Related Information for Blue Shoes Blue Shoes was a hugely popular regional New Wave/Postpunk band from Tempe, Arizona. Fronted by Peggy "Murph" Murphy and Don "D.R." Wilke, the band released several 7" EPs including "Better" and finally a full-length LP, "Put On Blue Shoes", in 1980. The first time the song “Better” hit the airwaves was on local station 104.7 KSTM, Within weeks of release, “Better” was in high rotation on stations “KDKB” and “KUPD”. Bl.. read more