One of Canada’s most beloved and iconic hard rock bands, Coney Hatch first rose to prominence back in the golden era when vinyl was king – and the preferred format of most music fans.
So, it makes perfect sense for Coney Hatch – Carl Dixon (guitars/vocals), Andy Curran (bass/vocals), Dave Ketchum (drums/vocals) and Sean Kelly (guitar/vocals) – to finally release their first-ever long-awaited live record on a 2 LP vinyl set.
The setlist reads like a “best of” for any Coney fan including songs from their debut classic 1982 Anthem/Mercury album along with selections from “Outa Hand 1983, Friction 1985 and Coney Hatch Four 2017. Coney Hatch enjoyed major radio airplay success in Canada and the USA in the early ’80s and with the help of MTV landed many prestigious special guest slots touring alongside Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Krokus, Accept, Ted Nugent, Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton, Triumph, The Tubes and Edgar Winter to name a few. They became instant press darlings with Kerrang Magazine & Sounds but didn’t actually tour overseas until 2014, where they headlined Firefest in Nottingham UK.
This first-ever Coney Hatch Live record set is available independently now through the band’s official web-store- https://rockpapermerch.com/collections/coney-hatch as well as Isotope distribution https://www.isotopemusic.com/contact.html for retail.
A limited amount of CDs will soon be made available at these same outlets.
A rock music collector’s dream, the Coney Hatch official live El Mocambo bootleg issued set will include:
- Vinyl #1 #2 #3 #4 : Live from the El Mocambo
- Hand Stamped “one of a kind” Bootleg style album jacket.
- Retro 8.5 X 11 souvenir insert with band photo, track listing + production credits.
- Re-sealable poly bag & official outer sticker with numbering.
- 100 Limited editions signed by all 4 band members.
- 200 limited editions numbered “non signed” versions.
You can check out the band’s video of the opening song – live from the legendary El Mocambo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pImoCwtKYk
The 1982 Coney Hatch debut record’ spawned such rock radio hits as “Devil’s Deck,” “Monkey Bars,” and “Hey Operator,” all of which became automatic concert favourites.
That album was also the highest-charting of the band’s career and earned them a Gold certification in Canada.
“We’re really proud of Live at The El Mocambo. It’s our first-ever live record and it captures the spirit and true sound of our band. There are some really great moments from our return to the iconic El Mocambo and it would not have happened without the passion of Elmo CEO Michael Wekerle…huge high five to Wek! ” – Andy Curran
Coney Hatch Live @ The El Mocambo Track Listing:
We Got The Night
First Time For Everything
Wrong Side of Town
Don’t Say Make Me
Some Like It Hot
No Sleep Tonight
The 15 song set was captured during the band’s Nugs.net live stream show last October 3, 2020, and was engineered by Doug McClement and mixed by Vic Florencia, both are Juno Award-winning engineers.