The Smithereens - Words and Music - 2007
Dennis Elsas with Dennis Diken and Pat DiNizio at WFUV
[Update for December 13, 2017: As we absorb the sad news that Pat DiNizio passed away yesterday at the age of 62, I'll look back to this interview in the 4 p.m. hour on WFUV.]
As members of The Smithereens, New Jersey's own Pat DiNizio and Dennis Diken have been playing music together for over 20 years, but a new CD focuses on music made before they even became a band. So when the guys stopped by FUV before heading out on a "Blues Cruise" in New York City, I got the scoop on the album Meet The Smithereens: Tribute to The Beatles.