Sniper

Glam punk outfit formed in New York in 1972, chiefly notable because of their lead singer, “Jeff Starship”  – Jeffrey Hyman, before he became Joey Ramone. He left in 1974; a year later, fellow founder member Bob Butani left to form Tuff Darts, and was replaced by Frank Infante, later of Blondie. Sniper changed their name to Kid Blast, then Grand Slam, before disbanding in 1979.

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