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PostSubject: The Smithereens   Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:26 pm

Okay, anyone like this band? I've heard very few songs by them over the years and I've like them, but never picked anything up by them. For whatever reason, they've always struck me as Bad Religion for college nerds. Haha.

I'm just curious to know what the bulk of their stuff is like. Shiney? They seem like a band you might dig.
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PostSubject: Re: The Smithereens   Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:05 pm

A Girl Like You is an awesome song. I don't know any of their other stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: The Smithereens   Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:01 pm

I had a Greatest Hits comp at one time, but I don't recall much from it other than that song "A Girl Like You". I got rid of the cd years ago. I've heard that they've recently put out a Beatles cover album that I'd like to get my hands on though.
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PostSubject: Re: The Smithereens   Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:10 pm

Get em all!

I'm a power pop tragic and this band is up their with the Plimsouls, The La's, The Spongetones, Dramarama, Redd Kross and Candy as one of the greatest bands of this genre in the 80's.

Like the classic mod 60's british invasion sound of the Move sweetened with The Byrds and then roughed up with the hard rock of AC/DC and late 70's Punk.

Good Punk has always influenced good Pop, and good Pop has always influenced good Punk. And this statement pretty much sums the Smithereens up.

Probably start with Especially For You, its their stone cold classic. But Blow Up is an awesome album as well.

For fans who like that raw guitar with the la la's.
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PostSubject: Re: The Smithereens   Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:14 pm

Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens ran (unsuccessfully) for Governor of New Jersey a few years back. I thought that was kinda cool.

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PostSubject: Re: The Smithereens   Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:15 pm

Ditto what my adopted brother Rattpoison says....

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PostSubject: Re: The Smithereens   Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:40 am

Okay. You've convinced me. I'll give them a go. Thanks!

EDIT: Just requested Especially For You from SwapaCD.
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PostSubject: Re: The Smithereens   Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:07 am

Wow! The frontman has put on a ton of weight since I saw their videos on MTV and such.

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PostSubject: Re: The Smithereens   Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:20 am

Yeah these guys are really good. Worth it to check em out. Curious as to what you will think when you get that CD.
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PostSubject: Re: The Smithereens   Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:29 am

Can't go wrong with any Smithereens...

Great group.
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PostSubject: Re: The Smithereens   Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:59 pm

Behind The Wall Of Sleep and Blood & Roses are such killer songs. Always thought it was cool they got some mainstream time in the sun during the 11 era.
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PostSubject: Re: The Smithereens   Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:35 pm

I like 'em. Its certainly miles away from any part of my very, very wide musical taste zone, but they are cool.
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PostSubject: Re: The Smithereens   Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:46 pm

Mglaffas81 wrote:
I like 'em. Its certainly miles away from any part of my very, very wide musical taste zone, but they are cool.
lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The Smithereens   Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:28 am

Lead singer Pat DiNizio passed away...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/pat-dinizio-the-smithereens-lead-singer-dies-at-62/ar-BBGFH1Z?OCID=ansmsnnews11

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PostSubject: Re: The Smithereens   Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:35 am

Dang that sucks. Love the Smithereens. Gonna have to play me some...



Someone was right, he gained a ton of weight by looking at some of the live videos from 2016.
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PostSubject: Re: The Smithereens   Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:08 pm

I just played their Christmas album this past weekend. Their Beatles and Who covers were awesome as well. What a bummer.

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PostSubject: Re: The Smithereens   Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:56 pm

I liked some of their songs myself. RIP
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PostSubject: Re: The Smithereens   Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:55 am


I have to admit when they were in their "prime" I was not a fan at all... simply not paying attention really... Now revisiting some of their stuff I can't believe what I missed...

I will have to revisit their catalog...
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