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Snuky Tate

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1) Snuky Tate (real name Lionel White) was a NYC no-wave/punk singer in the late 70’s/early 80’s. He had a short career, but gained a local following on the strength of his singles that are now sort of hard to find. In 1979, Snuky Tate relocated from his native San Francisco to New York and released two 7”s on his own Blackmouth Music, “Who Cares?” and “He’s The Groove” aka “He’s the Grove”( slang for “He’s The Man!”). The latter was later re-issued as a 12” dance single on various labels including Island Records.

His band consisted of:
Snuky Tate - vocals/guitar
Juan Naux Maciel - guitar (briefly in Richard Hell and the Voidoids)
Mike Allison - bass
Billy Ficca (formerly of Television and other bands) - drums

Snuky Tate appeared in New York Beat Movie (aka “Downtown 81”), and he also appeared on TV Party (the underground NYC cable show).


2) A San Francisco band with an african american lead singer, with members of SF’s Mutants.

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  • shermstixx

    It's on KBD 8.5 as "stage speech". I have to track down some of his other stuff... I saw this bit on youtube of him performing on NYC public access' TV Party back in the day. it was sweet. long live...

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • bladeophrenic

    i cant find dont spit on me now where it was on one of the kbd comps or one of the bloodstainss comps its not on here

    15 Sep 2011 Reply
  • millkbone

    "Don't you spit on me - you honky punk, you dirty turd. I don't want your filthy slime hangin' off of me..." lyrics are priceless! ha ha

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • jldlsdcpga

    and I use think (way back when) that the red hot chilli peppers had an original sound...just goes to show ya...there's nothing new going on in this 15 billion yr old universe

    24 Feb 2011 Reply
  • RottyCunnilingu

    Don't U spit on me!!!! >:P~~

    14 Feb 2011 Reply
  • dillonHorizon

    where is Snuky?

    20 Aug 2010 Reply
  • arkansasjason66

    my hero

    5 Aug 2008 Reply

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