Contributor’s Note:  Richard Black of the legendary Sunset Strip band Shark Island appeared on The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 201st episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Richard discusses playing live in Los Angeles at the Sunset Strip and having to compete amongst a sea(no pun intended) of bands with very limited venue space in Los Angeles.  In 1989, Shark Island signed to Epic Records and released their debut album entitled “Law of the Order”, which featured the amazing songs “Dangerous” and “Father Time”.  The aforementioned songs were featured in the legendary movie Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and the song “My City” was featured in the movie “Point Break”.  After Shark Island, Richard would be in the short-lived supergroup Contraband that featured Michael Schenker of Scorpions and UFO and also featured members of L.A. Guns, Ratt and Vixen.  Fast forward to now and Shark Island has made a comeback and released their latest record entitled “Bloodline 2.020” which features the singles “Someday” and the previously unreleased track “Rock on the Rocks”.  In this episode, they pour through the single along with Sunset Strip memories, and conversing with the legendary guitarist Steve Stevens of Billy Idol.  Fans can find Shark Island at the following locations:

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