Nervous Records


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Eighties neo-rockabilly from Britain, featuring Steve Whitehouse (who later went on to form Frenzy) and Alan Wilson of Department X.
"The Sharks were formed in the late 1970's by guitarist Alan Wilson and were initially a 50's style Rockabilly band. A line up change in 1982 brought in Steve Whitehouse on slap bass and Paul 'Hodge' Hodges on drums. Within two weeks the trio had not only written and recorded their first album, but had also signed to Nervous Records - a new label that was spearheading the Neo-Rockabilly movement.
     Their first release was titled Phantom Rockers (1983) - an album that even now still sells well. This album has been licensed to several other companies and released in many formats including coloured vinyl and CD. Within a few months of the release the band split after a trip to Holland where they were recorded live by KRO radio. Some of these tracks were subsequently released on the Nervous LP First and Last Live."

Phantom rockers First and last
Moonstomp (Wilson/Hodges) *   Skeleton rock (Whitehouse) *  
It's all over now (Womack/Womack) ABKCO Music   Crazy maybe (Whitehouse) *  
Take a razor to your head (Wilson) *   Death row (Wilson) *  
Love bites (Lusby/Whitehouse/Hodges/Wilson) *   Short shark shock (Whitehouse) *  
Ruff stuff (Wilson/Whitehouse) *   Phantom rockers (Whitehouse/Hodges) *  
Charlie! (Wilson) *   Slipped disc (Whitehouse/Wilson) *  
I can't stop (Wilson) *   Electrifyin' (Whitehouse/Hodges) *  
Ghost train (Whitehouse) *   We say yeah (Gormley/Welch/Marvin) EMI Film & Theatre  
Rock the joint (Crafton/Keene/Bagby) Mills Music   Pink 'n' black (Fisher) Glad Music  
Tired 'n' sleepy (Cochran/Cochran/Capehart) Asterisk Music   Teenage boogie (Pierce) Carlin Music  
Tear it up (Burlison/Burnette/Burnette) Chappell Music   Wildcat rock (Hudson) Carlin Music  
Sugar doll (Hausey/Keller) This Is Mine Music   We say yeah (Gormley/Welch/Marvin) EMI Film & Theatre  
Deathrow (Wilson) *   Moonstomp (Wilson/Hodges) *  
Ghost train (Whitehouse) *   Crazy maybe (Whitehouse) *  
Buddy can you spare a dime (Gorney/Harburg) Chappell Music   It's all over now (Womack/Womack) ABKCO Music  
Phantom rockers (Whitehouse/Hodges) *   Chainsaw Charlie (Wilson) *  
I can't stop (Wilson) *