Tuesday, June 9, 2009
CD REVIEW: THE SMITHEREENS “THE SMITHEREENS PLAY TOMMY”
My prejudice towards covers albums has been fairly well documented in my blogs. Imagine how I feel about the Smithereens, one of my favorite bands, pretty much becoming a covers band? They’ve done two Beatles covers albums, Pat DiNizio did a Buddy Holly covers solo album, and now the band is back with a Who covers album. Talking about losing your muse!
All that ranting aside, this is not bad, but there’s not enough of a Smithereens’ spin on the material to warrant listening to this over the original album. Not a bad listen, mind you, but don’t pawn your copy of the original.
And guys-can you please write some original material?