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Breakfast Special

by Finn and the Sharks

18 vintage (previously unreleased on CD) rockabilly and roots rock classics (plus bonus track) by Finn and the Sharks.
Genre: Rock: Rockabilly
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1. Rockabilly Bop
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2. Wheels Start Turning
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3. Somebody New
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4. Bopper's Palace
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5. Down For The Count
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6. At The Crossroads
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7. Drugstore Cutie
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8. I Don't Wanna Die Unknown
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9. Tell Your Mama
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10. Something Goin' On
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11. Rockin' Education
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12. Rhythm 'n' Ruin
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13. We Make Rock'n'Roll
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14. Let Me Know What You Want
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15. Don't
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16. Growin' Up Evil
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17. Every Day
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18. Fed Up
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19. Black Dog
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Finn and the Sharks: Breakfast Special/Press release

Breakfast Special is the fourth CD release of Finn and the Sharks in the last four years on UpSouth Recordings. It is a collection of recordings from the band’s early years (1980-1983). The first release of archival material was Shark Therapy and it was released in December 2004. That was followed by Sneak Preview, a four song EP advance peak of the brand new recording the band was working on at the time. Built To Last, the first album of new recordings by Finn and the Sharks in nearly two decades, was released in January of 2007 to critical acclaim.
Breakfast Special features eighteen tracks that were written and recorded at the height of the rockabilly revival of the late seventies and early eighties. The band had been banging these songs out in clubs throughout the USA’s Northeast region for several years. Almost every track was recorded live in the studio and has that high energy roots rockin’ attitude that the boys brought to the stage every night. This release includes a studio version of At The Crossroads which appears on Shark Therapy as a live at CBGB’s cut and the original eight track version of Wheels Start Turning that came out on the infamous four song EP entitled Innercity Rockabilly on Rebel Records (now an extremely rare 12” vinyl item). It also contains Tell Your Mama from that same EP.
This is all original and vital rockin’ Americana. A must have for all those interested in unpretentious, raw and exciting Rock’n’Roll, free of overproduction and recorded on 2” analog tape. As with all of Finn and the Sharks releases, this one was recorded, mixed and co-produced by the great Larry Alexander.
The only cover tune on Breakfast Special is Finn and the Sharks recent version of Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog which is included here as a bonus track outtake from Built To Last.
In all, there are nineteen listed tracks and almost an hour’s worth of good rockin’ music to be enjoyed by the band’s growing cadre of fans world wide. So if your waking up hungry for real American roots Rock’n’Roll, place an order now for today’s Breakfast Special!!

James "the Finn" Finnen (lead vocals, standup bass, guitar and baritone sax),
Billy Roues (lead guitar and vocals)
Steven "Muddy" Roues (stand up bass, acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals)
Ed "The Hammerhead" Steinberg (drums and vocals)
Ira “Junior” Hedges (guitar and vocals) Ira left the band in late 1982 so he is only featured on the tracks recorded before his departure.

UpSouth Recordings
PO Box 34 W. Nyack NY 10994 USA
rouesong@aol.com
www.myspace.com/upsouthrecordings
www.myspace.com/finnthesharks


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Spats - Palisades, Ny


If you don't get this one, you will surely be missing out on one of the best collections of songs this band has to offer. Every song, and I mean EVERY song is a true classic from the first track to the last (Which I must say is the best interpretation of Black Dog out there). I got chills hearing some of the songs that made this band famous for the first time in many years. If you have any other CD's they have to offer, You will not want to miss adding this to your collection. Don't hesitate another minute! Get this CD and listen for yourself exactly what I mean..

Kjell Horlin

Their fourth great rockin' album!
This fourth CD from Finn & The Sharks contains 19 great rockin' tunes from the 80's and most of the material are on CD for the first time ever.
Real foot stompin' roots rock 'n' roll from the first track to the last in various styles.
In 'Wheels Start Turning' and 'Drugstore Cutie' the sound remains of the revival band Showaddywaddy, very great stuff.
Rockin' blues with harmonica in 'I Don't Wanna Die Unknown', high speed rockabilly in 'Something Goin' On'.
A fantastic roaring version with harmonica of Led Zeppelin's 'Black Dog are the final track.
Go get yourself a copy of this great album while it's still out there, you won't be dissapointed if you are a real rock 'n' roll and rockabilly fan like me.
And...there's a hidden track after track 19, an acoustic bluesy song, don't miss it cause it's a great one.
So the truth is that ths album contains 20 tracks, good value for you money huh?
Kjell Horlin, MCWC Country Radio & FeelGood Rockin' Radio Sweden
www.mcwc-radio.com

Rockabilly Girl

Really Rockabilly review by UK website.
The fourth album from this fantastic American band. 18 of the 19 cuts presented here are previously unreleased original recordings from the early 1980’s, the time when the world saw a second rockabilly upsurge.
The spirit of the 80’s runs throughout, but the music is played how only an American band can with its roots deep into Rock’n’Roll and Blues ground. All of the songs were recorded live in the studio and the energy bursts forth from the speakers.
What makes this band outstanding is that Finn and the Sharks have produced (and are still producing) outstanding music for over 20 years. The quality of the performance of their original material is always of the highest standard – and they never drop the standard from the highest level.
As always, with Finn and the Sharks, there is no filler here. They keep things purely rockin’ in a way that will appeal to fans of early 80’s revival Rockabilly and American roots music, yet they are only one of a handful of bands that could have had enough mass appeal to break through to the mainstream. Buy this album and hear what you missed! This is one of the great unknown (outside of their locality) bands of the 80’s Rockabilly movement – and they are still rockin’ today.