Outtake photo from the 1978 photoshoot for the album cover for the PVC re-issue of Black Vinyl Shoes.
This 1978 photo taken at BFD Studio was used as a postcard to the fan club at the time.
In what was dubbed Big Deal Studios (BFD Studio) in the basement of the dress shop in 1978.
1978 group shot at BFD Studio.
Shoes on stage at the Rock Around the Dock festival in Chicago in early August of 1978.
Promo pic from 1978, shortly after Skip was convinced to shave off his moustache.
Color version of 1978 promo pic.
Track sheet listing the instrumentation for the song "Fatal" used during the recording of the "Black Vinyl Shoes" LP in 1977.
Flow chart showing the recording sequence used for the song "Fatal" used during the recording of the "Black Vinyl Shoes" LP in 1977. The 4 knobs at the bottom show the level and panning of the 4 tracks for the stereo mixdown.
Outtake pic from a photoshoot for the "Black Vinyl Shoes" LP in early 1977.
Playing an outside gig in Wisconsin during the summer of 1977.
Jeff has a laugh at something during the gig at Jumper's Hangout.
John plays his new Gibson Thunderbird bass at this gig at Jumper's Hangout in 1977.
Jeff plays his first Fender Strat at an outside gig in 1977. This guitar was later stolen, along with 3 others, from BFD Studio.
Gary plays his Ibanez Artist guitar at an outside gig in the late summer of 1977.
Shoes backstage before a gig at The Likely Story club on April 6th, 1977. Note Jeff and Gary with their new Gibson Explorer guitars. Gary's was eventually stolen from BFD Studio.
Shoes play a gig in early 1977 in Schaumburg, IL at a club called B.Ginnings, owned by Danny Seraphine, the drummer for the band Chicago.
Skip wearing his ugly disco shirt during his first gig with the band in early fall of 1976.
Gary plays a Gibson L6S and John his Fender Precision Bass during the gig in Dwight, IL. Note Gary's Gibson Les Paul Studio in the background stand.
Jeff's cherry sunburst Gibson Les Paul is barely visible waiting in it's stand during the Dwight, IL gig.
Gary (on the far left), is barely visible in this pic taken at an impromptu gig at dusk in Dwight, IL during the fall of 1976.
Another shot of Shoes playing their first gig with Skip as drummer in Dwight, IL in the fall of 1976.
Shoes play under the pavillion in Dwight, IL during Skip's first gig with the band in early fall of 1976.
Another pic from the Dwight gig.
Jeff plays a Fender strat through a Sunn Model T amp as John plays his Precision Bass through a Sunn Bass head w/folded horn bottom at Shoes' first gig at the Brat Stop in Kenosha, WI in April of 1976.
Drummer Barry Shumaker during his only live performance with Shoes, on his Ludwig drum kit, during Shoes' very first gig at the Brat Stop in Kenosha, WI.
Gary's Fender Tele Deluxe waits nearby during Shoes' first gig at the Brat Stop in Kenosha, WI in April of 1976.
Gary plays his Gibson L6S through a Sunn Collisieum amp at the Brat Stop gig.
Shoes first gig at the Brat Stop in Kenosha, WI on April 8th of 1976.
Shoes in the summer of 1975 along the shores of Lake Michigan, with then-drummer, Barry Shumaker.
Gary in La Cabane during the recording of Bazooka in 1975.
John in La Cabane during the recording of Bazooka in 1975.
More backing vocals at La Cabane during the Bazooka sessions.
Jeff doing a vocal during the recording of Bazooka in 1975.
Drummer Barry Shumaker in La Cabane recording Bazooka in 1975.
Jeff and John work on some backing vocals at La Cabane for the Bazooka sessions during the hot summer of 1975.
John tries his hand at drums during the One In Versailles sessions in early 1975 at La Cabane.
The living room of La Cabane, where "One In Versailles", "Bazooka" and "Black Vinyl Shoes" were recorded.
Jeff plays some guitar at La Cabane in early 1975.
John plays some guitar at La Cabane in early 1975.
Jeff tweaks the 4-channel TEAC 3340S at La Cabane in 1975.
A Ross Mark 400 tape machine like the one that Jeff butchered to make his first distortion box for early Shoes recordings.
John writing lyrics for a song on One In Versailles, in his room at U of I Champaign, IL in November of 1975.
Photo of Gary from the Heads or Tails artwork in 1974.
Gary plays some guitar in Versailles, France in early 1975.
John with his Fender Musicmaster bass in 1974.
Jeff & John on Christmas day 1973. This picture was used for the Heads or Tails artwork.