Bad Sneakers strolls home to Newark for the weekend

Al Mascitti, The News Journal, Wilmington, Del., Aug. 10, 1984

Bad Sneakers, the band that Smyrna wasn’t sure it wanted, feels right at home in Newark.

The band is appearing tonight through Sunday night at the Prime Times Room, 15 Prestbury Square. This is the Newark-based band’s first visit to its home turf since its second album, “Beat the Meter,” was released last month.

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Bad Sneakers to introduce new album at Dover gala

Donna Morgan, Delaware State News, Dover, Del., July 13, 1984

DOVER – Wilmington rock favorites Bad Sneakers will cruise into Dover Sunday night for a gala album release party at the Ground Round on U.S. 13 starting at 9 p.m.

“Beat the Meter” is the second album for Bad Sneakers and offers 10 original tunes written and performed by the band. A few have received prerelease airplay on WSTW-FM radio in Wilmington and garnered rave reviews.

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Bad Sneakers bustin’ out with a new release

Matt Kelly, Oceana magazine, Ocean City, Md.

Bad Sneakers, a band that has made tremendous commercial advancement since forming in 1980, is rapidly spreading to other regions beyond their Wilmington, Del., base. From their conception, it has been clear Bad Sneakers was not going to be content with bar-hopping. The first year the band was together, they released “Angeline,” a single that sold well and won awards in local publications from the readers.

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Bad Sneakers: Beat the Meter

Rock Monitor, Keyser, W.Va., July 1984

This is Bad Sneakers’ debut album with some very impressive cuts from this four-membered Delaware-based band. A combination of Rick Springfield vocals with the Cars style of music is the best way to describe Bad Sneakers.

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Bad Sneakers Launch Sneak Attack

Donna Morgan, Fine Times, Wilmington, Del., September 1983

A sneak attack can be fun if Bad Sneakers is behind it, as evidenced by their recently released debut album called – guess what? – “Sneak Attack”!

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Bad Sneakers, a Piece of Gold.

Staged Musicians Review, Worton, Md., January-February 1983

Like the price of gold, Newark, Delaware’s Bad Sneakers rise toward the top. In the past six months, Bad Sneakers have been recognized in several musician publications, although the band has received recognition after their first record’s production.

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Sneak Attack Review

Joe Szczechowski, The Paper Magazine, Wilmington, Del., October 1982

How many times have you heard someone say about a record from an area band, “It sounds so good for a local band?” I’m not going to say that about “Sneak Attack, ” the first release from Newark’s Bad Sneakers. This album sounds so good it holds up against current national releases. The band really deserves a lot of credit for producing such a professional-sounding album on their first try.

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Bad Sneakers releases debut album

Joe Szczechowski, The Paper Magazine, Wilmington, Del., October 1982

The area music scene has come alive in the past few years in terms of local bands performing and recording original music. Jack of Diamonds, Johnny Neel, and the Tom Larsen Blues Band have all produced original albums that have sold reasonably well. The latest addition to the list of area bands that are shooting for the big time is Bad Sneakers.

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