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  • 1 Paris Calling 5:41

  • 2 Ready or Not 3:39

  • 3 Shake for Me 4:34

  • 4 Get Some Strange 4:31

  • 5 Passion to Ashes 3:58

  • 6 Make a Move 4:17


    Total length: 26:40 




5.0 out of 5.00 stars


August 2, 2015

Verified Purchase

The MOST overlooked and underrated band by the record industry during the 1980's Sunset Strip rock band heyday, Shark Island led by vocalist extraordinaire Richard Black took Hollywood by storm. No other vocalist was as reverred as Black by other vocalist and band members alike. Their cover versions of T-Rex "Bang A Gong", Sinatra's "New York, New York, and a clever "Santa Claus is Coming To Town" lyrics recorded over Judas Priest "Heading Out to the Highway" to name a few earned them their #1 spot in Hollywood and throughout the So. California music scene with a tremendous fan base. Bill Gazarri took a special interest in them recording "NY,NY" in the studio for release on a single and made them his house band for some time. Something he hadn't had that same fire for since Van Halen was his house band in the late 1970's. SHARK ISLAND was signed to Epic records but wasn't given the push or radio play they deserved. Recommend: Check out their many YouTube videos including an overwhelming favorite "Paris Calling". See an earlier version of the band called SHARKS.

Bastille Day

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