Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Getting back into this al...
Neal Schon - 1989 The The...
Valentine - 1990 Where Ar...
Burns Sisters - 1989 Answ...
Distance - 1989 Speech Of...
Distance - 1989 Softly Sp...
Well her real name is Fra...
It is weird that her firs...
Franne Golde - 1980 The N...
Masquerade - 1992 Sudden ...
I look to the sky with a ...
Lame arsed Home Counties...
Filth. Utter, Utter, Utter.
Another fine example of a...
For me Salisbury is their...
Can't believe I never com...
I saw Priest live in 2005...
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

gdazegod
19-11-2017 09:44
Burn (UK) will have their new album 'Ice Age' released in Japan via Marquee/Avalon on Nov 22. The album is then released worldwide on Jan 19th 2018 via Melodicrock Records.

gdazegod
19-11-2017 09:40
I was a bit cranky last week, waiting for various things to happen with the website transition. God it's good to be back. Didn't Gary Glitter sing a song like that? dogrun

gdazegod
19-11-2017 07:06
Note to all Members. Please review your Message inboxes. Some of these are getting rather large. Thanks.

gdazegod
19-11-2017 03:05
OK, all the YouTube videos are working again. Just use the YT link, and then encase in tags [ youtube] at the start, [/ youtube] at the end. Cool. Thumbs Up

gdazegod
12-11-2017 02:39
Starting to crank out some reviews now. Woah!

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 1986 Articles » Cats Can Fly - 1986 Cats Can Fly
 
Cats Can Fly - 1986 Cats Can Fly



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

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

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


Background
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.


All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.


 
This article has been tagged
Tags: Cats Can Fly 
 
Comments
No Comments have been Posted.
 
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
 
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
 
Articles Cloud
Redd Kross - 1990 Third Eye, Physical Rocket - 2001 Rising Is My Trend, Final Frontier - 2006 Freelight, Fair Warning (Germany) - 2009 Aura, Paynter, Michael - 2014 Weary Stars, Iron Maiden - 2000 Brave New World, Cheap Trick - 1983 Next Position Please, Khymera - 2008 The Greatest Wonder, July For Kings - 2002 Swim, Love Life - 1991 Goodbye Lady Jane, Trillion - 1979 Trillion, Secret Sphere - 2003 Scent Of Human Desire, Maverick - 2016 Big Red, Lake - 1986 So What, Kamelot - 2005 The Black Halo
Tags©
Sharp Edges Wounded Bird Bad Company Stormburst Dark Horse Prime Suspect Sheriff Alias (Canada) Heart Luba EP Silent Majority Kansas Paul Dianno Twelfth Night Sing Sing T-Ride Magnum Various Artists Charlie Midnight John Kilzer Mr Big (UK) Rock Candy Records Survivor Cherry Lips Diesel (Holland) Sammy Hagar Jacklyn Pride Of Lions Last Great Dreamers Marvellous 3 Pure Prairie League Status Quo Stories The Left Banke The Chessman Square The Beckies Shooting Star Autograph
All Tags
Search DDG