Shoes – Shoes On Ice [Live 12" EP] - Used 12"
Recorded live at the Zion Ice Arena on May 23, 1981. Copies were distributed to early purchasers of Shoes - Boomerang
more power-pop perfection from the boys from Illinois. Live 1981. While I always say "Cheap Trick had some hard rock leanings, this band leaned the other way" Shoes pumped up the rock for the ice arena. (Ice arenas in mid-sized cities were cool venues, usually featured terrible sound, and were so much better than those gigantic arenas where most people saw shows in this era. Plus the shows provided some summer income for these hockey ice rinks for feeder teams.) -- winch (green noise).
"Zion, Illinois’ Shoes comes in second only to Cheap Trick in embodying the sound and story of Illinois pop in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Helmed by brothers Jon and Jeff Murphy and schoolmate Gary Klebe, Zion’s favorite sons were more bedroom than barroom, focusing on nailing their technique, not the local barmaid."
A1 Too Late Written-By – Gary Klebe 2:43
A2 Hangin' Around With You Written-By – Gary Klebe, Jeff Murphy, John Murphy (7) 3:07
A3 Cruel You Written-By – John Murphy (7) 4:07
B1 In My Arms Again Written-By – Jeff Murphy 3:23
B2 She Satisfies Written-By – Gary Klebe 2:54
B3 Hate To Run Written-By – John Murphy (7)