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Guadalcanal Diary - 100% match to The Smithereens

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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This quartet was formed in Marietta, Georgia, USA, in 1981 by vocalist/guitarist Murray Attaway and guitar player Jeff Walls, initially as a vehicle to perform renditions of Civil War songs. However, with a line-up of Robert Crowe (bass) and John Poe (drums), they went on to specialize in guitar-led songs with impassioned and wilful lyrics, in a manner that prefigured the 90s r Read more

Marshall Crenshaw - 93% match to The Smithereens

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 November 1953, Detroit, Michigan, USA. After portraying John Lennon in the stage show Beatlemania, Crenshaw forged a solo career as a solid and dependable performer of the classic urban American pop song. His rock ‘n’ roll songs are sprinkled with lyrics discoursing on the perennial problems of the lovelorn and the trials of being in love.

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Matthew Sweet - 88% match to The Smithereens

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 October 1964, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Before the success of his third album, 1991’s Girlfriend, Matthew Sweet had been best known for his work in the late 80s with the Golden Palominos. Before that, in the early 80s, he had recorded under the name Buzz Of Delight, based in Athens, Georgia, issuing a mini-album entitled Sound Castles which was produced by Don Dixon. Tw Read more

The Plimsouls - 79% match to The Smithereens

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of a group of bands from Los Angeles, California, USA, playing power pop in the mid-80s, the Plimsouls comprised Peter Case (5 April 1954, USA; vocals/guitar, ex-Nerves), plus Lou Ramirez (drums), Dave Pahoa (bass) and Eddie Munoz (lead guitar). Formed in 1979, they originally worked as Tone Dogs before changing names and earning a strong local live reputation. This culm Read more

The Romantics - 76% match to The Smithereens

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US band’s career falls into two distinct halves; the Knack -like pop of the 70s dressed in tight red leather pants, and the near stadium rock-like success of the early 80s. The Romantics started out as four factory workers from Detroit, Michigan; Wally Palmar (vocals/guitar), Mike Skill (guitar/vocals), Rich Cole (bass/vocals) and Jimmy Marinos (drums/vocals). They or Read more

Dramarama - 69% match to The Smithereens

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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The 80s were littered with US alt rock bands that paved the way for the genre’s big commercial breakthrough in the early 90s, but never seem to receive proper credit. Top in this category would be the Replacements, the Pixies, and Hüsker Dü, as well as several lesser-known outfits, such as the pop art-inspired Dramarama. Comprising John Easdale (vocals), Mark Eng Read more

Hoodoo Gurus - 60% match to The Smithereens

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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An Australian rock band whose belief in the power of the bar chord has never diminished, Sydney’s Hoodoo Gurus initially shared links with that city’s other major alternative rock attraction of the 80s, the Scientists (after both relocated from Perth). That connection was instigated by singer-songwriter Dave Faulkner, who had previously played in a band called the Gur Read more

Bo Deans - 58% match to The Smithereens

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Bodeans - 58% match to The Smithereens

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The dB's - 57% match to The Smithereens

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Nick Lowe - 55% match to The Smithereens

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 March 1949, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England. Lowe has for many years been held in high esteem by a loyal band of admirers aware of his dexterity as a producer, musician, vocalist and songwriter. His early apprenticeship as bass player/vocalist with Kippington Lodge, which evolved into Brinsley Schwarz, made him a seasoned professional by the mid-70s. He then started a c Read more

Squeeze - 55% match to The Smithereens

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Deptford, London, England in 1974, Squeeze came to prominence in the late 70s as one of the most talented of the new wave of post-punk bands. After playing for a brief period as Captain Trundlow’s Sky Company, original members Chris Difford (Christopher Henry Difford, 4 November 1954, Greenwich, London, England; guitar/vocals), Glenn Tilbrook (b. 31 August 195 Read more

Fixx - 54% match to The Smithereens

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Fixx - 54% match to The Smithereens

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This durable UK new wave band originally comprised Cy Curnin (13 December 1957; vocals/guitar), Adam Woods (8 April 1953; drums), Rupert Greenall (keyboards), Jamie West-Oram (guitar) and Charlie Barret (bass). They formed at the turn of the 80s when college friends Curnin and Woods made the decision to pursue music as a full-time vocation. After advertising in the music pre Read more

Rockpile - 51% match to The Smithereens

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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The name Rockpile was derived from a 1972 album by founding vocalist/guitarist Dave Edmunds. In 1979 he suspended his solo career by officially joining forces with three musicians who had featured on several albums issued under his own name. ex-Brinsley Schwarz frontman, Nick Lowe, bass player Billy Bremner (ex-Lulu And The Luvvers) and drummer Terry Williams (ex-Love Sculpture Read more


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