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Odd Girl Out – Richard Barone/Jill Sobule
Taken from the “Glow” album via Bar/None, ‘Odd Girl Out’ was co-written by Barone and Jill Sobule, the song tells the true story of a lesbian in the pre-Stonewall days of the West Village. 

Glow is the new solo album from Richard Barone, guitarist and vocalist for cult faves the Bongos. The album is a sonic delight; like a lost solo Beatle album from a glam-rock future-world. After taking a break from performing to produce others and write a book, Barone is back working with his long time friend and favorite producer Tony Visconti along with Steve Addabbo, Jill Sobule, Paul Williams (co-write “Silence Is Our Song”), Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken and others, Glow positively glows with great songs like “Gravity’s Pull,” “Yet Another Midnight” and a captivating cover of Marc Bolan’s “Girl.” The king of chamber pop does not disappoint on this stunning new addition to his catalog.





















Dennis Diken has been best known as the co-founder of the NJ band The Smithereens, drummer-historian-author-songwriter-producer-DJ on WFMU.  Dennis Diken with Bell Sound is a current band of him.
A Happy 30th Anniversary of The Smithereens!

Live at WFMU on The Cherry Blossom Clinic 2/6/10