• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

sneaker

Great band from the 80´s…

The band Sneaker was formed in Los Angeles in 1973 and would probably not be remembered at all aside from their status as one-hit wonders and their association with Doobie Brother/Steely Dan guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter.

Featuring dual lead vocalists Mitch Crane and Michael Carey Schneider, guitarist Tim Torrance, keyboardist Jim King, bass player Michael Cottage, and drummer Mike Hughes, they were signed to Handshake Records, releasing a self-titled collection of soft pop in 1981.

In addition to Baxter’s involvement, David Foster and noted session player Paulinho da Costa also contributed. Their one shot at glory came in the form of the airy ballad “More Than Just the Two of Us,” which reached number 34 on the charts in early 1982.

As a follow-up, Sneaker released a version of a Walter Becker/Donald Fagen composition “Don’t Let Me In” and, once it fell off the charts after a mere five weeks, the band would not chart again. The group released another album, Loose in the World, during 1982, but for Sneaker, the proverbial 15 minutes of fame had expired.

Discography

Live – Footprints In Japan

Cool Sound Records 2003

Tracks: Get Up Get Out, Voices, Jaymes, More Than Just The Two Of Us, Did You Order One, Before You, Never Get Over You, Pour It Out, I Can’t Imagine, MC (introducing the band members), Don’t Let Me In, Believe Me Tonight, Looking For Someone Like You & In Time.

Musicians on the Live – Footprints In Japan album: Michael Carey Schneider, Mitch Crane, Tim Torrance, Michael Cottage, Mike Hughes, Jim King & Jeff “Skunk” Baxter.

Sneaker

Cool Sound Records 2003

Tracks: Don´t Let Me In, More Than Just The Two Of Us, One By One, Jaymes, In Time, Get Up Get Out, Looking For Someone Like You, Millionaire, No More Lonely Days, More Than Just The Two Of Us (demoversion), Don´t Let Me In (demoversion), Easy With Your Love & Lazy Lady.

Musicians on the Sneaker album: Tim Torrance, Mitch Crane, Michael Carey Schneider, Mike Hughes, Michael Cottage, Jim King, Ed Green, John Raymond, David Foster, Lon Price, Bobby LaKind, David Wood, Sherlie Mathews, Paulette Brown, Cleopatra Kennedy, Paulinho Da Costa, Jeffrey Baxter & Jimmy Haskell.

Early On

Cool Sound Records 2001

Tracks: Cinderella, Keri, Looking For Someone Like You, Head Jazz, Loose In The World, If You Should Want Me, If You Should Want Me, One By One. Just For You, Millionaire, Did You Order One & Without Your Love.

Musicians on the Loose In The World album: Mitch Crane, Michael Carey Schneider, Mike Hughes, Michael Cottage, Jim King and others.

Loose In The World

Dyna Music 1998

Tracks: Believe Me Tonight, Quit Crying, Before You, Voices, Never Get Over You, Where You Gonna Run, Pour It Out, Someone To Blame It On, Did You Order One & Nothing From You.

Musicians on the Loose In The World album: Tim Torrance, Mitch Crane, Michael Carey Schneider, Mike Hughes, Michael Cottage, Jim King, Jeffrey Baxter & Paulinho Da Costa.

Loose In The World

Cool Sound Records 1998

Tracks: Believe Me Tonight, Quit Crying, Before You, The Fight ~ Voices, Never Get Over You, Where You Gonna Run, Pour It Out, Someone To Blame It On, Did You Order One, Nothing From You, I Can’t Imagine (Bonus Track previously released only on Japanese LP Record), All Or None (Bonus Track previously unreleased), Loose In The World (Bonus Track previously unreleased) & Then It Came (Bonus Track previously unreleased – Sneaker Demo 1980).

Musicians on the Loose In The World album: Tim Torrance, Mitch Crane, Michael Carey Schneider, Mike Hughes, Michael Cottage, Jim King, Jeffrey Baxter & Paulinho Da Costa.

Loose In The World

Handshake Records 1982

Tracks: Believe Me Tonight, Quit Crying, Before You, The Fight ~ Voices, Never Get Over You, Where You Gonna Run, Pour It Out, Someone To Blame It On, Did You Order One & Nothing From You.

Musicians on the Loose In The World album: Tim Torrance, Mitch Crane, Michael Carey Schneider, Mike Hughes, Michael Cottage, Jim King, Jeffrey Baxter & Paulinho Da Costa.

Sneaker

Handshake Records 1981

Tracks: Don´t Let Me In, More Than Just The Two Of Us, One By One, Jaymes, In Time, Get Up Get Out, Looking For Someone Like You, Millionaire & No More Lonely Days.

Musicians on the Sneaker album: Tim Torrance, Mitch Crane, Michael Carey Schneider, Mike Hughes, Michael Cottage, Jim King, Ed Green, John Raymond, David Foster, Lon Price, Bobby LaKind, David Wood, Sherlie Mathews, Paulette Brown, Cleopatra Kennedy, Paulinho Da Costa, Jeffrey Baxter & Jimmy Haskell.

Previous

Comments are closed.

  • Blue Desert Newsletter