Back Covers: Coney Hatch (1982)

Since the mighty Can Rock act Coney Hatch is playing this sleepy northern town tomorrow night (November23rd) I thought why not do a Back-Cover feature on what I would consider a ‘Classic’  album!

This self-titled debut came out in 1982 and I think if memory serves me correct I had read about Coney Hatch and seen the adds for the self-titled release in the Canadian Magazine ‘Music Express’ which always featured a bunch of Candian Artists as well as International Artists. Thanks to Music Express I was kept in the loop on what was going on in Canada.

Back in 1982, I was 15 really into Hard Rock. When I seen the back cover photo of the band (courtesy of David Street) I was hooked as here are four young Rock Guys( Dave Ketchum/Andy Curran/Carl Dixon/Steve Shelski) who had the look and by the time I got through the album, Coney had the songs as well.

A pretty simple shot but it’s effective. You get the gist that if a picture could say 1000 words this would be one of them.  Plus with song titles like Devils Deck/Victim of Rock/I’ll Do The Talkin/Stand Up you know this 40-minute slab of vinyl will kick your ass!

It did!

From there I purchased anything and everything Coney Hatch put out after that. Outta Hand (1983) Friction (1985) and Four(2012) are all solid additions to anyone’s music collection

Looking forward to Finally checking out  Coney 2019 Live with Sean Kelly/Carl/Dave and Andy after waiting oh for what? Three and a half decades!

Better late than never they say!




24 thoughts on “Back Covers: Coney Hatch (1982)”

      1. Oh yeah for sure Mikey! You should get the first two Coney albums as they have bonus tracks on them. Maybe even Friction does.
        I will ask em about a live album! Chris Murphy shot me down with that idea so we will see what they say…


  1. I recognize that name Sean Kelly – was he a 10 questions feature? I have a memory of someone giving thoughtful answers & being grateful and it feels like it might have been him.
    Enjoy the show tonight, Deke!

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      1. Oh good, my memory wasn’t so muddy after all!
        I sometimes feel different about an artist after an interview, for better or worse depending on their attitude.
        I remember reading an interview with Bruce Springsteen where the interviewer was surprised that Bruce arrived to the magazine office early, with no PR people, and so they decided to just wander down to a local pub and chat over a pint. Needless to say, I liked the Boss even more after reading that!

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      2. Your memory is sharp as a tack fella!
        Brent in one of his books tells the story of two buddies of his backpacking in Europe and at some tourist spot the guy standing next to them was Springsteen. They chatted and bruce invited them to his show (he was doing an solo acoustic tour of Europe) to there show. Said there would be tickets at the door for them.
        Brent’s two buddies weren’t sure as to travel the 2 hours get there and nothing. But it was a gamble worth taking so they went.
        Tickets were at the door as promised and they ended up in the front row.
        Springsteen came out looked down and pointed to them and said ‘Hey Fella’s” and began the show!
        Is that friggin Gold or what?!!

        True Story!

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