And speaking, as we were last Friday, of The Smithereens -- or more specifically, as one esteemed regular was speaking about how he had remained blissfully unaware of their work, for whatever reason.
A little perspective here, if you please.
From the 1986 debut album, please enjoy "Blood and Roses"
And from the 1988 Green Thoughts here's the astoundingly riff-laden "Only a Memory."
Frankly, if they'd done nothing beyond the two singles above, they'd deserve to be immortal. Fact is, though, they have scads more just as great.
Incidentally, their self-proclaimed template has always been "AC/DC meets the Beatles." I think they pull it off rather regularly.