The Smithereens, in Concert

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Set List

"Only a Memory"

"House We Used to Live In"

"Behind the Wall of Sleep"

"Yesterday Girl"

"Don't Bother Me"

"I Wanna Be Your Man"

"Hold Me Tight"

"I Wanna Hold Your Hand"

"Especially For You"

"Any Other Way"

"Blood & Roses"

"A Girl Like You"

Rock-music veterans whose careers span more than 25 years, The Smithereens' members combine the sounds of Buddy Holly and The Beatles with shades of metal and prog-rock. Hear the band in concert, recorded live from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

Pat DiNizio started The Smithereens in New Jersey in the late '70s, and the band became a staple of the New York bar scene with its mixture of Britpop, classic oldies and hard rock. Finally, in 1986, the group enjoyed a major breakthrough with the hit single "Blood and Roses" from Especially for You. Shortly thereafter, The Smithereens signed a major-label deal and scored a hit with Smithereens 11. This year brings Meet the Smithereens, an album covering Meet the Beatles in its entirety.

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