Fush Yu Mang

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Fush Yu Mang
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Studio album by Smash Mouth
Released July 8, 1997
Recorded 1996-1997
Studio H.O.S. Recording, Redwood City, California
Genre
Length 37:02
Label Interscope
Producer Eric Valentine
Smash Mouth chronology
Fush Yu Mang
(1997)
Astro Lounge
(1999)Astro Lounge1999
Singles from Fush Yu Mang
  1. "Walkin' on the Sun"
    Released: July 18, 1997
  2. "Why Can't We Be Friends?"
    Released: April 7, 1998
  3. "The Fonz"
    Released: September 24, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[2]
The Village Voice A−[3]

Fush Yu Mang is the debut studio album from the San Jose rock band Smash Mouth, released on July 8, 1997.[1] It includes their first major hit, "Walkin' on the Sun". The title of the album was taken from a line ("fuck you, man!") slurred by Al Pacino in Scarface. (One song, "Padrino", contains the line "I'll take any flick with Al Pacino".) On the cover of the album is the band in Greg Camp's '62 Ford Falcon Squire wagon[4] flying through space with an outstretched arm giving the finger. The title is written in a stylized, pseudo-Asian font. The album also features a cover of War's "Why Can't We Be Friends?". The initial release was given a Parental Advisory label, while later releases were not.

An acoustic re-recording of Fush Yu Mang will be released in 2017 through PledgeMusic for the album's 20th anniversary.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Greg Camp, except where noted.

  1. "Flo" – 2:13
  2. "Beer Goggles" – 2:01
  3. "Walkin' on the Sun" – 3:27
  4. "Let's Rock" – 2:50
  5. "Heave-Ho" – 3:47
  6. "The Fonz" – 3:39
  7. "Pet Names" – 2:20
  8. "Padrino" – 3:45
  9. "Nervous in the Alley" – 2:32
  10. "Disconnect the Dots" – 2:49
  11. "Push" – 2:50
  12. "Why Can't We Be Friends?" (War, Jerry Goldstein) – 4:50

Personnel[edit]

Smash Mouth

Additional personnel

  • Eric Valentine - percussion
  • Les Harris - saxophone
  • John Gibson - trumpet
  • John Gove - trombone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Fush Yu Mang – Smash Mouth". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (April 21, 1998). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Metroactive Music - Beat Street". metroactive.com. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Smash Mouth: Smash Mouth Acoustic Recording". PledgeMusic. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 

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