Thursday, 3 May 2018

Fancy Footwear

I'm back from my wayward wanderings. I didn't get much time for shopping over the last couple of weeks but managed to pick up a few promising looking items, including an Ethiopian compilation, the complete works of South Africa's first punk band, and an album from an outfit that for some reason thought it would be a good idea to call themselves Donald Duck.

More of them anon, but first a couple of CDs I acquired in a local charity shop earlier this afternoon. They were nestling next to each other in the bargain bin and, by bizarre coincidence, both were sponsored by footwear manufacturers - well, it is either a bizarre coincidence or one of the world's most niche record collections is in the process of being broken up.

The first is "Shoe Pie", a compilation of acts on the 4AD label that was sponsored by Dr Martens and came out in 1996. The second is "Pravda Naujokai 2008", a Lithuanian compilation sponsored by Puma. One can only speculate why the marketing teams at Dr Martens and Puma thought these were worthwhile ventures.

I have not listened to either CD yet and have just selected a track from each at random. I will rely on you to tell me whether they are any good or not. In case they aren't I have added some quality footwear themed sounds to make up for it.

"Demon" - Scheer

 "Aerocide 2009" - Nauji Lėktuvai

"The Shoe Won't Fit" - Betty Everett

"Michael And His Slipper Tree" - The Equals

"Gideon Boot" - Richie Spice


  1. The Slipper Tree song link leads to the Betty Everett song. I brought a new pair of slippers a couple of days ago!

  2. Apologies, now fixed. And thank you for that glimpse into how the other half lives.

    1. Thanks for that. I preferred the first two tracks. I have three pairs of slippers.

  3. That's almost an entire tree full