Attack of the Smithereens

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Attack of the Smithereens
Attack of The Smithereens.jpg
Compilation album by
Released21 November, 1995[1]
Recorded1980-1992
GenreRock
Length79:40
LabelCapitol
ProducerThe Smithereens, Don Dixon, Ed Stasium, Andy Shernoff, Michael Hamilton
The Smithereens chronology
A Date with The Smithereens
(1994)
Attack of the Smithereens
(1995)
The Best of The Smithereens
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]

Attack of the Smithereens is a rarities compilation album by The Smithereens, released in 1995 by Capitol Records. It contains a number of B-sides and rare tracks as well as previously unreleased demos and live recordings.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Adapted from the album's liner notes.[3]

All songs by Pat DiNizio, except where noted.

  1. "Here Come the Smithereens" – 0:28
  2. "Girl Don't Tell Me" (Live) (Brian Wilson) – 2:32
  3. "Girls About Town" – 2:48
  4. "Time and Time Again" (Band demo) – 2:31
  5. "Don't Be Cruel" (Live) (Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley) – 2:41
    • Otis Blackwell backed by The Smithereens; previously unreleased; recorded live 1983 at Folk City, New York City.
  6. "Hang Ten High" (Dominic Frontiere) – 2:15
    • From the various artists compilation album The East Coast 60's Rock & Roll Experiment; released in 1986; recorded summer 1982 at Rock Bite Studios, New York City.
  7. "Tracey's World" (Live) – 4:24
    • Previously unreleased; in-store live performance recorded 1 October, 1983 at Capitol Records record store, Hartford, Connecticut.
  8. "Blood and Roses" (Demo) – 1:18
    • Previously unreleased; recorded January 1985 at Pat's apartment, New York City
  9. "Blood and Roses" (Band demo) – 3:23
  10. "Just a Little" (Live) (Ron Elliott, Bob Durand) – 2:43
  11. "The Seeker" (Pete Townshend) – 3:20
  12. "Yesterday Girl" (4-track home demo) – 2:08
  13. "Poor Little Pitiful One" – 3:33
  14. "Maria Elena" (Acoustic) – 2:44
    • B-side to "Blues Before and After", released 24 January, 1990; recorded summer 1989 at Rumbo Recorders, Los Angeles; original version from 11.
  15. "You Really Got Me" (Live) (Ray Davies) – 3:46
  16. "One After 909" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 3:36
  17. "World Keeps Going 'Round" (Ray Davies) – 2:40
    • B-side to "Too Much Passion", released 10 February, 1992; recorded during sessions for Blow Up, spring 1991 at A&M Studios and Brooklyn Recording Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles.
  18. "Behind the Wall of Sleep" (Live) – 4:02
  19. "Something Stupid" (C. Carson Parks) – 2:46
    • B-side to "Get a Hold of My Heart", released 18 May, 1992; recorded during sessions for Green Thoughts in December 1987 at Capitol Tower, Studio B, Hollywood, Los Angeles.
  20. "Shakin' All Over" (Johnny Kidd) – 4:06
    • B-side to "Top of the Pops", released 23 September, 1991; recorded during sessions for Blow Up, spring 1991 at A&M Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles.
  21. "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Johnny Marks) – 3:03
    • Released as promotion only CD single on 30 November, 1992 and on the various artists compilation album, Classic Rockin' Christmas, in 1993; recorded summer 1992 at the Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, Illinois.
  22. "Ruler of My Heart" (Naomi Neville) – 3:03
    • B-side to "House We Used to Live In", released 1988; recorded during sessions for Green Thoughts in December 1987 at Capitol Tower, Studio B, Hollywood, Los Angeles.
  23. "It Don't Come Easy" (Richard Starkey) – 3:12
    • B-side to "Too Much Passion", released 10 February, 1992; recorded during sessions for Blow Up, spring 1991 at A&M Studios and Brooklyn Recording Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles.
  24. "Lust For Life" (Iggy Pop, David Bowie) – 5:08
    • B-side to "Only a Memory", released 1988; recorded during sessions for Green Thoughts in December 1987 at Capitol Tower, Studio B, Hollywood, Los Angeles.
  25. "Like Someone in Love" – 3:59
    • B-side to "A Girl Like You", released 18 October, 1989; recorded during sessions for 11, spring-summer 1989 at American Recorders and Rumbo Recorders, Los Angeles.
  26. "A Girl Like You" (Strip Club Version) – 3:29
    • B-side to "A Girl Like You", released 18 October, 1989; recorded summer 1989 at Crystal Studios, New York City.

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the album's liner notes and Discogs.[5][6][7]

The Smithereens
  • Pat DiNizio – lead vocals, guitar
  • Jim Babjak – guitar, vocals, co-lead vocals (16), lead vocals (17), drums (26)
  • Dennis Diken – drums, vocals, lead vocals (2)
  • Mike Mesaros – bass, vocals
Additional musicians
  • Ken Jones – bass (2, 4)[8]
Technical
  • The Smithereens – production (3, 4, 6, 11, 13, 17, 20, 23, 26)
  • Andy Shernoff – production (6)
  • Jim T. Bradt – recorded by (7)
  • Ed Stasium – production (13, 14, 20, 25)
  • Don Dixon – production (16, 19, 22, 24)
  • Michael 'Tone' Hamilton – production (17, 23)
  • Kevin Reeves – mastering
  • Wayne Watkins – project director
  • Cheryl Pawelski – compilation producer, compiled by
  • Dan Stout – sonic restoration
  • Tommy Steele – art direction
  • Everett Peck – illustrations
  • Jeffrey Fey – design
  • Pat DiNizio – liner notes
  • Dennis Diken – liner notes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Attack of The Smithereens. Officialsmithereens.com. Retrieved on 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Attack of The Smithereens - review on AllMusic". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ Attack of The Smithereens (CD liner notes). The Smithereens. Capitol Records. 1995.CS1 maint: others (link)
  4. ^ List of artists featured on MTV Unplugged
  5. ^ Attack of The Smithereens (CD liner notes). The Smithereens. Capitol Records. 1995.CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ "Too Much Passion". Discogs.com. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  7. ^ "The East Coast 60's Rock & Roll Experiment". Discogs.com. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  8. ^ Prince, Patrick (May 31, 2010). "The Smithereens are still rocking after 30 years". Goldmine. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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