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SMITHEREENS, widely popular on MTV and top 40 radio in the 1980�s
and early 1990�s, will headline the We Energies / 94.5 WKTI Main Stage at
Fish Day 2002. Influenced by the 60�s pop of the Beatles, Beach Boys and
the Byrds, the Smithereens formed in New Jersey in 1980. After recording
and releasing a number of somewhat obscure albums in the early 80�s, they
signed to Enigma Records in 1986 and released their first major label
album �Especially for You�. This album included their first hit single
and MTV breakthrough video �Blood and Roses� as well as the hit �Behind
the Wall of Sleep. This major label debut was followed by non-stop
Since 1986 The Smithereens have recorded and released 10 albums, most of which were released on Capitol Records following their debut on Enigma Records. The bands biggest top 40 hit came in 1992 with the song �Too Much Passion� from their album �Blow Up�. Other hit songs from their career include �A Girl Like You�, �Only a Memory� and �Yesterday Girl�. Their music was also featured on several movie soundtracks including the teen-horror movie �Class of Nuke �Em High�. In addition to his work with the group, singer/songwriter and guitarist Pat DiNizio released a solo albumin 1997. The Smithereens continue to tour extensively and are constantly recording new material. Don�t miss this rockin� close to Fish Day 2002!
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