SONG OF THE DAY: The Smithereens – Blood and Roses

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The song was featured in the TV show “Miami Vice” and then as the theme song in a 1986 film, “Dangerously Close”. According to Michael Azerrad’s book, “Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana”, Kurt Cobain was fond of the Smithereens and used to often listen to a tape of “Especially for You” while driving to and from practice; it’s impossible to say how much of an influence the band had on his music, but if you want to hear a possible prototype for Cobain’s trademark quiet verses/loud chorus song structure, give “Blood and Roses” a listen.

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