Ladies and gentlemen, Gentle Reader’s included… I would like to mention a band from New Jersey, thank you very much, known as The Smithereens.
“Who?” you may ask.
What a great band!
They were shanghaied by grunge in the nineties but the classic beauty of their sound is still in existence. Please see: http://www.officialsmithereens.com/ for more info.
I have always seen this band as stuck in time. They are relevant (to yours truly) and beatnik at the same time. Electric Kerouac, baby – no doubt. The true joy of the Smithereens is having the eyes to see that. Wonderful guitar riffs, the timelessness, the wonderful lyrics – and they’re from Jersey!
Please… Check out “Top of the Pops” or “Blue Period.” Amazing music – at least for this out of time Beatnik.
Oh well, out of time and out of place… Check their site for tour dates. From what I’ve seen they are worth investigating.
… Walk on…