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The Smithereens’ ‘60s love led to some offbeat collaborations, ranging from multiple encounters with the Kinks’ Dave Davies all the way to an unlikely match with ‘60s pop clan the Cowsills (on “Blow Up’s” “Now and Then” track), when Rolling Stone described as a “a gesture either so warped it’s cool or just plain pathetic.”
Definitely cool, says Diken.
“They are just great folks and there is nothing as great as a sibling band who grew up blending vocals and have this genetic sound going,” says Diken, be it the Cowsills or the Beach Boys or the Everly Brothers.”
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