Artist: Smash Mouth Bio

07 Mar 2006, 05:45  12,499,237  1,225,904

Smash Mouth

Smash Mouth is an alternative rock band from San Jose, California, United States that formed in 1994, the band comprises Steve Harwell (lead vocalist), Greg Camp (guitarist/songwriter), Paul De Lisle (bassist), and new drummer since early 2006, Jason Sutter (replacing Michael Urbano, who left due to creative differences). Their hit songs include "Walkin' on the Sun" (1997) and "All Star" (1999).

Focused at times playing "neo-ska" music, the band has adopted retro styles spanning several decades of popular music, as well as performing covers of popular songs such as The Monkees' "I'm a Believer" and War's "Why Can't We Be Friends" as well as cult favorites such as ? and the Mysterians' "Can't Get Enough of You Baby" (though their version owes more to The Colourfield's interpretation; in fact, the band at first believed it was a Colourfield original). Smash Mouth's first album Fush Yu Mang came out in June 1997. This album could be said to be "neo ska". Its top position in the charts was #19 (on Billboard). The promo for this album said that "While the twelve songs on Fush Yu Mang sound like they belong side by side, each has it's own feeling like the very '60's "Walkin' On The Sun," the surf 'n' turf of "Nervous In the Alley," the Buzzcocks like "Pet Names," the Mafia rock of "Padrino," and the fret rock of "Let's Rock"." Smash Mouth's second album Astro Lounge was released two years later, in June 1999. It is the band's most critically and commercially successful album to date. It reached #6 on the Billboard charts and it featured the massive hit All Star.

Smash Mouth released their third album Smash Mouth (Self-Titled) in November 2001. It has been said that this is the band's most experimental album to date. It reached #48 on Billboard charts. Smash Mouth's fourth album Get the Picture?, released in August 2003, wasn't as well-received by fans or the critics as previous albums (it only reached #100 on the Billboard charts). Smash Mouth released a Christmas cover album in November 2005 (The Gift of Rock). Their newest album is called Summer Girl, and, after being delayed for over a year, was released on September 19th, 2006. Smash Mouth's music was used in the film "Shrek" and they starred on-screen as themselves in the turbulent finale of the all-star-comedy "Rat Race", while performing "All Star" on stage during the showdown.

In May 2011 lead singer Steve Harwell agreed to eat two dozen eggs in one sitting for charity. That June, Harwell apparently backed out of the challenge -- with over ten thousand dollars for overseas children's hunger charities at stake -- potentially because he is afraid to eat the eggs. Fans continue to demand Harwell eat the eggs.


Top Track "Smash Mouth"

All Star - Smash Mouth

All Star

757,959
4,246,015
Walkin' On The Sun - Smash Mouth

Walkin' On The Sun

295,164
1,185,482
I'm a Believer - Smash Mouth

I'm a Believer

218,260
939,661
Why Can't We Be Friends - Smash Mouth

Why Can't We Be Friends

100,385
377,469
Then The Morning Comes - Smash Mouth

Then The Morning Comes

97,155
365,543
Waste - Smash Mouth

Waste

52,588
218,137
Walking On The Sun - Smash Mouth

Walking On The Sun

50,984
263,723
Pacific Coast Party - Smash Mouth

Pacific Coast Party

49,547
174,723
Diggin' Your Scene - Smash Mouth

Diggin' Your Scene

48,848
172,724
Flo - Smash Mouth

Flo

46,217
147,168
Stoned - Smash Mouth

Stoned

38,216
119,882
Beer Goggles - Smash Mouth

Beer Goggles

38,009
130,092
Holiday In My Head - Smash Mouth

Holiday In My Head

37,454
121,117
Satellite - Smash Mouth

Satellite

32,428
101,698
Road Man - Smash Mouth

Road Man

32,066
99,693
I Just Wanna See - Smash Mouth

I Just Wanna See

31,713
99,215
Who's There - Smash Mouth

Who's There

31,683
97,097
Come On Come On - Smash Mouth

Come On Come On

31,395
116,922
Radio - Smash Mouth

Radio

30,729
93,230
Defeat You - Smash Mouth

Defeat You

28,263
89,722
Fallen Horses - Smash Mouth

Fallen Horses

26,878
84,270
Home - Smash Mouth

Home

24,954
72,756
Come On, Come On - Smash Mouth

Come On, Come On

24,793
81,808
Every Word Means No - Smash Mouth

Every Word Means No

23,846
69,713
Hang On - Smash Mouth

Hang On

22,745
87,866
Let's Rock - Smash Mouth

Let's Rock

20,307
64,241
Always Gets Her Way - Smash Mouth

Always Gets Her Way

20,180
70,267
Padrino - Smash Mouth

Padrino

19,940
71,899
Nervous In The Alley - Smash Mouth

Nervous In The Alley

19,563
63,432
The Fonz - Smash Mouth

The Fonz

19,456
63,507
Disconnect The Dots - Smash Mouth

Disconnect The Dots

18,783
59,000
Pet Names - Smash Mouth

Pet Names

18,402
59,346
Heave-Ho - Smash Mouth

Heave-Ho

18,075
59,781
Push - Smash Mouth

Push

17,224
52,983
Better Do It Right - Smash Mouth

Better Do It Right

17,048
49,159
Sister Psychic - Smash Mouth

Sister Psychic

16,787
55,828
Your Man - Smash Mouth

Your Man

16,586
51,728
She Turns Me On - Smash Mouth

She Turns Me On

14,834
40,503
Shoes 'N' Hats - Smash Mouth

Shoes 'N' Hats

13,930
39,745
Force Field - Smash Mouth

Force Field

13,790
40,648
The In Set - Smash Mouth

The In Set

13,546
37,147
Out Of Sight - Smash Mouth

Out Of Sight

13,154
36,338
Hold You High - Smash Mouth

Hold You High

12,710
34,947
Everyday Superhero - Smash Mouth

Everyday Superhero

12,143
54,092
Disenchanted - Smash Mouth

Disenchanted

11,336
31,642
Hot - Smash Mouth

Hot

11,114
38,489
Ain't No Mystery - Smash Mouth

Ain't No Mystery

11,045
38,185