"Four" track listing:
01. Blown Away
02. Boys Club
03. Down & Dirty
04. Do It Again
07. We Want More
08. Devil U Know
10. Keep Drivin'
11. Holdin' On
CONEY HATCH is:
Carl Dixon (lead vocal, guitar)
Andy Curran (vocals, bass)
Steve Shelski (lead guitar)
Dave Ketchum (drums)
'Four' is the fourth album by the Canadian group 'Coney Hatch’.
The fourth album, so you instantly think of young guys, but nothing is less true. It’s from 1985 since they released something. Formed back in the early '80s in Toronto Canada, original members Andy Curran, Carl Dixon, Dave Ketchum and Steve Shelski released three records on Anthem Records in Canada and Polygram for the rest of the world. The band toured relentlessly and played support slots on tour with the likes of JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, ACCEPT, TED NUGENT and CHEAP TRICK, to name a few. After three releases and many miles of success and rocky road under their belts, the four band members went their separate ways in 1986.
The group was silent for a long time because of a major accident of the singer 'Carl Dixon.
The story of this reunion is an amazing journey that only fate could be responsible for. Late one night, on his way home from a recording session in Australia, a weary Carl Dixon had a near fatal head-on car collision that left him clinging to life. While Carl was still in an induced coma, his wife reached out to the other members of CONEY HATCH and asked them to offer words of encouragement over to the phone to Carl. She held the phone to his ear as he lay unconscious in his bed. "I told him to get better quick," says bassist/vocalist Andy Curran. "I said we had a lot more rockin' to do with CONEY HATCH. I really didn't think we'd play together again but it just came out of my mouth… and Carl remembered it!"
After many operations, Band-Aids, stitches, titanium rods, doctors, nurses, medicine and sheer gut-determination Carl Dixon returned to the stage with his three original bandmates in August of 2010 in Hamilton Ontario in front of 7,500 hungry HATCH fans. News of that show travelled fast and the original CONEY HATCH was soon invited to play Firefest 2011 for their first time ever in the U.K.! The rave reviews flooded in after that sweaty night in Nottingham and the band returned to their homeland to find a record deal offer waiting for an all new CONEY HATCH record.
Now they’re back in 2013 with a sequel to the first three albums. And it is in line with the first three with the difference that it has more depth. they sound enthusiastic and with the two voices of Carl Dixon and Andy Curran it sounds nice, full and varied.
There are some AC / DC grooves in several songs like sitting in 'Down and Dirty' and 'Connected' and the Angel City cover 'Marseille'.
It’s an Old- school hard rock album. Good Job !!!!!!
Welcome back guys.