Fush Yu Mang

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Fush Yu Mang
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 8, 1997
Recorded1996–1997
StudioH.O.S. Recording, Redwood City, California, U.S.
Genre
Length37:02
LabelInterscope
ProducerEric Valentine
Smash Mouth chronology
Fush Yu Mang
(1997)
Astro Lounge
(1999)
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
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[2]
The Village VoiceA−[3]

Fush Yu Mang is the debut studio album by American 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 was planned in 2017 through PledgeMusic for the album's 20th anniversary, and was released on June 29, 2018. [5]

Musical style[edit]

Fush Yu Mang's song "Walkin' on the Sun" has a 1960s psychedelic soul and soul-funk music style compared to songs by 1960s music groups like the Zombies and the Yardbirds.[6][7][1] The rest of Fush Yu Mang has been described as punk rock,[8] pop punk,[9] and ska punk.[1] Fush Yu Mang is influenced by genres like punk rock, ska, reggae, and speed metal.[7] The album shares traits with bands like NOFX, No Doubt, and Goldfinger.[9][8]

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

20th Anniversary Bonus Tracks

  1. Every Word Means No
  2. Sorry About Your Penis
  3. Dear Inez
  4. Walkin' On The Sun (Dave Aude Club Remix)

Personnel[edit]

Smash Mouth

Additional personnel

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Fush Yu Mang – Smash Mouth". AllMusic. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
  2. ^ Harris, Keith (2004). "Smash Mouth". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). 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 June 7, 2015.
  5. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fush-yu-mang-acoustic/1391327041
  6. ^ Lamb, Bill. "The Top 10 Best Pop Songs of 1997". ThoughtCo. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Farber, Jim (September 15, 1997). "If You Liked the '60s, Here Comes 'the Sun' SmashMouth Retro-Fits Its Album With a Touch of Top 10 Nostalgia". New York Daily News. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Lee, Laura (November 4, 1998). "Fun In The Sun With Smash Mouth". MTV. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Masuo, Sandy (October 7, 1997). "Smash Mouth Falls Short of Its Potential". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 6, 2018.

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