Sneaker (band)

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Sneaker
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Pop rock, soft rock
Years active 1973-1983
Labels Handshake Records and Tapes

Sneaker was a West Coast American rock band, active from 1973 to 1983. The band is best known for its Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hit single, "More Than Just the Two of Us", from its first album, Sneaker (1981). They also had a minor hit with "Don't Let Me In", a song written by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker from Steely Dan.

Sneaker was composed of Tim Torrance on guitars, Mitch Crane on vocals and guitars, Michael Carey Schneider on vocals and keyboards, Mike Hughes on drums, Michael Cottage on bass guitar, and Jim King on keyboards, synthesizers, and vibes. The band cited as its primary musical influences Steely Dan, The Eagles and The Doobie Brothers. They released 2 studio albums on Handshake Records and Tapes, Sneaker in 1981 (which included their Top 40 hit, "More Than Just the Two of Us") and Loose In The World in 1982. Both albums were produced by Jeff "Skunk" Baxter. In 2001, Cool Sound Records, a Japanese record label, released Early On, a collection of their early recordings and, in 2003, released Footprints In Japan, a 1982 live recording from Osaka & Tokyo, Japan.

The group's name "Sneaker" was taken from the Steely Dan song "Bad Sneakers" from their album Katy Lied, a fact confirmed by Michael Carey Schneider.[citation needed]

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  • 1981: Sneaker
  • 1982: Loose in the World
  • 2003: Early On
  • 2011: The Unreleased Demos

Singles[edit]

  • 1981: "More Than Just the Two of Us" / "In Time" (#34 U.S.)
  • 1981: "Get Up, Get Out"
  • 1982: "Don't Let Me In" / "Looking for Someone Like You"
  • 1982: "No More Lonely Days"

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