The Smithereens

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The Smithereens are an American rock band from Carteret, New Jersey, United States. 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.

The Smithereens have collaborated with numerous musicians, both in the studio (Suzanne Vega and Belinda Carlisle) and live (Graham Parker and The Kinks). The band's name comes from a Yosemite Sam catchphrase, "Varmint, I'm a-gonna blow you to smithereens!"

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Year Title Rating Releases
1986 Especially for You 3
1988 Green Thoughts 4
1989 11 2
1991 Blow Up 1
1994 A Date With The Smithereens 3
1999 God Save The Smithereens 2
2007 Meet The Smithereens 2
2007 Christmas With the Smithereens 1
2008 B-Sides The Beatles 1
2009 Tommy 1
2011 2011 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1995 Rarities: Attack of The Smithereens Compilation 1
1995 Blown to Smithereens: Best of The Smithereens Compilation 2
1997 The Best of The Smithereens Compilation 1
2004 Anthology: From Jersey It Came Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2006 Extended Versions Live 1
2008 Live in Concert - Greatest Hits and More! Live 2


Year Title Rating Releases
Get a Hold of My Heart 1
Miles From Nowhere 1


Year Title Rating Releases
1980 Girls About Town 1
1983 Beauty and Sadness 2
1992 Too Much Passion 1

EP + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1988 Live Live 1


Year Title Rating Releases
Top of the Pops Compilation 1

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