Sharks were a British rock band, formed in November 1972, by the ex-Free bass player, Andy Fraser, upon his departure from Free and guitarist Chris Spedding (Motor Bikin' fame) . They were signed to Island Records, and were rated by critics, especially for Chris Spedding's guitar work. This is the first of three albums recorded by the band and considered to be their best work.
Just done a back to back comparison of songs from this remastered CD with those on the old double First Water/Jab It In Your Eye CD. No contest - the old CD sounds muddy and dull and the new one is clear and reveals subtleties in the instrumentation and vocals that make the music much more dynamic. The Sharks were a fantastic live band, and whilst the two studio CDs didn't really capture all their power, the songs on both have largely stood the test of time and still sound great. --Hulls Angel
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars A rare album re-released. A secret only for the initiated. Shush...dont let everyone know! 14 May 2012 By Harpic Format:Audio CD|Amazon Verified Purchase Snips = this is not a powerful gritty voice, Its a cement mixer going down a gravel path in third gear. Chris Spedding = one of the forgotten gods of the '70's. Thrill to that guitar. Andy Fraser = despite his justified fame with Free, takes a bit of a back seat to the aforementioned. (Sorry Andy...a bit overshadowed here IMHO...but still very, very impressive) The lyrics can be a bit naff (Snips, you tinker! - but we were all young once), but just rock on to this seminal work of the 70's. Its made me so happy being able to hear it again :) Don't just sit and read this comment....buy the CD! You will not be sorry. --Amazon
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars great smokin 70s hard rock 28 Jan 2012 By Edward J. mccarthy Jr. - Published on Amazon.com Format:Audio CD|Amazon Verified Purchase great smokin 70s hard rock, this outfit was short lived but they banged out two great albums, this one here seems to be fans most favorite but i liked jab it in your eye as well, great remastering here with a great booklet, this was a powerhouse band with chris spedding and paul (ex free) both on the axe, great keyboards here to that gave this a good commercial feeling yet a great hard rock sound, i cant say this outfit was ahead of its time but they where more like right on time, just spin this and get two songs in and already you will be able to tell this is a totally mid 70s masterpeice, im not to sure on what the touring situation was behind this band becouse not to long after both these sharks records came out paul would be dead ( rip) but this music sure passed the test of time almost 40 years later!!!!!!!!!!! i think these two seperate issues sound better then the two on one cd issue that came out back in the early/mid 90s but i was dissapointed that there are no bonus tracks included here but then again these guys where probably on a tight budget and may not have extra stuff in the vaults. regardless this great rock masterpiece is hard to compare to anyone else of the time but if you lean more on the hard rock/rockablilly side i think this should suit you well. --Amazon