Smash Mouth Mini Biography

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Smash Mouth is an American rock band from San Jose, California.

Formed in 1994,[1] the band comprised Steve Harwell (lead vocals), Greg Camp (guitar), Paul De Lisle (bass), and Kevin Coleman (original drummer). Their hit songs include "Walkin' on the Sun" (1997) and "All Star" (1999).

Focused at times playing third wave ska music, the band has adopted retro styles spanning several decades of popular music, as well as performing covers of popular songs such as The Monkees' "I'm a Believer", War's "Why Can't We Be Friends" and The Beatles' "Getting Better". The band's 1999 release Astro Lounge is their most critically and commercially successful album to date.

Current members

* Steve Harwell — lead vocals (1994-present)
* Leroy Miller — guitar, backing vocals (2008-present)
* Paul De Lisle — bass, backing vocals (1994-present)
* Mitch Marine — drums, percussion (1999-2000, 2007-present)

Discography

* Fush Yu Mang (1997) - US sales: double platinum (2,000,000) US #19
* Astro Lounge (1999) - US sales: triple platinum (3,000,000) US #6
* The East Bay Sessions (1999) - collection of early pre-FYM material; independently and illegally released
* Smash Mouth (2001) - US Sales: gold (500,000) US #48
* Get the Picture? (2003) - US Sales: No accreditation (33,000) US #100
* All Star Smash Hits (2005) - US #96
* The Gift of Rock (2005) - charts unknown
* Summer Girl - released September 19, 2006
* Old Habits - unreleased

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