|Studio album by Smash Mouth|
|Released||June 8, 1999|
|Recorded||July 1998–April 1999
H.O.S. Recording, Redwood City, California
|Genre||Ska punk, pop punk, surf rock|
|Smash Mouth chronology|
Astro Lounge, released in 1999, is the second full length album from the Californian rock band Smash Mouth. It includes the single "All Star", which reached number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and was also featured on the soundtrack to the movie Shrek (the song is played during the film's opening credits). The song also plays out over the last scene of the 1999 film Mystery Men. Several other songs were released from the album, including "Waste" and "Then the Morning Comes".
All tracks written by Greg Camp, unless otherwise noted.
- "Who's There" – 3:33
- "Diggin' Your Scene" – 3:10
- "I Just Wanna See" (Greg Camp, Paul De Lisle) – 3:45
- "Waste" – 3:27
- "All Star" – 3:21
- "Satellite" – 3:39
- "Radio" – 3:21
- "Stoned" – 4:10
- "Then the Morning Comes" – 3:04
- "Road Man" – 2:31
- "Fallen Horses" (Greg Camp, Steve Harwell, Paul De Lisle, Kevin Coleman, Michael Klooster) – 4:06
- "Defeat You" – 3:54
- "Come On Come On" (Greg Camp, Steve Harwell) – 2:33
- "Home" – 3:12
- "Can't Get Enough of You, Baby" (Sandy Linzer, Denny Randell) – 2:30
"Then the Morning Comes"
This song was used in a TV commercial by Nissan. It was Smash Mouth's first single to enter the Billboard charts, reaching number eight, though it was somewhat eclipsed by the success of "All Star" from the same album.
"Can't Get Enough of You, Baby"
"Can't Get Enough of You, Baby" is reminiscent of Question Mark and the Mysterians 1967 cover version, as well as Question Mark and the Mysterian's 1967 hit, "96 Tears". The Smash Mouth song was released as a single in 1998 and then later appeared on Astro Lounge. It was recorded by The Toys and The Four Seasons around the same time[when?] (neither band releasing the song as a single). It was later recorded by The Colourfield. It was the last song on the album and also the shortest (by one second).
In early 2007, Pizza Hut aired a series of commercials featuring "Can't Get Enough of You, Baby" in the background.
TNT Networks also used this track for a montage of "classic" movies to be shown, including Pretty Woman.
"Come On, Come On"
This song was featured in a Gap commercial, in the 2002 film Big Fat Liar featuring Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bynes, in the 2000 stoner comedy Dude, Where's My Car?, and the Rob Schneider vehicle Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. The song was also used in the episode "Queen Bebe" from the hit television series Kim Possible.
- Steve Harwell – lead vocals
- Paul De Lisle – bass, backing vocals
- Greg Camp – guitars, backing vocals
- Kevin Coleman – drums, percussion
- Michael Klooster – keyboards, programming, backing vocals
- Michael Klooster – keyboards
- Mark Camp – sci-fi stylings (turntables, effects)
- John Gove – trombone
- Dana Pfeffer – xylo-fun (xylophone)
- Eric Valentine – additional keyboards, vibes (vibraphone)
- DJ Homicide – turntables on "Stoned"
- DJ Robot – vocals on "All Star"
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Astro Lounge". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
- Sinclair, Tom (1999-06-11). "Astro Lounge Review | Music Reviews and News". EW.com. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
- Farr, Kathryn (1999-06-24). "Smash Mouth: Astro Lounge : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-02. Retrieved 2012-03-18.