The Smithereens

ABOUT

The Smithereens are a rock band from Carteret, NJ that became famous during the late 1980s. The original lineup consisted of Pat DiNizio (vocals, guitar), Jim Babjak (guitar, vocals), Mike Mesaros (bass guitar, vocals), and Dennis Diken (drums, percussion), with some personnel changes in 2006.


Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Only A Memory (1988)
  • A Girl Like You (1989)
  • Blues Before And After (1990)
  • Too Much Passion (1992)

Pop charts debut year: 1988

Years active: 1980-present

Genres: Alternative rock, power pop, college rock, hard rock

Labels: D-Tone Records, Little Ricky Records, Enigma, Restless, Capitol, BMG, RCA, Velvel, Koch, eOne Music

Website: officialsmithereens.com

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