The Smithereens

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by The Smithereens

Biography

Influenced by the 60s pop of the Beatles, Beach Boys and the Byrds, the Smithereens formed in New Jersey, USA, in 1980. Members Jim Babjak (guitar) and Dennis Diken (drums) had played together since 1971; Mike Mesaros (bass) was recruited in 1976, and finally Pat DiNizio (vocals). After recording two EPs, they backed songwriter Otis Blackwell (‘Great Balls Of Fire’) on two obscure albums. In 1986, the band signed to Enigma Records and released their first full album, Especially For... Read more

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rock
power pop
80s
alternative
college rock
seen live
american
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