Thursday, August 18, 2011


In 1989 The Smithereens released their third full length albuym titled 11. The title and the cover are an homage to the original 1960 Ocean's Eleven film. This album was their most successful owing to the single A Girl Like You. If you're a fan of Troma movies like The Toxic Avenger, then look for The Smithereens starring as themselves as they were featured as the entertainment in the indoor beach party scene of the Troma film Class of Nuke 'Em High, playing the song "Much Too Much".  Critics loved their first two albums and gave this one a lukewarm reception.  Homercat loved this album and isn't too keen on the first two.  In their early phase these guys were accused of sounding too much like The Byrds and The Beatles. Where the guys in the band kept pointing out that its Marshall Amplifier-heavy live sound was closer to heavy metal than it was to The Beatles. Though The Smithereens are still around, they were yet another victim of the grunge fad of the 90's.

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Charlie said...

I saw them live a few years back and they were superb but somehow they lost the muse when recording. Until recently A Christmas album, a live album, and 2 albums of Beatles covers were added to their catalog. They finally came out with a new CD of original material this year. I haven't hear it yet but it's getting their best reviews in years.

Mick said...

Only just saw your answer to my earlier comment on T.Rex, and yes, we are both in France until the end of September, then maybe back to Canada for another stint with a different company.
Take care.