the Smithereens have been around for over 30 years.
Fudge, I'm getting old.
I got their debut album back in 1986, based mostly on two song: "Behind the Wall of Sleep" and "Blood and Roses", but I ended up really liking the band.
Their third album 11, spawned a decent hit with "A Girl Like You" - which was allegedly written for, and rejected by, the film Say Anything. Actually, that might rank up as their best overall album.
But the Smithereens were never huge on hits and the radio wasn't all over them, so they had little exposure.
Later in their career they did full over albums of Meet the Beatles and Tommy. But then they started back on their own material.
But my selection, "Only a Memory", comes from their second album Green Thoughts.
It's Memorial Day and while I have a few songs with 'memory' in the title, this is my favourite. I like the guitar work and Pat DiNizo's vocals. I like the song. It's been in my rotation since 1988 and I don't see that changing.
Have a great holiday.