Blow Up (The Smithereens album)

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Blow Up
Blow Up (The Smithereens album).jpg
Studio album by The Smithereens
ReleasedSeptember 10, 1991
RecordedA&M Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Brooklyn Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed at A&M Studios, One On One Recording - The Grey Room, Los Angeles, CA
ProducerEd Stasium
The Smithereens chronology
Blow Up
A Date with The Smithereens

Blow Up is the title of the fourth full-length studio album by The Smithereens. The album charted at #120 in the U.S. in October 1991.[1] The second single, "Too Much Passion", became the group's second top-40 single, peaking at #37. Top of the Pops was released as the first single of the album.

Blow Up’s cover design is by movie poster/title sequence artist Saul Bass (“Vertigo,” “West Side Story,” “North by Northwest,” “Psycho”).[2][3][4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Pat DiNizio except where indicated.[5]

  1. "Top of the Pops" [4:32]
  2. "Too Much Passion" [4:35]
  3. "Tell Me When Did Things Go So Wrong" [2:22]
  4. "Evening Dress" [3:12]
  5. "Get a Hold of My Heart" (Pat DiNizio, Diane Warren) [4:22]
  6. "Indigo Blues" [4:58]
  7. "Now and Then" (Jim Babjak) [3:50]
  8. "Girl in Room 12" [3:22]
  9. "Anywhere You Are" [3:44]
  10. "Over and Over Again" [3:17]
  11. "It's Alright" [3:45]
  12. "If You Want the Sun to Shine" (Pat DiNizio, Julian Lennon) [5:58]


The Smithereens


Charts (1991) Peak
US Billboard 200[1] 120


  1. ^ a b "The Smithereens - Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "Saul Bass album covers". WordPress. Retrieved 2014-10-15.
  3. ^ "Blow Up". The Official Smithereens Website. Retrieved 2014-10-15.
  4. ^ Willman, Chris (1991-11-03). "In Brief". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-10-15.
  5. ^ The Smithereens - Blow Up (CD liner notes). Capitol Records. 7777-94963-2
  6. ^ The Smithereens - Blow Up (CD liner notes). Capitol Records. 7777-94963-2