The Shivvers - "Teen Line"
Once voted "Best Band in Milwaukee", Wisconsin's the Shivvers led by singer-songwriter Jill Kossoris, had their roots in 60's music. "Teen Line" is a slice of great powerpop with female lead vocals reminiscent of Bomp artists the Little Girls or Nikki & The Corvettes. The single was released on the Fliptop independent label in 1980. The Raspberries were a big influence on the Shivvers. Eric Carmen loved the band and wanted to produce them but the collaboration never happened. The Shivvers opened up for The Shoes, The Romantics, and Iggy Pop among others. They broke up in 1982. The Shivvers were Jill Kossoris: lead vocals, keyboards, Scott Krueger: vocals, bass, Jim Eannelli: guitar, Mike Pyle: guitar and Jim Richardson: drums. Breck Burns eventually replaced Eannelli on guitar. A CD compilation of The Shivvers was released by Hyped To Death. Jill Kossoris is still writing and recording and released a solo record in 2001.
Buy The Shivvers CD compilation here.
Buy Jill Kossorsis's "Invisible" CD here.