December 1982 cover of the Chicago-based magazine, The Music Sheet.
Centerfold picture from The Music Sheet in December of 1982.
While trying to shoot a series of pics of a whipcream fight for an animated "flip book", the photgrapher stopped the motordrive and got this still image, among others in 1982.
Gary, John and Jeff sing a 3-part harmony during a gig.
Skip wants "more cowbell" while listening to a demo mix at BFD in 1980.
Gary and Jeff in BFD during 1980.
One, in a series of photos taken at Jeff's apartment in the fall of 1979.
Still shot of Gary during the filming of the videos in the fall of 1979.
Jeff and Gary both play their Hamer guitars during this gig in 1979.
The photographer asks the band to stop smiling...and gets the opposite effect.
Still shot of John and Jeff during the filming of the 1979 videos.
Gary with his white Hamer guitar in the control room at Chicago Recording Company in early 1982.
A group shot we took and sent back to the execs at Elektra to show our progress during the recording of Boomerang in early 1982.
Gary, Jeff and John recording backing vocals during the Boomerang sessions at Chicago's CRC Recording Studios in early 1982.
Skip sits at a much augmented drum kit at CRC during the Boomerang sessions.
Gary edits the 2" master tape for "The Tube" at CRC as Hank Neuberger looks on.
Gary in the studio at Chicago Recording Company during the Boomerang sessions in the spring of 1982.
Skip, Gary and John caucus during a Boomerang session as Jeff discusses a point at the console with Hank.
Hank Neuberger shares a laugh as Gary prepares to make an edit.
Shoes perform in their hometown at the Zion Ice Arena on May 23, 1981.
Jeff in the main room at United Western Studio A in LA during the recording of Tongue Twister in the summer of 1980.
Hernan Rojas engineers and Gary listens during a Tongue Twister session in the summer of 1980.
John with one of his 1976 Gibson Thunderbird basses, in the control room with Hernan Rojas, at United Western Studio A.
Jeff discusses a point with Richard Dashut in the control room.
Skip makes a rare appearance in the control room of United Western's Studio A during the Tongue Twister sessions.
Tape op "Dominguez" in the background as Hernan Rojas and Richard Dashut listen back to a track during the Tongue Twister sessions.
Working on demos at BFD in 1980.
Skip looks pensive during a meeting at Jeff's apartment in 1980.
John discusses marketing strategy during a meeting in 1980.
Gary ponders during a band meeting in 1980.
Jeff plays his blue Hamer guitar during a gig in 1979.
John and Jeff during a gig in 1979.
John plays his 8-string Hamer bass during a gig in 1979.
John during a gig in 1979.
Jeff plays his Gibson RD guitar during a gig in 1979.
Still shot of Gary during the filming of the 1979 videos.
Still shot of John during the filming of the 1979 videos.
Still shot of Jeff during the filming of the 1979 videos.
Still shot of Skip during the filming of the 1979 videos.
Wide screen version of the Present Tense cover photo (showing the left side of John's face!)
The Manor house in Oxford England, where Present Tense was recorded during the summer of 1979.
The studio out-building at The Manor that housed the control room and main studio.
A shot of the main console in the control room at The Manor.
Gary records a guitar part using his yellow Hamer guitar in the control room.
Gary, Jeff and Mike Stone in the control room at The Manor.
Gary strums an acoustic 12-string guitar in the main room of the studio.
2nd engineer Marlis peeks in from the left as John sits with his Hamer 8-string bass in the control room.
Gary and John in the control room.
John records a vocal in the main room.
Skip lays down a drum track between the snooker table and a pinball machine in the main house of The Manor.
Gary plays a guitar part as Mike Stone twittles at the console. Note the door to the outside is left open to allow in some sunlight from the front yard.
John fiddles on the piano during some down time.
Jeff restrings a guitar in the background as Gary strums in the main studio.
Skip drumming for some demos at the Village Recorder in Santa Monica, CA in early 1979.