Astro Lounge

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Astro Lounge
Studio album by Smash Mouth
Released June 8, 1999
Recorded July 1998–April 1999
H.O.S. Recording, Redwood City, California
Length 50:26
Label Interscope
Producer Eric Valentine
Smash Mouth chronology
Fush Yu Mang
(1997)
Astro Lounge
(1999)
Smash Mouth
(2001)
Singles from Astro Lounge
  1. "Can't Get Enough of You Baby"
    Released: 1999
  2. "All Star"
    Released: May 4, 1999
  3. "Then the Morning Comes"
    Released: September 12, 1999
  4. "Waste"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

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".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Greg Camp, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Who's There" – 3:33
  2. "Diggin' Your Scene" – 3:10
  3. "I Just Wanna See" (Greg Camp, Paul De Lisle) – 3:45
  4. "Waste" – 3:27
  5. "All Star" – 3:21
  6. "Satellite" – 3:39
  7. "Radio" – 3:21
  8. "Stoned" – 4:10
  9. "Then the Morning Comes" - 3:04
  10. "Road Man" – 2:31
  11. "Fallen Horses" (Greg Camp, Steve Harwell, Paul De Lisle, Kevin Coleman, Michael Klooster) – 4:06
  12. "Defeat You" – 3:54
  13. "Come On Come On" (Greg Camp, Steve Harwell) – 2:33
  14. "Home" – 3:12
  15. "Can't Get Enough of You, Baby" (Sandy Linzer, Denny Randell) – 2:30

Song information[edit]

"Then the Morning Comes"[edit]

This song was used in a TV commercial by Nissan. It was Smash Mouth's first single to enter the Billboard charts, reaching number eleven, though it was somewhat eclipsed by the success of "All Star" from the same album.

"Can't Get Enough of You, Baby"[edit]

Smash Mouth recorded "Can't Get Enough of You, Baby" in 1998 for the film Can't Hardly Wait. The song is track two on the soundtrack.

"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.

"Road Man"[edit]

Afternoon drive personality Kenny Roda uses "Road Man" as a bumper for his radio show, heard in Cleveland, Ohio on ESPN 850 WKNR.

"Come On, Come On"[edit]

This song was featured in a Gap commercial and the films Big Fat Liar, Dude, Where's My Car?, Snow Day, and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. The song was also used in the episode "Queen Bebe" from the hit television series Kim Possible.

Personnel[edit]

Touring members[edit]

  • Michael Klooster – keyboards, programming, backing vocals

Additional musicians[edit]

  • 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"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Astro Lounge". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  2. ^ Sinclair, Tom (1999-06-11). "Astro Lounge Review | Music Reviews and News". EW.com. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  3. ^ 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. 

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