Punky supergroup Sharks return with new music
The supergroup that split due to super-sized problems is back, but now they’re “old guys playing young man’s music”
They have described their career as “a glamorous car crash”, although the only car crash they were actually involved in happened somewhere outside Scunthorpe. But it was in a customised Pontiac with a shark’s fin on the top, so who are we to argue? Formed in 1972 after former Free bassist Andy Fraser hooked up with session guitar ace Chris Spedding and hired unknown Yorkshireman Steve ‘Snips’ Parsons as frontman, Sharks’ short-lived take on the supergroup dynamic was shot through with R’n’B groove, sleazy glam swagger and shaky proto-punk aggression.