Sleepless were originally known under the German name Die Schlaflosen. Formed
in 1982 when guitarist Arch Stanton met up with Singers Cloudia Wintermute
& Lucretia, and bassist Roland Hammerl. They immediatly found they had
an amazing chemistry together and improvasation was the key to their sound.
Never really having a permanent drummer they usually used drum machine for
rehearsing and recording and would have a guest drummer at shows. Later joined
by Saxopone player, Summer, they began playing the L.A. Gothic Scene and were
regulars at Club Lhasa and The Anti-Club. In 1984 they opened for the Cramps
at Perkins Palace.
Photo by Frank Cooper