Dobba - Guitar & Vocals
Norbert - Vocals
Booga - Vocals
Sharon is perhaps the greatest song ever recorded by The Fingolstones Firemen. It follows the successful method of taking a classic song and rewriting it to make it relevant to the boys in the band. It is also the only Fingolstones song that has had people say "actually that’s quite good" when they've heard it, not something that can be said about most of their songs.
This track was the swan song for the band; it was the last song they ever recorded, poignantly with the classic line up of Dobba, Booga and Norbert. It was a fitting end for one of the great undiscovered bands of the mid 80's early 90's.
The inspiration is of course Rod Stewarts classic "Maggie May" and you can listen to the original by playing the video clip below, but please take some time and listen to the Fingolstones version too. The link is at the top of this page.
The theme of the song is the classic "Slapper from Birdholme" one already made famous in "Streets of Birdholme", "Walking through Birdholme" and "Hotel St Augustines". Norberts vocals with harmonies from Booga have never sounded finer and Dobbas guitar work shows a man at the very top of his game. Dobbas lament at the end of the song is enough to send shivers up ones spine.
And so the Fingolstones went their separate ways leaving a lasting legacy of great music and some that was not so great. Multiple styles explored and multiple copy writes breached. Will we ever see their like again ? who knows, anything is possible in this crazy rock n roll world.
How it should sound.