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For the first time on CD, The Smithereens “COVERS”, featuring over twenty of the bands favorite songs first recorded by other artists. Great rare selections from The Smithereens vault from throughout their thirty year career, including many previously unreleased. A collection of songs the band loves by the artists they love! 


Track listing:
The Game of Love (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders)
The Slider (T. Rex)
Ruler of My Heart (Irma Thomas)
Wooly Bully (Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs)
Let’s Talk About Us (Otis Blackwell)
Girl Don’t Tell Me (Beach Boys)
Up In Heaven (The Clash)
Time Won’t Let Me (The Outsiders)
Gloomy Sunday (Billie Holiday)
Yer Blues (Beatles)
One After 909 (Beatles)
I Want to Tell You (Beatles)
It Don’t Come Easy (Ringo Starr)
Well Alright (Live) (Buddy Holly)
Rosie Won’t You Please Come Home (The Kinks)
World Keeps Going ‘Round (The Kinks)
Downbound Train (Bruce Springsteen)
The Seeker (The Who)
Something Stupid (Frank and Nancy Sinatra)
Lust for Life (Iggy Pop)
The Stroll (The Diamonds)
Shakin’ All Over (Johnny Kidd and the Pirates)


“Well, I’m very conscious about song structure. And I was always a fan of the classic pop songwriting structure, a structure or type of songwriting that was more prevalent in the 1950s and ‘60s. And those sorts of songs included hooks.” – Pat DiNizio 2002


“The Smithereens will plays play covers for inspiration and the sheer fun of it. And it keeps us in touch with our roots and the feelings that made us want to pick up our instruments when we were kids.” – Dennis Diken, 2018


Shipping included on all U.S. orders.

Covers CD

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