1975 The Cats – Hard To Be Friends

cats-the-1975Hard To Be Friends is the 9th studio album by the Dutch band The Cats and was released in 1975.

The Cats (Arnold Mühren, Cees Veerman, Jaap Schilder and Piet Veerman) were a rock band from Volendam, Netherlands. Together with BZN, they were key figures of what came to be called the Palingsound (eel-sound), an umbrella for artists residing in Volendam.



1  Hard To Be Friends (Larry Murray) 3:39
2  Come On Girl (Piet Veerman) 3:14
3  Comedy Or Tragedy (Putty In Your Hands) (Al Capps, Mary Dean, Snuff Garrett) 2:51
4  I Don’t Know Where To Go (Arnold Mühren) 2:43
5  I Can Walk On Water (Lenny Roberts) 2:45
6  Mary Lee (Ken Sutherland, John Haines) 3:23
7  Come Sunday (Lane Caudell, Harry Lloyd) 2:35
8  I’ve Fallen For A Fallen Angel (John Durrill) 3:14
9  How Did You Feel (Arnold Mühren) 3:06
10  Take Me With You (Arnold Mühren) 3:08
11  Country Woman (Piet Veerman) 2:44
12  European Flowers Don’t Grow In The U.S.A. (John Durrill) 3:43
13  Like A Spanish Song (Larry Murray) 2:59
14  Romance (Jules Shear) 3:03


BassLeland Sklar
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsJohn Raines
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarArt Munson
GuitarCraig Fall
PianoDavid Foster
PianoLarry Muhoberac
PianoMichael Rubini
WoodwindsMike Henderson
PercussionKing Errisson
PercussionVictor Feldman

Liner Notes

Producer – Al Capps
Arranged By – Al Capps
Strings (Concertmaster) – James Getzoff

Artwork By – Jan Fijnheer
Photography – Gijsbert Hanekroot

Recorded At Larrabee Sound Studios, Hollywood USA
Recorded At EMI-Intertone studios, Heemstede Holland.