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FANS WONDER: IS 1961 A TRIBUTE BAND
OR ARE THEY SCARIENS IMPERSONATING
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RICHMOND ~ Entertainment experts believe that the radical rock combo Scariens has resurfaced using a different name.
In the late fifties, Scariens played in public using the name Sneiracs to avoid detection by G-Men. It is also known that super agent Bob Dobalena of the CIA was on the trail of Scariens at that time.
Rumors that Scariens were about to resurface began to circulate after a handbill was recently found tacked to a coffee house wall in a seedy section of Richmond advertising a performance of what purports to be a Sneiracs tribute band named "1961". Conspiracy theorists immediately jumped to the conclusion that Scariens had returned and were using the "1961" moniker to avoid Homeland Security scrutiny.
Music business insiders say there would be absolutely no commercial potential for a band doing nothing but covers of Sneriacs songs, pointing out that it is highly unusual for tribute bands to cover obscure unrecorded bands that have not performed since the late fifties. This has only fueled speculation that the band "1961" may actually be Scariens pretending to be a tribute band to themselves when they called themselves Sneiracs.
The Scariens conspiracy theorists found new evidence that "1961" may be Scariens after a posting appeared on the message board of a popular website, The Village Singles Guide. The posting was made by "2-BOB" who claimed that either "1961" were Scariens or Scariens clones. Then he ranted about how "1961" sounded exactly the way "they" did in 1961. 2-BOB went on to say that the "alien music" made his "brain throb in pain". It has been reported that CIA agent Bob Dobalena has used 2-BOB as a code name.
Scariens apparently went underground after September 11, 2001 and have only appeared several times since then, playing unannounced at obscure night clubs. Fans of the controversial combo may want to witness the performance of "1961" to hear this tribute band play their versions of Scarien melodies. The tribute band will appear at O'Brien's Pub on Saturday Nite, August 14, according to the handbill shown above.