Astro Lounge

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Astro Lounge
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Studio album by Smash Mouth
Released June 8, 1999
Recorded July 1998–April 1999
Studio H.O.S. Recording, Redwood City, California
Genre Pop rock[1][2]
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: June 12, 1998
  2. "All Star"
    Released: May 4, 1999
  3. "Then the Morning Comes"
    Released: September 12, 1999
  4. "Waste"
    Released: April 27, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Alternative Press4/5[4]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(3-star Honorable Mention)[5]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
Q4/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[8]
Spin7/10[9]

Astro Lounge is the second studio album by American rock band Smash Mouth, released on June 8, 1999, by Interscope Records. It includes the single "All Star", arguably the group's most well-known song, which reached number 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Three other singles were released from the album, including "Waste" and "Then the Morning Comes".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Greg Camp, unless otherwise noted.

No.TitleLength
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" (Camp, Steve Harwell, Lisle, Kevin Coleman, Michael Klooster)4:06
12."Defeat You"3:54
13."Come On, Come On" (Camp, 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 Mysterians' 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 (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.

"Diggin' Your Scene"[edit]

Diggin' Your Scene was used in episode 17 of the first season of the television show Alias. 30 minutes into the flashback episode "Q & A", the song plays over a montage of the protagonist Sydney Bristow performing a series of action stunts and costume changes (while the lyric "..every day a new disguise, every night a Halloween.." is sung.).

"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]

Additional musicians

References[edit]

  1. ^ Novak, Ralph (1999-07-19). "Picks and Pans Review: Astro Lounge". People.com. Retrieved 2016-01-02. 
  2. ^ a b Sinclair, Tom (June 11, 1999). "Astro Lounge". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Astro Lounge – Smash Mouth". AllMusic. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Smash Mouth: Astro Lounge". Alternative Press (133): 89–92. August 1999. 
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Smash Mouth: Astro Lounge". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-24560-2. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Smash Mouth: Astro Lounge". Q (156): 114–16. September 1999. 
  7. ^ Farr, Kathryn (June 24, 1999). "Smash Mouth: Astro Lounge". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 2, 2007. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ Harris, Keith (2004). "Smash Mouth". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 748–49. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  9. ^ Blashill, Pat (July 1999). "Smash Mouth: Astro Lounge". Spin. 15 (7): 134–36. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 

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