Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Weekend Concert: Meeting The Smithereens
Ok, I've tried posting this a few different times in different ways. The video above is from a band that I saw back in 1996/97. Essentially, I was given tickets by a customer and I went with my friends Tracy, Mike and Ron. This was at the time that Camel cigarettes was trying to get rid of all their Joe Camel logo items (because the cartoon character might market to kids.) They gave away items, let people bet with their Camel cash and brought in The Smithereens, Big Head Todd & The Monster and Southern Culture On The Skids. Good show but cramming 3 bands in leaves you with short sets.
Anyhow, Kerry found out they were coming to town and mentioned the show. So we went with Daniel, Mike (again) and his wife Kim. The show was amazing. I have to say that they were at least 6 times better than when I caught them before. The crowd was excited and the band seemed to really enjoy being up there performing. They also mixed in a few nods to great classic rock songs during the set. Of course, they played a few songs from their track for track cover of Meet The Beatles (entitled Meet The Smithereens when released recently.) Voice, bass, guitars and drums were amazingly precise and clean. Tremendous show. Purchased a few items after the show to get signed and met the band. Really great guys. Anyhow, here's the video for the first single from the album (oddly enough, they didn't perform it.)