Smithereens are known for writing and playing catchy 1960s-influenced power pop. The group gained publicity
when a single from its
first album, "Blood and Roses,"
was theme song of the 1986 Albert Pyun movie, "Dangerously Close." The
Smithereens were also in the indoor beach party scene of the Troma film "Class of Nuke 'Em High,"
playing the song "Much Too Much." The single "A Girl Like
You," which hit #38 on the charts was originally written to be the title
track for the 1989 Cameron Crowe film "Say
Anything." The group is still active, recording and touring