Smash Mouth (album)
|Studio album by Smash Mouth|
|Released||November 27, 2001|
|Recorded||December 1999-June 2000|
|Genre||Pop punk, pop rock, pop, rock|
|Smash Mouth chronology|
Smash Mouth is the self-titled third studio album by rock band Smash Mouth, released in late 2001. It was notable in that it was their first album with new drummer Michael Urbano and its release was delayed a few months due to the death of lead vocalist Steve Harwell's son, Presley Scott Harwell.
Smash Mouth held a contest on their website in the fall of 2000 to name their third album. The result was a two-way tie with the winning suggestion being to self-title the album. It was released in the summer of 2001 along with the single "Pacific Coast Party".
|1.||"Holiday in My Head"||Greg Camp||2:40|
|3.||"Pacific Coast Party"||Camp, Paul De Lisle||2:58|
|4.||"She Turns Me On"||Paul Cafaro, Eric Valentine||3:12|
|6.||"Out of Sight"||Camp||2:56|
|8.||"Shoes 'n' Hats"||Camp||2:48|
|9.||"Hold You High"||Camp||3:01|
|10.||"The in Set"||Camp||3:41|
|12.||"Keep It Down"||Camp||5:31|
|13.||"I'm a Believer"||Neil Diamond||3:07|
|Japanese edition bonus tracks|
|15.||"Walkin' on the Sun"||Camp, De Lisle, Steve Harwell, Kevin Coleman||3:27|
|16.||"Pacific Coast Party (Olav Basoski Remix)"||De Lisle||7:58|
|Australasia edition bonus tracks|
|15.||"Can't Get Enough of You Baby"||Sandy Linzer, Denny Randell||2:30|
Behind the scenes
At the end of "Disenchanted", you can hear the sound of something crashing to the ground. Steve Harwell was recording his vocals in a large room normally used for orchestras on movie soundtracks at Skywalker Sound. When he was finished with a take, he accidentally knocked over a vintage Georg Neumann tube microphone. He tries to convince producers and engineers that everything is fine and it could be fixed with duct tape, but the microphone was not harmed.
Usage in media
- "Holiday in My Head" was featured on the soundtrack for the movie Clockstoppers and for the trailer for the 2005 DreamWorks Animation movie Madagascar and was also included on the album "Nolee Mix" which was released to promote the My Scene dolls.
- "I'm a Believer", a cover of the classic by the Monkees, was featured in the 2001 film Shrek.
- "Pacific Coast Party" was featured in the video game Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure. For this, the opening line: "Get your motor runnin', California Interstate 1" was repeated in the song's second verse, replacing: "Quit your bitchin', bite your tongue, save it for a rainy day, son" to make it appropriate for the game. It is also featured in the soundtracks of the films Not Another Teen Movie and The Sweetest Thing.
Credits and personnel
- The band
- Steve Harwell – lead vocals
- Paul De Lisle – bass, backing vocals
- Greg Camp – guitars, backing vocals
- Michael Urbano – drums, percussion
- Michael Klooster - keyboards, backing vocals
- "Smash Mouth". AllMusic. Retrieved January 7, 2012.
- Sinclair, Tom (December 3, 2001). "Smashmouth Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
- Blashill, Pat (November 13, 2001). "Smash Mouth: Smash Mouth : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved March 18, 2012.