POUGHKEEPSIE, NY For another inexplicable year, NJ indie rockers Sneak’s Noise were not inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. No mention of them was made, on or off the record, during this spring’s festivities.
“Clearly there’s been a deliberate effort on the part of the people involved”, said a spokesperson for the band. “If you mention ‘Sneak’s Noise’ to any of the 75 nominating committee members – or even one of the approximately 1,000 music-industry professionals who vote on the committee’s nominations – you’ll get a blank stare. The person will act as though they’ve never even heard of Sneak’s Noise.”
The band’s debut EP, A Surge of Existence, sold anywhere from 117 to 10,742 copies, depending on whom you ask. Add in the approximately seven or eight illegal cassette and home CD copies, and you get a certain number that may or may not be divisible by itself and one.
No Moss on This Stone
Since Surge’s release, members of the band have pursued their own illustrious careers. John Taglieri’s upcoming CD features the likes of legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff. And Tony Donato – Jack Brag founder and pioneer of the “punctual rock” movement – has just finished production of a Yoko Ono tribute album.
Thanks for nothing, Cleveland.