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The Smithereens are a / group from Carteret, New Jersey. The group formed in 1980 and consists of Pat DiNizio (lead singer/guitar), Jim Babjak (guitar), Mike Mesaros (bass), and Dennis Diken (drums). The group gained some notoriety when a single from its first album, Blood and Roses, was included on the soundtrack for and as the theme song of the 1986 Albert Pyun movie Dangerously Close and the video got some moderately heavy rotation on MTV. The group… read more

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  • Really great band.
  • Underrated band
  • I saw them during Spring Break in '90, I guess.
  • I close my eyes and I hear 'Blood and Roses'
  • Especially for You is a killer album. I really need to listen to some more stuff by them though.
  • Especially For You froma thrift store for 20 cents. Score
  • Top of the Pops is amazing song! Heard it on Candy Crawford's DVD.
  • Really great band, I love their guitar sound.
  • saw them live at infinity hall a month or two ago it was awesome
  • Saw them live tonight in Natick. They still kick ass, and sound fantastic.

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