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Wednesday November 10, 2010 Welcomes "Shoes" Show #119

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Shoes were at the forefront of the power pop movement in the late seventies. Ever resilient, eschewing fads, trends and fashions, Shoes are united in their goal of preserving the legacy of the three-minute pop song.
In 1995 the band released the Live CD, Fret Buzz, which was recorded on New Year's Eve of 1994 at Chicago's Double Door nightclub. Known as a band that rarely played live, Shoes decided to release a live recording to illustrate that they can in fact, rock with the best of 'em. 1997 saw the release of the limited-edition, As-Is; a 2-disc collection of outtakes, alternate mixes, rarities and, for the first time on CD, the 1975 releases One In Versailles and Bazooka.
In 2009, Shoes toured Japan and saw the releases of a CD Box set and the limited-edition re-issue of the Black Vinyl Shoes LP on vinyl in Spain. Shoes' 2008 recording of Cheap Trick's, If You Want My Love, You Got It was released as a special promo CD3 and given out at the shows in Japan. In 2010, One In Versailles was re-issued as a limited edition, vinyl LP release in Germany. Also in 2010, the indie feature film, Inventory includes 2 songs from Shoes in the soundtrack. Due in early 2011 is the incredibly in-depth, bio by Mary E. Donnelly, "Boys Don't Lie/ The History of Shoes". A behind the scenes look at Shoes' musical career juxtaposed against the backdrop of the ever-changing music industry from the band's inception to the present day.
Shoes remain true pop wunderkinds, master tunesmiths juxtaposing their trademark lush three-part harmonies with incisive and wry lyrical wit.

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