Photograph titled "Belize" by Dennis O. Callwood, c. 1985
Nobody but me probably cares about this, but I already had a Shoes song come up on the Probabilistic Jukebox earlier this year - the re-appearance of the Illinois power-pop band today is purely a coincidence. It's a good song, though, so who really cares? "Your Imagination" was the opening track to the band's 1980 album Tongue Twister (possibly my favorite Shoes release), and it's a bit of an anomaly in their catalog in that it is credited to all three of the band's songwriters (John Murphy, Jeff Murphy, and Gary Klebe). The song has a collaborative feel about it, too - a busy bass riff on the intro forms the backbone of the song, but the chugging guitar riff on the verse and the brief post-chorus solo steal the attention until the bass part comes back into focus after the second chorus. You also have all three guys providing vocals at different points in the song, although I couldn't tell you who's singing lead. "Your Imagination" may not be mind-blowing, but the chorus hook is one of Shoes' best. Enjoy it, because it's the last Shoes song I'm going to post here for a while.
"You Imagination" by Shoes