Monday, December 22, 2008

Sharks with Claus - 1983

Continuing and concluding Shark Island week here on the Hair Up There, our initial week on the world wide wad I'll point out, and just in time for the holidays, this is my gift to you. In 1983, Sharks released the quintessential heavy metal Christmas song. Yes, more important than Spinal Tap's "Christmas with the Devil" I'll profess, among cries of blasphemy I'm sure. One side of the self-released record had Sharks rendition of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", done to the music of Judas Priest's "Heading Out to the Highway". Pure fucking genius. So good it'll make you angry you didn't think of it first. And the flip side, a Sharks original that never appeared on any of their LP's, "I'm Electric", the best song Gene Simmon's didn't write for the last 20 years, but wished he'd did had he ever heard it.

Download the single here:

Don't say I never got ya nothin'. And to all a good night.
Happy @#$%^% Holidays.


  1. Fantastic: thanks for this and the other Sharks postings. this stuff is rare as can be yet fantastic music. i'm still trying to find my shark-fin-shaped vinyl Sharks 45rpm single with 'Kid Sister' on it.. And my 7" with 'Bang A Gong' ...ah Sharks.

  2. Thanks for the kind words. I never had the single with Kid Sister and would love to hear if you ever find it and post it.

  3. It would be wonderful if you could repost 'Santa Claus'... I have been searching high and low for a good copy of this :-)


  4. Thanks for the new link... This sounds AWESOME!