Artist: Smash Mouth Bio

07 Mar 2006, 05:45  12,332,754  1,210,809

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

744,656
4,154,504
Walkin' On The Sun - Smash Mouth

Walkin' On The Sun

291,520
1,165,476
I'm a Believer - Smash Mouth

I'm a Believer

214,832
925,401
Why Can't We Be Friends - Smash Mouth

Why Can't We Be Friends

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374,574
Then The Morning Comes - Smash Mouth

Then The Morning Comes

96,529
362,747
Waste - Smash Mouth

Waste

52,243
216,739
Walking On The Sun - Smash Mouth

Walking On The Sun

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263,443
Pacific Coast Party - Smash Mouth

Pacific Coast Party

49,305
173,392
Diggin' Your Scene - Smash Mouth

Diggin' Your Scene

48,608
171,867
Flo - Smash Mouth

Flo

45,989
146,298
Stoned - Smash Mouth

Stoned

37,850
118,771
Beer Goggles - Smash Mouth

Beer Goggles

37,845
129,417
Holiday In My Head - Smash Mouth

Holiday In My Head

37,347
120,708
Satellite - Smash Mouth

Satellite

32,241
101,170
Road Man - Smash Mouth

Road Man

31,900
99,165
I Just Wanna See - Smash Mouth

I Just Wanna See

31,537
98,744
Who's There - Smash Mouth

Who's There

31,441
96,403
Come On Come On - Smash Mouth

Come On Come On

31,372
116,794
Radio - Smash Mouth

Radio

30,588
92,720
Defeat You - Smash Mouth

Defeat You

28,096
89,321
Fallen Horses - Smash Mouth

Fallen Horses

26,735
83,872
Home - Smash Mouth

Home

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72,421
Come On, Come On - Smash Mouth

Come On, Come On

24,484
80,827
Every Word Means No - Smash Mouth

Every Word Means No

23,704
69,096
Hang On - Smash Mouth

Hang On

22,644
87,418
Let's Rock - Smash Mouth

Let's Rock

20,176
63,847
Always Gets Her Way - Smash Mouth

Always Gets Her Way

20,095
69,991
Padrino - Smash Mouth

Padrino

19,843
71,496
Nervous In The Alley - Smash Mouth

Nervous In The Alley

19,494
63,150
The Fonz - Smash Mouth

The Fonz

19,317
63,110
Disconnect The Dots - Smash Mouth

Disconnect The Dots

18,706
58,754
Pet Names - Smash Mouth

Pet Names

18,295
59,032
Heave-Ho - Smash Mouth

Heave-Ho

17,981
59,474
Push - Smash Mouth

Push

17,152
52,794
Better Do It Right - Smash Mouth

Better Do It Right

17,019
49,079
Sister Psychic - Smash Mouth

Sister Psychic

16,643
55,425
Your Man - Smash Mouth

Your Man

16,535
51,553
She Turns Me On - Smash Mouth

She Turns Me On

14,788
40,407
Shoes 'N' Hats - Smash Mouth

Shoes 'N' Hats

13,894
39,658
Force Field - Smash Mouth

Force Field

13,754
40,546
The In Set - Smash Mouth

The In Set

13,503
37,057
Out Of Sight - Smash Mouth

Out Of Sight

13,119
36,258
Hold You High - Smash Mouth

Hold You High

12,676
34,869
Everyday Superhero - Smash Mouth

Everyday Superhero

12,127
54,022
Disenchanted - Smash Mouth

Disenchanted

11,308
31,565
Hot - Smash Mouth

Hot

11,028
38,276
Ain't No Mystery - Smash Mouth

Ain't No Mystery

11,019
38,123