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Author:  Ain'tGotNoPokemon [ Wed May 09, 2012 4:40 am ]
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I'm listening to their first album right now, and I have never heard Rickenbackers exploited this way before. There's the traditional jangle rhythm sound, and then a killer lead on every song.

Why are these guys not more popular?

Author:  Rickissippi [ Thu May 10, 2012 8:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Meet the Smithereens

Ain'tGotNoPokemon wrote:
I'm listening to their first album right now, and I have never heard Rickenbackers exploited this way before. There's the traditional jangle rhythm sound, and then a killer lead on every song.

Why are these guys not more popular?


Well, who says they're not? But popularity is not determined by creative use of Rickenbackers.

However, in my world, they are / were really popular, especially in their heyday of the 80s where the regularly charted singles, including "Only a Memory" at No. 1, I believe. "A Girl Like You" was also on every radio station in the country for a while there, and all over MTV. And Blood and Roses remains a classic track.

Author:  8MilesHigher [ Fri May 18, 2012 2:15 pm ]
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Ain'tGotNoPokemon wrote:
.... I have never heard Rickenbackers exploited this way before. There's the traditional jangle rhythm sound, and then a killer lead on every song.


Yeah, Poke, you said it ! ! :D The Smithereens are some of the best at exemplifying the coolness of 8-) Rickenbacker tone !

Author:  JohnHall [ Fri May 18, 2012 3:14 pm ]
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Ain'tGotNoPokemon wrote:
Why are these guys not more popular?


The decline in their popularity seemed to coincide with their use of other instruments.

Just saying . . . !

Author:  8MilesHigher [ Fri May 18, 2012 5:11 pm ]
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JohnHall wrote:
Ain'tGotNoPokemon wrote:
Why are these guys not more popular?


The decline in their popularity seemed to coincide with their use of other instruments.

Just saying . . . !


That is a very astute observation ..... ;)

Author:  Rickissippi [ Mon May 21, 2012 1:30 pm ]
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JohnHall wrote:
Ain'tGotNoPokemon wrote:
Why are these guys not more popular?


The decline in their popularity seemed to coincide with their use of other instruments.

Just saying . . . !

Ha! Nice work. Maybe I was mistaken on that point, after all.

Author:  Ain'tGotNoPokemon [ Mon May 21, 2012 3:38 pm ]
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JohnHall wrote:
Ain'tGotNoPokemon wrote:
Why are these guys not more popular?


The decline in their popularity seemed to coincide with their use of other instruments.

Just saying . . . !


Weren't they Ric endorsers at some point?

Author:  Rickenbrother [ Mon May 21, 2012 5:33 pm ]
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JohnHall wrote:
Ain'tGotNoPokemon wrote:
Why are these guys not more popular?


The decline in their popularity seemed to coincide with their use of other instruments.

Just saying . . . !

This is very true. They were popular back in their days of playing Rickenbackers.

Author:  Ain'tGotNoPokemon [ Tue May 22, 2012 3:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Meet the Smithereens

In a strange way, the same can be said about Johnny Marr and Peter Buck in some cases...

Author:  JohnHall [ Tue May 22, 2012 6:42 am ]
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Ain'tGotNoPokemon wrote:
Weren't they Ric endorsers at some point?


We don't have endorsees in the sense that other companies do, i.e. here's some free gear and we'll use your name in advertising. But yes, we did do a poster that featured them, lent some instruments for music video shoots and we had a good personal relationship.

That personal relationship continued through the years and of course, they were most accomodating to play for us at our 75th anniversary celebration almost 6 years ago.

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