Smash Mouth (album)

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Smash Mouth
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Studio album by Smash Mouth
Released November 27, 2001
Recorded December 1999-2001
Genre Pop rock, pop punk
Length 42:11
Label Interscope
Producer Eric Valentine
Smash Mouth chronology
Astro Lounge
(1999)Astro Lounge1999
Smash Mouth
(2001)
Get the Picture?
(2003)Get the Picture?2003
Singles from Smash Mouth
  1. "Holiday in My Head"
    Released: February, 2002
  2. "I'm a Believer"
    Released: August 14, 2001
  3. "Pacific Coast Party"
    Released: November 27 , 2001
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic67/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
E! OnlineB–[3]
Entertainment WeeklyA–[4]
Melodic2.5/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[6]
Spin6/10[7]

Smash Mouth is the self-titled third studio album by rock band Smash Mouth, released in late 2001. It is 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 fall of 2001 along with the single "Pacific Coast Party".

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Holiday in My Head"Greg Camp2:40
2."Your Man"Camp3:36
3."Pacific Coast Party"Camp, Paul De Lisle2:58
4."She Turns Me On"Paul Cafaro, Eric Valentine3:12
5."Sister Psychic"Camp3:16
6."Out of Sight"Camp2:56
7."Force Field"Camp3:49
8."Shoes 'n' Hats"Camp2:48
9."Hold You High"Camp3:01
10."The In Set"Camp3:41
11."Disenchanted"Camp4:16
12."Keep It Down"Camp5:31
13."I'm a Believer"Neil Diamond3:07
Total length:42:11

Personnel[edit]

Behind the scenes[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Usage in media[edit]

  • "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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smash Mouth by Smash Mouth". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Smash Mouth". AllMusic. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Smash Mouth: "Smash Mouth"". E! Online. Archived from the original on 2003-03-03. Retrieved 2018-07-06. 
  4. ^ Sinclair, Tom (December 3, 2001). "Smashmouth Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ Wippsson, Johan (June 18, 2002). "Smash Mouth - s/t". Melodic. Retrieved July 18, 2017. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Harris, Keith (January 2002). "Smash Mouth: Smash Mouth (Interscope)". Spin. pp. 109–110. Retrieved 2018-07-06. 
  8. ^ "SmashMouth Smash Mouth Japan CD 3BONUS 16Tracks OBI - eBay". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Smash Mouth - Smash Mouth". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 

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