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SHARKING TEETH

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Jeff Bret Joe

During 1998-2000, the feisty Sharking Teeth raised eyebrows, temperatures, and tempers in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Personnel:
TOM DAIL=DRUMS, MOUTH (1998-1999)
JOE CAPARO=DRUMS (1999-2000)
BRET JOHNSON=GUITAR, MOUTH
JEFF WAGNER=MOUTH, BASS







SHARKING TEETH PRESS

"[Sharking Teeth] bring us back to the sci-fi blow-your-mind boogie of people like Captain Beefheart or Pere Ubu...[the lyrics] sound pretty bleak, not to mention one dimensional. But when they're placed amid the catchy crunching noise funk of Sharking Teeth, and sung by a total wacko who thinks he's Prince, they come off as funny, or even moving."
--Chris Speck, CHAPEL HILL NEWS

"Singer Jeff Wagner's vocals sound a little over the top (think early Robert Smith of the Cure), but overall, [THE LAND OF SHARKING TEETH] is an enjoyable slice of new wave-y noise"
--Jeff Ware, TRIANGLE.CITYSEARCH.COM

"They had a bass sound even Jean-Jacques Burnel would have approved of, and it often hits in a steady pattern while guitar froths and the excitably snide vocals flail around in a tuneful manner...For a debut, [THE LAND OF SHARKING TEETH] is powerful stuff. "
--Mick Mercer, MICKMERCER.COM

"[Bret Johnson] was very well-suited for the job, producing endlessly interesting skronk chords, surf-guitar perversions and blunt lead figures from his Telecaster. Drummer TOm Dail was truly manic, looking as if he could levitate from his drum stool at any second...and lead singer-bassist Jeff Wagner lurched about with his Rickenbacker in a delightfully creepy way, singing in a style that I can only describe as Tim Curry with the sensibility of the Fall's Mark E Smith...Wagner is one of the more entertaining frontpersons I've seen in a while."
--Danny Hooley, THE INDEPENDENT

"Sharking Teeth play skronky post-punk. This is music that deserves to be seen when heard. I've told you once, don't make me tell you again."
--Greg Barbera, THE SPECTATOR

"Their English postpunk attack gets my attention, especially Bret Johnson's wacky Telecaster skronk. [THE TRAGICOMIC HISTORY OF SHARKING TEETH] reveals commendable staying power over nine songs, if you can take extreme pessimism ("I am a body without soul / I am a cold and empty hole") and some bad lyrics (see previous parentheses)."
--Danny Hooley, THE INDEPENDENT

"three guys who rip through gothic rockabilly songs with pride and panache...THE TRAGICOMIC HISTORY OF SHARKING TEETH delivers eight tracks that run the gamut between haunting, head-bob-inducing ballads and frenetic, edgy, body-shaking assaults comparable to the music of the Fall...go out, get the disc and just listen. You'll be $8 lighter in the wallet, but a convert after the first five notes."
--Derek Powers, THE INDEPENDENT

"There are many records that simply should not exist. Accepting this as a truth...I'll try to dispense [THE BEDROOM EYES OF SHARKING TEETH] with a merciful bullet to the brain...The sound quality is awful, the songs aren't there...What were they thinking? Who did they make this record for?"
--Angie Carlson, THE INDEPENDENT



SHARKING TEETH DISCOGRAPHY

THE LAND OF SHARKING TEETH "THE LAND OF SHARKING TEETH" (1998)
1. TORCH 2. BRETS CAR 3. TOE-TAPPING SONG #1 4. KICK/PULL/SCREAM 5. CAPTAIN BALLOON 6. HE'S A BIG GIRL 7. SMACK


'TRAGICOMIC HISTORY "THE TRAGICOMIC HISTORY OF SHARKING TEETH" (1999)
1. 151 2. LAND OF M.B. 3. SEAFARING SONG 4. LI'L KRANKY 5. BRAND NEW DAY 6. CONTHETRON 7. NADJA 8. LOADED QUESTION
'BEDROOM EYES "THE BEDROOM EYES OF SHARKING TEETH" (2000)
1. GOTHIC SURPRISE 2. CUMULONIMBULUS 3. MR. SKINNY MARVELICIOUS 4. FRILLY TIMES 5. BUBBLE MACHINE 6. GINKO 7. GARGYLE 8. HULA




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