Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Artist: Coney Hatch, Album: Outa Hand, Song: Too Far Gone

Coney Hatch were a rock band from Toronto that started out in the early eighties.  They were Andy Curran (see blog 12/2/10), Carl Dixon, Steve Shelski and Dave Ketchum.  Their popular live show eventually caught the ear of fellow Canadian rocker, Kim Mitchell, who helped the band sign with Anthem Records and produced their debut album in 1982.  That album reached gold status in Canada and was full of major rock and roll anthems like Hey Operator and Monkey Bars.  The band toured the U.S. and Canada and opened for bands like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden.  Outa Hand was their second release in 1983.  The song, Too Far Gone, is a deep album cut and a personal favourite.  You can hear it on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Omgxq0Zgw8&feature=channel_video_title).  The band would release one more album in 1985 before calling it quits.  They have reformed at various times over the last couple of decades.  A retrospective was released in 1993 that features all of their hits but does not include this track.  You can purchase the album, Outa Hand, on Itunes.  Both Carl Dixon and Andy Curran have released albums during the years since Coney Hatch's demise.  Carl has actually toured as a member of the Guess Who and April Wine as well.  You can follow Carl at http://www.carldixon.com/.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!