smithereens Archive

Dawn of the Smithereens (Part 3 of 3)

Continued from Part Two… “Even though we were still climbing and clawing our way towards some measure of recognition and success, just having the opportunity to set up shop in […]

Dawn of the Smithereens (Part 2 of 3)

Continued from Part One… But even playing covers, the three musicians quickly developed a musical character all their own, defined by Diken’s assertive yet tasteful drumming, Babjak’s powerful and melodic […]

Dawn of the Smithereens (Part 1 of 3)

Beginning with their major-label debut Especially for You, New Jersey rock quartet the Smithereens enjoyed widespread critical acclaim and a degree of commercial success. The band’s trademark synthesis of diverse […]

Album Review: The Smithereens Play Tommy

The Smithereens are well-known rock fans. Their unique, canny take on rock music is informed by everyone from the Four Freshmen (drummer Dennis Diken cites them as a large-looming influence) […]