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  • richardneal

    Underrated band

    November 2014
  • DiscoJer

    I saw them during Spring Break in '90, I guess.

    August 2014
  • guitar_focus

    I close my eyes and I hear 'Blood and Roses'

    February 2013
  • skmelanie

    Especially for You is a killer album. I really need to listen to some more stuff by them though.

    July 2012
  • Ghestal

    Especially For You froma thrift store for 20 cents. Score

    May 2012
  • Chaosophia218

    Top of the Pops is amazing song! Heard it on Candy Crawford's DVD.

    February 2012
  • Nessyliz

    Really great band, I love their guitar sound.

    January 2012
  • viathin12

    saw them live at infinity hall a month or two ago it was awesome

    December 2011
  • ChuckyG80s

    Saw them live tonight in Natick. They still kick ass, and sound fantastic.

    July 2011
  • dmikedrab

    first heard these guys on Miami Vice

    July 2011
  • rosepetals1984

    I really love "2011" as an album. The guys are in fine form and sound amazing.

    July 2011
  • RockerMag

    See our awesome interview wtih Dennis Diken of the Smithereens here: http://www.rockerzine.com/index.php/2011/06/the-smithereens-this-one-goes-to-2011/

    June 2011
  • My_Sharona


    June 2011
  • RandyB1961

    I was getting worried about the band releasing so many covers albums, too, but SMITHEREENS 2011 has put my mind at ease. It is a welcome return to late-80s form for the band and I'm loving it.

    May 2011
  • foetusized

    Y'all need to stop whining about cover albums. [i]2011[/i], an album of new material is now out, and it's a good'un.

    May 2011
  • massimo35

    ricordi ricordi ricordi

    March 2011
  • edark86

    Chalk me up as another who finds their recent string of cover records completely baffling and pointless. It's a shit stain on their (otherwise excellent) career.

    January 2010
  • ruiner2001002

    I think what bothers me about the cover albums isn't the quality of the music, but that's it's getting to the point where that's all they're going to be known for. Even if the band feels like they don't have it in them to write any new songs, I'd rather they just quietly retire rather than be the world's most popular bar band.

    January 2010
  • rosepetals1984

    Well, as much as I would like to hear them come out with new material and scale back on releasing the cover albums, I can say I still love the albums they've released in the past and note them as one of my favorite bands. Creativity comes in many forms, and if it means exploring their roots a bit, that's fine and I can understand it, but I can agree it's a bit much to release cover albums at the frequency they are.

    October 2009
  • DanAbnrml9

    Agree with soulbleed. They're starting to act like a Vegas act. It's especially sad since prime Smithereens was obviously influenced by '60s British Invasion and '70s punk but wasn't purely imitative. I just don't know why we need a bunch of albums of The Smithereens redoing the Beatles catalog...

    September 2009
  • TheHornedOne

    Picked up Especially for You on vinyl on a whim remembering the name from the Kurt Cobain journals. I'm pleasantly surprised, this is really good stuff.

    September 2009
  • CAVermeer

    Fantastic band...

    July 2009
  • porcelain_tree

    incredible band, nearly perfect. i first got into them with the green thoughts album. i'm guilty of playing them too little in recent years. but that's true of many excellent bands.

    June 2009
  • ruiner2001002

    Sigh, I have the answer to the question I asked back in March. On May 5th, the band will be releasing "The Smithereens Play 'Tommy.'" Just in case the Smithereens happen to be reading this: your first couple of albums were all sorts of awesome, as was the "Blown to Smithereens" compilation. I know that you guys love Mercybeat and the British Invasion, but I'm not paying $20 or however much "Meet the Smithereens" costs to hear you cover my goddamn record collection. Your last album of new music was ten years ago. Quit dicking around and make some fucking new music already.

    May 2009
  • john069145

    some people dont have the brains to see the brillance of the music they have created.

    April 2009
  • ruiner2001002

    Anyone know if they're working on any new material? I love their early stuff, but I'm a little dismayed that they've given up on original songs in favor of being a Beatles cover band.

    March 2009
  • visenna_88

    love 'blood and roses'

    February 2009
  • JeremyAce4

    Surprised by the low play count.

    February 2009
  • luciferesque

    Love the smithereens! Saw them live at th university of Michigan in the fall of 88, think it was then...supporting Green Thoughts...great show...no bullcrap at all, just a bunch of regular guys...no pretentious garbage!

    January 2009
  • ojneto

    drown in my own tears and only a memory are my favorite songs. oh, just so good - brilliant. the smithereens are definitely underrated.

    August 2008
  • musicofmisery

    A criminally underrated band... quite how they've only amassed 188,000 plays is utterly perplexing.

    July 2008
  • parl

    I didn't like these guys so much when they first came out... they're not so bad now.

    May 2008
  • turkishtaffy

    The Smithereens have been spotted recently around Gotham and other vicinities in one manifestation or another.

    March 2008
  • genex

    Yeah these guys were fun to see live when I was in college - cool to see other fans that don't live in Alabama like I used to when I first heard them...

    December 2007
  • Fredericksimon

    Their sound is definitely catchy, without being too shallow. For those who are keen on alternative music like it was meant. I'd like to recommend the 1986 masterpiece Green thoughts. Stand-out track is Especially for You...

    November 2007
  • HendrixFan42

    and I dream of her, behind the wall of sleep

    October 2007
  • girlybat

    in a lonely place <3 <3 <3

    September 2007
  • nickwafer

    they are back together and touring...so i read in the paper.

    July 2007
  • justininthe400

    most underrated band ive ever listened too. the beatles through a wall of marshalls

    May 2007
  • omskoviet

    bijna pasen

    June 2006