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Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Shoes - Double Exposure (reupped by request)

The Shoes - Double Exposure
In Flac - Scans are included

Disc 1
01. Hangin' Around With You    -  
02. Every Girl    -  
03. Too Late    -  
04. Your Very Eyes    -  
05. Tomorrow Night    -  
06. Take You Away    -  
07. Jet Set (Ver. 1)    -  
08. Cruel You    -  
09. Three Times    -  
10. I Don't Wanna Hear It    -  
11. In My Arms Again    -  
12. Somebody Has What I Had    -  
13. I Don't Miss You    -  
14. Ever Again    -  
15. Now and Then    -  

Disc 2
01. When It Hits    -  
02. Only In My Sleep    -  
03. Yes Or No    -  
04. In Her Shadow    -  
05. Found A Girl    -  
06. She Satisfies    -  
07. The Things You Do    -  
08. A Voice Inside Me    -  
09. Jet Set (Ver. 2)    -  
10. Karen    -  
11. Hopin' She's The One    -  
12. Hate To Run    -  
13. Burned Out Love    -  
14. Girls Of Today    -  
15. Time To Make It 

The Shoes were one of the great Power Pop acts in the late 70s/early 80s. They had every right to be as popular as Cheap Trick, the Cars, et al, but somehow they never scored any hits. These 30 tracks are demos of the songs that would appear on the Shoes two masterpiece albums, Present Tense and Tongue Twister.

The melodies are sweet but with just enough of an edge to them - same with the music. It's like Cheap Trick but more introspective, the Cars but not as slick - four shy and nondescript guys from the Midwest who had a love of melodic music and a knack for creating great pop songs.

The songs make you feel like you're at the roller ring on a Friday night, slow dancing with your new girl, both of you with feathered hair and you with a comb in your back pocket. But this is not novelty music; it is some of the best power pop you'll ever hear, and these demos are a little rawer (and thus maybe more interesting) than the officially-released versions of the songs.

Special thanx to  JPaul for this brilliant contribution!!VVUX0ACJ!27bDRE5ad4aLMlOae2ptFbWKBmJ3PfIOHTo2YfKrYQ8

1 comment:

Noel23 said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU :) Thank you so much for re-posting this. A lot of blogs won't bother with re-ups / requests so i really appreciate you taking the time to do this. Thanks again.