Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I've Got to Find a Way to Let You Know I'm Not Like Them

This one seems to have snuck up on us. The Smithereens today released a follow-up to their 2007 Beatles Tribute, Meet The Smithereens, with B-Sides The Beatles. Wow, original title. Original concept. C'mon guys! We want some new material. Blow us away like you did with 11, Green Thoughts, Especially For You, hell, even Blow Up.

UPDATE (by 2poppy): Agreed - we need new material. Nonetheless, a little digging turned up this interesting factoid about B-Sides The Beatles:

Andy White, who in 1962 played drums on The Beatles' original version of "P.S. I Love You," reprises his role as surrogate stickman for The Smithereens in 2008...

"B-Sides The Beatles" also includes fantastic in-depth liner notes by Beatles author/historian Bruce Spizer, as well as "Beatle" Tommy Frangione (Joe Johnson's Beatle Brunch), and the Smithereens' own Dennis Diken.
You can buy the CD version at Amazon.com or an autographed CD version while supplies last at (where else?) NewburyComics.com.

RELATED (by 2poppy): According to TheirSpace, Smithereens leader Pat DiNizio is again hosting a very intimate concert series at his own house in New Jersey for the lucky first 30 fans to buy the $100 tix for one of three performances 10/17-19. Email Pat for more details on how to purchase tix. Very cool.

No comments: