Tweed Sneakers - Out On The Prowl (1980) Ep










Described as New Wave at the time, this San Diego band really is more in the Rockabilly category.This 4 song Ep was produced by Tweed Sneakers and was released on Bongorama Records. Fred Lahmann wrote all the songs.

Members:
Freddie Lahmann - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
John Poehner - Bass, Vocals
Skippy - Drums, Vocals
with
Paul Martin - Guitar work




Downloads all available on main page : http://azlocal.blogspot.com/

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great to see the Tweed Sneakers on the web. After much searching I was able to find to locate their original album had have since converted it to the iPod. The correct spelling of the John's last name is Poehner.

Anonymous said...

As a long time fan and family friend of one of the band members it's great to see the tweed sneakers on the web. Just an FYI the correct spelling of John's last name is Poehner.

M. Stroh said...

I was thrilled to find the Sneakers tunes online. I loved listening to them as a kid in San Diego. My mom still has the vinyl. Rumor had it that they were all school teachers. I hope we can get some more Sneakers up for people to hear. There are two other albums that have the Sneakers on them. The Terminal Entry (1986) movie soundtrack has 3 Tweed Sneakers songs it. Two of which are not from On the Prowl. The compilation album Ska Gone South (1994) has 1 track, also not from On the Prowl. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, somebody put these online for people to download. I'd love to see a reunion or have someone worth while do covers. The Sneakers still kick butt after all these years.

Anonymous said...

Not sure about all of the members of Tweed Sneakers, but I do know the bassest Jon was not a school teacher.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!

I followed this band all over San Diego in the 80's and just loved them. I had the vinyl but my ex ended up with it when we split. I've been looking for these songs for the past 10 years.

Had to wait to stop dancing to write this... think I broke a hip :-)

Vdanielli said...

I LOVED the Tweed and followed the band and saw them every chance I got. I became good friends of Jon's and his family. I wish there would be a reunion, tho that's doubtful. Wonder if the boys know they are on this blogspot?
www.vickidaniel.com

Chip said...

Wow, I worked at Sea World in late 1982 before I left for the Air Force. A buddy of mine and I worked the 1982 Halloween party at Sea World. Tweed Sneakers was there but as Harry Krishna and His Rama Vengers! Great times!

Anonymous said...

WOW...I've been looking for something from The Tweed Sneakers for years. I still have there records. Used to see them all the time at the Rodeo in La Jolla. Thanks for posting and wish someone would put some of there music on YouTube.

The Bungalow Hunter said...

I have a great photo of the Tweed Sneakers playing at a theatre in Encinitas in 1982? I'm happy to post it or email the photo to you if interested. I also saw them many times at Rodeo in La Jolla Village... good times.
The Bungalow Hunter

PJS said...

That would be awesome, you can send it to me at azlocal AT gmail.com and I'll post it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. My friends and I went to many Tweed Sneakers shows in L.A. They were hilarious, entertaining, and inspirational.

Anonymous said...

As a San Diego local I remember Tweed Sneakers well. I just re-discovered them as I was going through a stack of vinyl. Great band - lots of talent!

Jackie Appel said...

skippy's my dad

Anonymous said...

Skippy's my dad. Bungalow, I'd love that picture. dustin_wride@yahoo.com

knownote said...

Was happy to find this ep on the web, but the link seems to be dead now. Any chance of getting it up again? I've got a bunch of rare stuff over at my blog if you want to come check it out. powerpopulation.blogspot.com

C said...

All the files are available for download on the main page! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I caught these guys above Longi's on Maui. Loves was the name of the club then. I worked with a guy that ran the sound there for the bands. He bootlegged a show or two (probably all)... I begged a tape off of him.... no... damnit... I do not still have the tape.

I enjoyed every performance of TS I caught there at Loves... I was only there for a year or so at the time and was missing some of FUN stuff going on musically in SoCal at that time.

Aloha Tweed Sneakers! and Mahalo!

Anonymous said...

I am amazed and happy to see all of the wonderful comments about a band that meant so much to me. When I met them, Tweed Sneakers was playing at a restaurant in Cardiff, no dancing, no cover, no way! I managed the band and my friend Mark Levy of Redline Talent in Hollywood booked the band. They were the most popular live act in SD. They opened for many huge artists in LA, they blew up and people became fanatics after seeing them. They were an amazing, original powerhouse trio that truly entertained people. They were all talented in different ways, a real synergy existed in them.
I have some original EPs that I had them sign the liners of B4 they were shrink wrapped at PRC after pressing. I have many artifacts from the shows, tapes of live shows and other cool stuff. I will try to post it for everyone who enjoyed them.
It's really great to see that so many of you true fans have honored that special time in SD during the early 80's when life was great fun and Tweed Sneakers shows were the place to be! -Dana Sound Advice

Anonymous said...

I have the best memories of their shows at the Distillery east in Escondido. Any live photos or video would be soooo nostalgic. I did a little checking a few years back and found that Skippy is playing in a traditional Irish band and Freddie was playing in his daughter's band (sorta bluegrass/Americana). He's outta state now.

Anonymous said...

This so cool, I remember seeing the Sneakers at the Bachanal many times in 1980......You Chickened Out!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ok seriously I am not the "anonymous" that posted at 12:23. Weird

Saylor said...

im a geek, i wear white socks.
we followed freddie f8ck-off , john and skippy until they split and some of them formed a new band, that i used to know the name but we lit up on the dance floor at distillery west or the belly-up, so i dont remember all of the places, as we followed them all over san diego in the early eighties. we had a group from allied gardens and poway. i left their vinyl in my old house in ramona and left san diego 4yrs ago, so if any of you remember me, 'i am still alive'.

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