Yep, read the news about Steve Harwell's long term medical issues and he's going to retire. I hope he gets better soon. Now Violent J (of Insane Clown Posse) is also retiring this year due to medical issues (heart attack, I think) . There is that rumor/meme/kooky conspiracy theory that Steve Harwell is also Violent J & Guy Fieri. Violent J is retiring due to a medical issue this year. Coincidence? I think not! I guess Harwell is gonna be sticking with his true identity Guy Fieri?! I guess the food he's cooking up is myseriously hurting his health as a rapper for ICP and singing in Smash Mouth. Think about it, Harwell, Violent J and Guy Fieri have never been in the same room nor have they ever been photographed together... please someone get those 3 together in a room and photograph them. Prove the conspiracy theory is an absolute fake.
I just saw them live in Rochester, MN, and I was super surprised that Paul sang so much lead vocals. Is this common in recent performances? I know he's filled in for Steve on occasion when he's unavailable/sick but it looked like Steve was "backing off" on many verses for Paul to sing.
thank you for the recommendation
some of those Defektor tracks felt like Astro Lounge b-sides, even with nine years between releases
though way may never get Fush Yu Mang 2, at least i'll have Defektor as an Astro Lounge 2
I tend to find Walkin' on the Sun to be superior to All Star. Sure, All Star is a good song. However, Walkin' on the Sun is composed better. People usually gravitate towards All Star and then they forget that Walkin' on the Sun is the song that made Smash Mouth the band they are today.
This might be an unpopular take, but for a band that was seemingly everywhere 20 years ago, they feel a bit underrated today when you look back at the music scene and their contemporaries. Smash Mouth had an instantly recognisable sound and their roster of great songs ran much deeper than just All Star. After the first half of the 90s, rock music felt like it needed to become fun again. Then all of a sudden we had the likes of Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray and the Offspring with their Americana album. The fun was back. All that stuff still goes down a treat 20 plus years later.
Howdy stranger, we're bumping into each other a lot today! Maybe that helped me somewhat, I never saw Shrek back in the day and missed whatever that was about. But hey, all g. One man's joke is another man's time machine to their youth. Smash Mouth are top shelf in my book.
I will defend Astro Lounge til the day I die. Amazing production. Really stellar songwriting and playful lyrics. Listen to Waste or Fallen Horses for some truly melancholy surf pop. All Star is an outlier on the album, sounds nothing like any of their other songs. Frankly I skip it. Honestly give it a listen for what it is and just pretend their lead singer doesn't look like Guy Fieri. He has very little to do with the creative process anyway, Greg Camp is the mastermind.
I'll always remember the time when I left a comment on Smash Mouth's MySpace page and one of the people (the guy who ran the page or even an actual band member) was happy and shocked that I was a death metal listener who listened to Smash Mouth.
I totally agree. I don't really associate Smash Mouth with Shrek. Whenever I think of Smash Mouth, I think of the first couple of albums. The 3rd album is alright to me. I know that one has the cover I'm A Believer and that appears in a Shrek movie. Because it appeared in a Shrek movie, that's why there's memes and jokes about it. Ah well.