Lives of My Day
The Sweet-N-Evil Story
by Jeffrey "Salty" Saltzgiver
About the Book
Sweet-N-Evil blitzed the music clubs in the tri-state area throughout the 1990s. In the days of grunge, we were giving a complete performance for both the eyes, and the ears. Led by bombastic singer Tracey Lepore, all those that were lucky enough to witness our onslaught, would never forget it.
Tracey and bass player Salty began putting ideas together for the band in early 1990. They didn't want to be “just another band”, they wanted to be bigger than that. With Tracey's charisma and stage presence, they knew that she was just the one to be able to pull it off.
They developed the concept of having a show with each song. In fact, when most bands just showed up at the club with their guitars, we were carrying around a 5 man crew/actors, tons of props, a bunch of lights, a follow spot, pyrotechnics and a sound man. Most nights it cost the band members money out of their pockets to pay the crew. Oh yea, I almost forgot... they also carried around another member of Sweet-N-Evil... Alice, an 8-foot boa constrictor. She was quite the performer!
I spent the majority of my life chasing the elusive record deal... which never seemed to materialize. In the early '90's I turned my creativity to photography, mainly of the big-bust variety. That proved to be not quite as rewarding creatively, but much more rewarding financially. I am now, once again making music (although only with myself), and have begun giving photo workshops to continue shooting.