re:the "original" SF Sleepers=>Ricky Sleeper~may he RIP~ was definitely the weirdest character that ever performed at any of the shows i produced in the '80s..and that is saying a lot. but man, when he was on, the Sleepers were one incredible act! no doubt about it & anyone who was immersed in the early '80s SF punk scene, will probably affirm that claim
The Sleepers are definitely not a South African band. They are a 4-chord rock band from Chicago. The band has been playing together as The Sleepers for the past 5 or 6 years -- I'd say that's pretty official.