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Birth Place: Carteret, New Jersey, USA
Years Active: 1980 — present
Genres: Rock, College Rock, Power Pop

The Smithereens is an alternative rock band that formed in Carteret, New Jersey in 1980 by vocalist/guitarist Pat DiNizio, guitarist/vocalist Jim Babjak, bassist/vocalist Mike Mesaros and drummer Dennis Diken. Babjak, Diken and Mesaros are all from Carteret, New Jersey and graduated from Carteret High School in 1975. In 1980, they formed the band with DiNizio, who is from Scotch Plains, New Jersey. The band released their debut EP, “Girls About Town,” in 1980. A second EP, “Beauty and Sadness,” was released in 1983. The band scored a hit with the track, “Blood and Roses,” from their debut full-length album, 1986’s “Especially for You.” The song was featured on multiple movi... Continue Bio >>


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