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Real Kids: The Real Kids/Shoes: Black Vinyl Shoes/The Scruffs: Wanna Meet The Scruffs?

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 22 April 1978

THERE IS nothing especially new about this power pop hullaballoo, y'know. As a sub-genre it has existed in a succession of shapes and guises for ...


Interview by John Tobler, Blank Space, 1979

AND DON'T forget that title – it’s not The Shoes, but simply the plural of the footwear without the definite article. There are four Shoes, ...

Shoes: Tongue Twister

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, April 1981

IT WAS IN 1977, The Year of the Anti-Christ, that Shoes released their official debut, Black Vinyl Shoes, on their own private label. In its ...

Go All The Way: A Thing Called Power Pop

Overview by Dave Laing (Australia), I Like Your Old Stuff, 25 March 2017

"Pete Townshend coined the phrase [power pop] to define what the Who did. For some reason, it didn't stick to the Who, but it did ...


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