Basking Sharks- Diamond Age 7”

Scouring the usual channels, I’ve come up with very little information about today’s band, UK minimal wave act Basking Sharks. Origins and history otherwise undocumented, the band’s output consists of two singles and a full length record, all three released in 1983.

I’ve uploaded both sides of the Diamond Age 7” for your listening pleasure.

Basking Sharks- Diamond Age 7”
1. Diamond Age
2. New Industry

*DOWNLOAD LINKS REMOVED* Official copies and a CD reissue available from Basking Sharks dot net.

4 Responses to “Basking Sharks- Diamond Age 7””

  1. CD ‘best of’ available
    ‘Back from the Deep Water’
    info:
    baskingsharksnet@hotmail.com
    website soon going back up:
    baskingsharks.net

  2. TymexPyres Says:

    Awesome synth-minalism. Please put up the lp. There is one other post of this on the web, but it is errored, and I suspect has been for quite some time. I don’t, personally, like ‘best-of’ albums. I don’t think a band should be judged and cited upon their best works. Every album of every band is different from the one before.You just have to appreciate that fact.Ciao.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    great stuff. i just picked up a nice copy for 50p from a local charity shop.

    there’s an insert with their address to get the Shark Island LP. 8 South Road, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 4XD

    the rear of the sleeve gives a bit more info:

    Ged McPhail – Synthesisers, Vocals and Computer Progs
    Adrian Todd – Synthesisers, Rhythm Programs
    Martin Eames – Synthesisers, Vocals, Lyrics, Drum Machines

    (Fin Records FIN 001, UK, 1983)

    Recorded at Cargo Rochdale and Shark Studios

  4. […] A request fulfillment for my first of the year, folks… This is UK wave act Basking Shark’s full length record Shark Island, released in 1983. Upon second look, I am still unable to find information about this band aside from a scant discography, but if you want to hear more from them, check my previous post on the Diamond Age 7” here. […]

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