I have a shit ton of 7"s. This is simply an excuse to get off my lazy 21st Century ass and make them more easily listened to as 1's & 0's. I then share. It's a symbiotic relationship. I may even toss in an occasional lp or something.
If it's your OOP record and you don't want it posted, Just let me know. I'll gladly take it down. I'm easy.
There is fuck all for information about this particular band anywhere on the sleeve. Just a few names and a date on the back.
I found something anyway.
It's trivial but puts some kind of context on it, I suppose.
The singer on this little seven inch of New Wave Pop is David Baerwald who would achieve a decent paycheck briefly in the middle of the 80's as part of David & David when they had a Top 100 release with a major contender for all-time most 80's production sound "Welcome to the Boomtown"
Not exactly my cup of poison, but hey, they hopefully got paid for it. So there's that.
I doubt that DB saw any sort of money out of Sensible Shoes.
Good on him for having a song that peaked even at #37.
That's still better than you or I have ever done.
So back in the day there was a local access TV show called "Boston
Live!" on Channel 68 that featured local bands playing live in the
studio. I watched it as much as I could and taped a bunch of stuff off
it onto Betamax and watched that tape quite a bit back in the day.
Now most of that stuff is up and available on YouTube.
This is some really fucking catchy Bubblegum New Wave Pop you could ever want.
It's like sonic cotton candy.
just have to tap your foot and nod along so that even when the dude
with the serious hair is singing "Big Tits/They make me giggle" in "Rear
View Mirror" you just kind of let it slide by you without noticing.
And that's what makes this so fucking special.
This is what they looked like when they were doing just that on the aforementioned "Boston Live!"
The 80s sure were a different time, man. (But I do totally dig that Dan Armstrong plexi guitar though)