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Cats Can Fly - 1986 Cats Can Fly

ARTIST: Cats Can Fly
ALBUM: Cats Can Fly
SERIAL: PEC 80108 (LP), EK 80108 (CD)
YEAR: 1986


LINEUP: David Ashley - vocals, bass * Eddie Zeeman - vocals, drums, percussion * Peter Alexandre - keyboards * Mitchell James - guitars

TRACK LISTING: 01 Flippin' To The A Side * 02 Lies Are Gonna Get Ya * 03 Cold Hands Warm Heart * 04 Crazy Fever * 05 Lookin' For Love * 06 I Draw The Line * 07 Heavy Load * 08 Love You Like That * 09 Save It For The Next One * 10 One Way Or The Other

From an era where hi-tech radio friendly rock was blasted across the airwaves. This Canadian quartet are no exception. With an image that looks slightly glam and slightly new romantic, you could forgive Cats Can Fly as being another Duran Duran clone. But that's where the comparisons end. They have more in common with bands like Go West, Wang Chung, Life By Night and fellow Canadian contemporaries Platinum Blonde. It's a very keyboard dominated album, with a mixture of parping keys, along with luscious layers, and veers into the hi-tech pop playground rather than AOR. Wrabit fans will be interested to know that Lou Pomanti (who played keys on the 'West Side Kid' album from 1983), co produces the album with Lenny De Rose.

The Songs
A few of these songs go back a way, one from 1981, another from 1984, and all penned by the guys in the band alongside the band's Manager Laura Lapedus. Whatever, they are all relatively melodic and pleasant, if slightly unadventurous. However, there are a couple of good tracks which stand out. These include the impressive 'Lies Are Gonna Get Ya' which could have slotted onto the first Go West album with ease. The softer tracks such as 'Cold Hands Warm Heart' and the cruisy 'Save It For The Next One' are also worth a listen. In the main though, their hi-tech melodic approach spans the majority of the album, and is best representative on songs such as 'Flippin' To The A Side', 'I Draw The Line', Heavy Load' and the dance a minute pop attack of 'One Way Or The Other'.

In Summary
Not bad, but when reflecting back in time, probably best remembered as non-essential as well. Oh by the way, the cover is a Hugh Syme inspired piece.

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