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On a mission to save Rock and Roll! Oh my God! It's the SHODS!
Finally, after their 1998 power punk/pop Bamboozled (voted "Best Indie Record" of 1998 by The Boston Phoenix), The Shods are back with their latest manifesto, a 14-song collection titled Thanks For Nuthin' produced by long-time Boston-rock hero, David Minehan (The Neighborhoods, Paul Westerberg).
Recorded at Minehan's own Wooly Mammoth studio, TFN boasts nothing less than what Brett Milano calls "the spirit that's driven the great punk and garage bands since year one. In short, The Shods have what it takes to bring new-and-old-school rockers to the same club and send them home buzzing.
On stage they may be the only local band who can pull off the Jam, Clash, and Pistols covers on a regular basis."
"Nobody wears their sweat (not to mention their influences) on their sleeve or rocks a house with more full-on flair and gusto than The Shods," wrote The Boston Phoenix.
On any given night you can hear The Shods pay homage to the Boston rock scene, covering maybe The Outlet's "Knock Me Down," or the all-time favorite "All Kindsa Girls," by the Real Kids.
Hailing from Lowell, Mass., the five-man show recently won Best Live Band at the 2000 WFNX (Boston, MA) Best Music Poll, after returning home from Northeast touring with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
Their live show has been called "in-your-face guitars and surging, with Beatlesque harmonies" (Steve Morse, The Boston Globe).
Unfortunately, The Shods played their last show in their hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts on September 23rd, 2000.
Shods - Thanks for Nuthin