Songs You May Have Missed #226


Shoes: “The Summer Rain” (1982)

Once when asked why the Beatles chose their name, Paul McCartney answered, “for all you know, we might have been called the Shoes.”

This is that band. A new-wavy power pop band out of Zion, Illinois and one of the brave few who dropped kernels of power pop along the path leading into the late 70’s and early 80’s, bridging the gap from the Raspberries to the Knack.

Those of us who don’t really care to check the expiration date of a genre of music bought Shoes CDs. There weren’t enough of us, which is why you’ve probably never heard of them.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. zackcyphers
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 04:23:22

    I like this song, and I am one of the few who own a Shoes CD. It’s a shame more people don’t know about this band. “Burned Out Love” is good, too.


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