- WMPH Interview
1984 - WSTW Interview with Bob Bowersox
I was looking up some old bands from my past and
thought about you guys. Did a google search and
found the music I have been looking for. It
always funny how music takes you back to the exact
time in your past. My wife of 29 years and I
first heard you guys in Rehobeth Beach, Delaware when
you released “Sneak Attack”.
hadn’t been married long and were at the beach for
the day. We just happened to go by the club on
the boardwalk, saw the signs and decided to come back
for the show. After having dinner, we got there
early as the first set was starting. You guys
were awesome! Nothing like anything we had been
hearing at the time locally or mainstream. The
next thing we knew you all were out in the crowd and
one of you was out on the boardwalk playing guitar. It was kind of like the “Pied Piper”, the crowd
just came in and packed the already crowded club. I have to say, it was one of the best live shows I
have ever experienced. We ended up buying one
of the albums that night and following your tour
schedule through your newsletter.
We got the
chance to see you again when you played in
Chestertown, Maryland on the main street in a small
club around the time of the release of “Beat the
Meter”, which we also purchased and loved. You guys were the best and we hated to see you go.
told countless friends about Bad Sneakers and shared
the music with everyone around me. As things
progressed to CD’s, I continued to look for your
music without much success. I checked with tons
of music stores and no one knew who you were or where
I could turn. That only made me feel that much
better in some ways. I felt like I had
discovered some great talent that no one I knew had
ever heard of. It was also bit sad that I
was unable to upgrade to digital and continue to
enjoy your music.
You guys were a pretty big
part of our lives and were great.
N. Main Street, Suite A
I was a huge fan of Bad Sneakers back in the day! “Angeline, tell me what to do…I haven’t felt
this way about anyone but you” A perfect
example of I can’t remember what I did yesterday,
but I remember the lyrics to your song!
I was trying to locate some Bad Sneakers music and I
found your site. You have been busy and it
certainly looks like you’ve had a wonderful career
doing what you love and that’s great. I just
wanted to drop a note to say hello and let you know
that there are still some Bad Sneakers fans out here. I still have my little “Bad Sneakers” pin!
care and I’m glad to hear all is well.
I'm currently sitting here, in a basement in
Delaware. Over the past
few weeks, I've been going through the tedious
process of organizing myever-growing MP3 collection.
Ripping my CDs, cataloging, indexing,
locating cover art to use as folder icons, and so
Right in the middle of this, I started thinking how
great it would be,
if I could rip my old LPs the way I've been doing
with my CDs. A quick
bodge-up later, and I've got my stereo hooked to my
soundcard. Time to
break out the vinyl, from the cabinet where it's been
since the late 90's. And what a lot of dust, there
So, after a quick brush-down, I start going through
I remember that one. I got that one on CD. I had a
copy of that one?
What was I thinking? And right there in the middle of
the stack, there it was.. Bad Sneakers. Sneak Attack.
Man, I forgot all about that one. I wonder what ever
happened to those
guys. One way to find out. Fire up the google, and
A few different search queries later, (side-stepping
a rash of Steely
Dan search returns) and I'm sitting at jeepjazz.com,
looking at your
bio. Looks like you went on to good things after Bad
Sneakers. Glad to
hear it. I think I may have actually caught you guys
live one night,
possibly at the old Deer Park in Newark DE. I'm
pretty sure that was
what prompted me to buy the album. Tho it was a while
ago, and my
memory's almost as dusty as that record cabinet was.
There were so many great bands that played the Deer
Park, that I've
never heard from again. The Mental Custodians, The
Good to see that not everybody drifted off into
If you don't mind my asking, is there any chance of
the old Sneakers
albums getting a CD release? My record-ripping rig
works pretty good,
but I'm pretty sure a direct rip from CD would turn
out better, and
with far fewer clicks, pops, and scratchy noises. Tho
as old as those
albums are, I'm guessing that even finding the
masters would be a
challenge. Anyway, that's about all I can think of to
say right now.
Cheers, dude. Hope to hear back from you. -