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'Push Comes to Shove' for the Shoes



If you love power pop, there is no band truer to the genre than Shoes. Every song they’ve recorded is so sugary sweet that you should probably brush your teeth after a full listening.

Shoes has been adored by critics and all their songs are trademarked by their chorus hooks and background harmonies. They appeared on the early days of MTV with four videos from their 1979 album Present Tense, but curiously filmed no videos for their fine 1981 album Tongue Twister. However in 1984, Shoes finally submitted a video for the When Push Comes To Shove from their Silhouette album. The video shows the boys from Shoe walking around their hometown of Zion, Illinois. In 2012, Shoes released Ignition, their first album of new material since Silhouette.

- Kevin Wuench, guest blogger

[Last modified: Thursday, March 28, 2013 7:32am]


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