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Sharks' third album: but do they still have that bite? - The Audiophile Man
Title: Killers of the Deep Label: 3Ms Music When the original debut album, First Water, appeared from this band in 1973, it was fronted by Stephen ‘Snips’ Parsons, Chris Spedding on guitar, Marty Simon on drums and Andy Fraser on bass. With Fraser at the heart of the original band, he of the Free/All Right Now association, this line up did sound like an off-shoot from Free successor, Bad Company. The entire group was held together by the guitar of Spedding while Fraser’s song-writing skills demanded attention. Snips became more of a songwriting force for the follow-up, Jab It in Yore Eye (1974), as Fraser waved goodbye to the combo and then added Busta Cherry Jones on bass with keyboardist Nicky Judd giving the band added focus. The Bad Company comparison remained, though. It was also more blues like and less glam rock in tone. Then the group broke up. It’s taken a while but the group are now back for an official third outing Parsons is back alongside Spending while Judd remains on keys. Ex-Sex Pistol, Paul Cook is on the drums now while Tosh Ogawa is on bass. Despite the band maturing in age (the press release reminds us …