Sleep Tonight  3:21
5.  Love Poison  3:43
6.  We Got The Night  3:08
7.  Hey Operator  3:15
8.  I'll Do The Talkin'  3:06
9.  Victim Of Rock  3:16
10.  Monkey Bars  4:14
11.  Dreamland bonus track  3:43
12.  Where I Draw The Line bonus track  3:54
13.  Sin After Sin bonus track  4:00
Total Running Time:  47:00

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Rockhead Date: May 28, 2004 at 4:19
A classic rock debut and then some. This is an awesome set of songs, well produced and played with passion. Hey Operator, Stand Up, We got the night are my favourites but in all honesty it is all uniformly excellent. A near perfect balance of melody and crunch. Recommended for any fan of quality melodic rock

From: AOR freaky Date: May 28, 2004 at 8:29
FANTASTIC hardrock record, one of the very best EVER made ! Listen to opener 'Devil's Deck' and you will know what I mean. Superb ! Heavy and melodic ! RECOMMENDED !

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From: Jez Date: May 28, 2004 at 9:56
Mega Kim Mitchell produced debut, and one that ranks up there with the very best. How this didn't manage to sell by the bucketloads is a mystery aswell as being a crime in itself. The re-issue on cd a few years back also featured an excellent bonus track - 'Dreamland'. One of the best cd's ever to come out of Canada and i don't say that lightly - ESSENTIAL.

From: Rycheage Date: May 28, 2004 at 11:38
There are some excellent tracks on here which still stand the test of time for me at least, namely 'Devils Deck', and the fast melodic flow of 'We Got The Night'. An anthem for 1982 if ever there was one. The quirky 'Monkey Bars' deserves a mention, very much like a Max Webster tune. 'Hey Operator' was a commercial attempt, as was 'You Ain't Got Me'. Elsewhere, songs like 'Love Poison', 'Victim Of Rock' and 'Stand Up' all demand attention. An ESSENTIAL purchase, I agree.

From: Aero Force Mike Date: May 29, 2004 at 15:00
A great record like all of Coney Hatch's stuff... but personally I think I'll Do the Talkin' and Monkey Bars are godawful songs, really flat and pathetic vocals - namely the two songs sung by Andy Curran I believe (reminiscent of Ace Frehley) that don't flow well with the album, they stick out like Ted's own-sung songs on his Penetrator LP; songs which took away from the fluidic brilliance of all the other great songs. So I may have to hit skip twice, but other than that, it's a great album.

From: Aero Force Mike Date: May 29, 2004 at 15:01
The 'Ted' in reference to, is Ted Nugent i meant to say.

From: Metalhead Date: November 11, 2004 at 16:32
To me Steve Shelski is another one of those great guitarists that didn't get enough recognition. How can one describe the solo on "We Got The Night" except amazing. Also agree with the above comment, Andy Curran should have not allowed to sing here.

From: Metalhead66 Date: November 11, 2004 at 17:20
The guy is right!! Steve is really an under-rated Guitar Player,but the band itself was also under-rated! This is the best they put out. Friction was a little mellower...Alas we need more of these Bands.9/10!

From: Metalhead Date: December 6, 2004 at 12:45
Got another listen to this one & still blown away by We Got The Night solo! Reminded me of that of My Sharona. Shelski didn't have the best tone (EVH's 'BROWN' is IMO the best in hard rock along with George Lynch's & Sykes') but it worked for him well. An undiscovered guitar hero is what we have here.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 16, 2005 at 20:26
El segundo mejor album de los Coney Hatch buenos temas como You Ain't Got Me, We Got the Night (par de TEMAZOS) Hey Operator, Devils Deck un estilo a Loverboy o Night Ranger de esa epoca pero claro un poco mas duros. este y el del 85 Recomendados.

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From: Jez Date: September 6, 2005 at 15:04
The newly re-mastered version is now avaliable on Rock Candy and sounds fabulous. It also includes 3 bonus tracks 'Dreamland' (which was also on the first re-issue a few years back), 'Where I Draw The Line' (which also featured on the 'Best Of' album and 'Sin After Sin' which is a demo recording from the first album sessions. If you haven't yet got this one then now is the time.

From: AOR freaky Date: September 7, 2005 at 3:00
I fully agree with Jez on this one ! It sounds better than ever ! FANTASTIC hardrock !

From: Wotty Date: September 12, 2005 at 14:24
Received this at the weekend and played it numerous times.I bought it on recommendation and it's top M.H.R.To my ears Devil's Deck and Monkey Bars are blinding tracks,well played,well sung !!! Now where's my alter-ego ???

From: Geoff Date: October 15, 2005 at 3:10
Well, I guess every 'classic' needs an opposing opinion. I don't mean to create enemies at all and that is not my intention, but my honest thoughts on this... nice VERY straight ahead hard rock. Nothing shabby at all, but for me, there are just no memorable songs here. It's nice simple riff and held back chorus stuff... no massive hooks or soaring melodies, which granted is not the aim here, and therefore, unfortunately, not for me personally. If it's your thing, though, enjoy. Cheers.

From: Remastered Reason Date: February 20, 2006 at 23:53
Not the best of the 3 albums they had but "Monkey Bars" simply rocks with crunching guitars & sweaty vocals by Andy Curran & stands out as the best tune here. "Hey Operator" sung by Carl Dixon is an Aldo Nova penned tune & fits in fine also as a melodic favorite. Overall, a good disc & now newly remastered with bonus tracks. What more could you want?

From: lalorock Date: December 18, 2006 at 23:46
Gran disco, un clásico de canciones llenas de guitarrazos,no tan melódicos como su tercer album que es mi favorito, pero este album es más original y con ese sonido hard rock de comienzos de los 80´s hacen de este Coney Hatch un "obligado" para cualquier buen coleccionista de hard rock del "bueno" y que desea pasarla bien con este excelente album, canciones a destacar Devil´s deck,Stand up,Love poison,Hey operator, como dije antes poca melodía pero esta presente ese feeling y guitarras propias.

From: hair metal again Date: August 8, 2011 at 1:25
excellent debut by CONEY HATCH back in 82 with kim mitchell in production.this is straight,guitarish hard rockin music by the young for the young!many good riffs ,nice vocs and a solid rhythm section .as a result you got many good songs like "love poison","monkey bars","devil s deck" and "stand up".very good release

From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 2, 2011 at 22:33
Good debut by Coney Hatch!!!...i remember back in the day when they first appeared that many of the rockers of that time were quite interested in this "new Canadian Hard Rock sensation"(including myself!!! )...best songs are "Devil's Deck","No Sleep Tonight","Love Poison","We Got The Night"(rocks!),"Hey Operator"(a goodie)& "Victim Of Rock"...recommended stuff...80/100

From: elljam Date: January 4, 2012 at 9:12
I always thought that the Carl Dixon should have been the sole lead vocalist as Andy Curran's voice was too quirky for straight ahead hard rock. This album would have been a real killer without Curran's vocals. Stand out tracks include "Victim of rock" & "We got the night" but the classics are "Devil's Deck" & "Hey operator" which remain two of my all time favourites.

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