Cover Me- Other Artists Covering Beatles Songs: “P.S. I Love You”- The Smithereens. From the first time I heard The Smithereens debut album it was clear that they were heavily influenced by the music of The Beatles. Later in their careers they would release two albums of Beatles covers- Meet The Smithereens!- which is an album covering The Beatles American release Meet The Beatles and B-Sides The Beatles. I find it interesting that The Smithereens covered The Beatles early period not the middle or late period which gets more attention.
The Smithereens came out of New Jersey – I would add they were 100 time better than another Jersey band from that era Bon Jovi. It’s a shame how it works- the far inferior band sells millions and millions- and The Smithereens- while certainly successful were more of a moderate success. Their debut came out in 1986- Especially For You- and I took an immediate liking to their music. I would highly recommend their first five albums. Anyway- in addition to later making two Beatles covers albums they also did an album covering The Who’s Tommy.