Various places: S.I., ca.1980-1983. Virtually the entire extant archive of the Screaming Sneakers band, from the estate of former drummer Mark Evans. All items Very Good or better.
Formed in 1979, the Screaming Sneakers were a punk/New Wave band based in Miami, FL. The band consisted of then 17 year- old front woman Lisa Nash, Mark Evans (drums), Bud Gangemi (bass), and Gary Sunshine (guitar). Part of South Florida's fleeting, blink-and-you'll-miss-it punk and new wave scene, the band was active mostly throughout Dade and Broward County. In 1982 they cut a four-song EP titled Marching Orders, which prompted new management, a move to New York, and a brief glimmer of fame, headlining in venues like CBGB's and Max's Kansas City. They spent two years in New York trying to make it, but despite their best efforts the band slowly faded into obscurity. Little is written on them, though they were recently featured in Gary McLaughlin's 2012 documentary Invisible Bands, which covers the south Florida music scene between 1979 through the mid-1980's. A rich and varied group of material.