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Coney Hatch
Genres: World Music, Metal
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Canadian rockers' third & final studio LP, originally released in 1985.


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All Artists: Coney Hatch
Title: Friction
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 4/28/1997
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Metal
Style: North America
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 066825107027


Album Description
Canadian rockers' third & final studio LP, originally released in 1985.

CD Reviews

Final Studio Album
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 11/28/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Released in 1985, Friction was the third and final album from Canadian melodic rockers Coney Hatch. The band had a great, Foreigner meets April Wine arena rock sound that should have resulted in larger success, but for whatever reason they never caught on. It's a shame, because the band's albums - Friction in particular - had all of the right elements to appeal to rock fans in the 80's.

Of their three albums, Friction was the most AOR sounding. This might have been a sign of the times, but the album has a slick, polished sound similar to what bands like Y&T, Autograph, and Foreigner were releasing at the time. It's catchy as hell, and an absolute treat for 80's melodic rock aficionados. "This Ain't Love", "Fantasy" and "Burning Love" are Friction's best tracks, but the whole album is just an 80's rock party waiting to break loose!

Two thumbs way up for this great melodic rock album. It's just about guaranteed to have you nodding your head and singing along in the car by the second track. If you're an 80's rock fan, you definitely should not overlook Coney Hatch.

NOTE: So far, Friction remains the only Coney Hatch album that has not been reissued with digitally remastered sound. One can only hope that situation will be remedied soon.
Michael Courtney | San Antonio, Texas United States | 03/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This ain't love, but it's awfully close. This is the third and, unfortunately, final album by Coney Hatch. It was a short fast run, but ultimately left me with songs I would remember and look for until Anthem Records released this on CD. The cuts that make this a great addition to a Rock collection are "State Line" and "She's Gone". I know most of you won't buy a CD for 2 songs, but there is more than that here. Coney Hatch is one of those groups that has an excellent retrospect package (BEST OF THREE) and the other great songs made that disc. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the band those tunes are "Wrong Side of Town", "Fantasy", "Girl From Last Night's Dream", and my favorite "This Ain't Love". There is also "He's a Champion", a better-than-average song. I hate saying this is the same old Coney Hatch, but in a sense it is. Again, it is radio friendly no-nonsense Rock-n-Roll. Listening to these discs again, it is hard to fathom why Coney Hatch didn't take the music world by storm. It's probably the curse of my liking them. I can only say this is one of many groups that shows the fickleness of radio and it's inability to bring great bands into every market. Of course, maybe it's the curse of living in a market, where program director's don't have their thumbs up their ---!"
Should have been bigger...
(5 out of 5 stars)

"their third and last album, listen to "Fantasy" which is a brilliant song, one of their best. Carl Dixon was a great singer, not a screamer but a real singer, closer to Coverdale than Halford. Steve Shelski was (is) above your average lead guitar player, and the rhythm section knew how to rock. famous producer max Norman did a very good job by producing this album, the sound is really amazing. a great album from a great canadian band, this is the business side of things that put an end to this band, not their music!"