Shark Island

Shark Island

Shark Island was started in 1979 by singer Richard Black (8), whose name then was Rick Czerny, and lead guitarist Spencer Sercombe, under the name of 'Sharks'. Czerny and Sercombe met in high school and began writing original material and began playing music together.

Shark Island Discography Tracks


Shark Island S'cool Buss (Album) Shark Island Ltd US 1986 Sell This Version
Shark Island Law Of The Order (Album) Epic Europe 1989 Sell This Version
Shark Island Gathering Of The Faithful (Album) Frontiers Records US 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Shark Island July 14, 1989 Bastille Day Alive At The Whiskey (EP) Epic US 1989 Sell This Version
EAS 1813 Shark Island Paris Calling(12", Single, Promo) Epic EAS 1813 US 1989 Sell This Version
ESK 2060 Shark Island Tied Up And Held Down(CD, Single, Promo) Epic ESK 2060 US 1990 Sell This Version
AS 7017 Shark Island, Ray Anthony Shark Island, Ray Anthony - Read My Lips / New York, New York(7", Single) Aero Space Records AS 7017 US Unknown Sell This Version


309 706 2 Shark Island Law Of The Order + Alive At The Whisky(2xCD, Album, Comp) Bad Reputation 309 706 2 France 2004 Sell This Version


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November 19, 2017
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Shark Island was one of the most popular club bands in Los Angeles during the 80's metal explosion. They dubbed themselves the »the longest running successful rock show in L. A.«, but they were never able to break wide open. The band released an album of demos independently before being signed to Epic records. Shortly after, they had two songs included on the Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure soundtrack.

In 1990 the band went from a five-piece down to four, when Black and Sercombe recruited a new band of Chris Heilmann (bass) and Greg Ellis (drums). The band were ready to set the world on fire with their first major label album, Law Of The Order. It contained killer singles such as »Paris Calling« and »Bad For Each Other«, but went completely unnoticed by the record buying public. In 1991 Black and Sercombe joined the one-off super group Contraband before heading back to Shark Island. New songs were recorded in 1992, but never released, and the band just faded away.

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