The SharkZ were formed in 1982 when Charlie Rider met Chuck Carruth at Southwest Junior College. The two began jamming and fast became friends. Well Charlie knew a singer, John (Red) Causey and Chuck knew a drummer Glen (Smitty) Smith. They all knew this guy that played keyboards but no body really wanted a keyboard player. After one drunken jam session the SharkZ were born. The four boys soon began playing local pool halls, honkey tonk's and some peoples back porches all across south Mississippi. With the SharkZ own brand of high energy Rock~N~Roll featuring catchy original material the boys quickly became quite legendary in their own minds.
From the start the SharkZ had their share of troubles mixed in with the fortune and fame. One time they drank so much beer and ran up such a tab in Baton Rouge that they had to drive to Mississippi and borrow money so the bar would let them have their gear back!
Another nite, the manager of a local establishment (no one can seem to remember the name of the place) shut the electricity to the entire building off after only 3 songs and the boys refusal to play some "Hank or Willie."
Two things the SharkZ did have were great songs, good looks, and a explosive stage show. With crowd favorites like Roadside Rendezvous, 2 Many Women and $50 Love the band always drew a crowd and rocked them till they dropped, or passed out.
It was thought that the glory days of the SharkZ were lost forever.... distant fuzzy memories. That is until a dirty sticky cassette tape was found in old shoe box stuffed with women's underwear and some polaroids. Due to modern technology and industrial strength cleaning fluid. The tape was, cleaned, de~funkafied, and eventually re~mastered.
Live at the Stumble Inn catchs the boys at their best and worst. There’s plenty of feedback, broke strings and motorcycles. When the PA goes out in Don’t Die Young. Smitty holds it all together while the rest of the band scream at a roadie and the crowd roars... with laughter.
This rare recording captures as much of the excitement and raw energy of the SharkZ Live as possible with out leaving your comfort of your home, getting very drunk and disorderly and possibly kicking the s@#t out of something. It is strongly recommended that you play this CD as loud as possible