October 12, 2010 by esarsea
In my opinion, The Smithereens are one of most underrated bands ever, and they’re still out there touring today. According to Wiki, The group formed in 1980 with members Pat DiNizio (vocals & guitar), Jim Babjak (guitar & vocals), Mike Mesaros (bass guitar & vocals), and Dennis Diken (drums & percussion) . This lineup continued until 2006, when Mesaros left the band and Severo Jornacion took over on bass guitar.
I VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND: Blown to Smithereens: The Best of the Smithereens (a 16 song CD), not to be confused with 10 song “Best of Smithereens” CD. It’s available for only $8.49 from CD Universe using the link above. It is one of those records that continues to grow on you after subsequent listenings.
Here’s 3 fairly recent live clips, and a studio recording. Turn it up!