Smithereens guitarist Jim Babjak is featured on the cover of the new issue of Living In Monmouth county magazine. In this in-depth interview he talks about his childhood and growing up in New Jersey, how the band came together, and shares some favorite stories from the road. A great interview and must-read for all Smithereens fans!
By Chad A. Safran
Living In Monmouth County magazine
“I started playing in a band with Dennis. I didn’t think that’s what I was going to do for a living until we went to CBGB one night in 1976. There was this whole new scene. I don’t know if you could call it punk rock yet, but the fact that you could see a real good band in a club play original music — that was something I wanted to do.” – Jim Babjak