乐队成员: 主唱Steve Harwel鼓手Kevin Coleman贝斯手Paul De Lisle吉他手Greg Camp94年成军于加州圣荷西的Smash Mouth(破嘴合唱团)是支发扬庞克乐精神并发誓创造出最快乐的摇滚乐的队伍,团名的灵感来自于美式足球联盟NFL传奇巨星Mike Ditka形容一种强调夺球本能的运动-Smash Mouth Football。主唱Steve Harwell爱听猫王、乡村乐及Hip-Hop，鼓手Kevin Coleman则从Speed metal、Ramones、Dead Kennedys一路听到Sublime,贝斯手Paul De Lisle迷的是披头四风格的摇滚乐、庞克摇滚,或是Van Halen、Kiss、Aerosmith、B-52`s的音乐,吉他手Greg Camp则听尽60年代名不见经传的车库摇滚团或冲浪摇滚团的作品,再加上The Clash及U2。Steve与Kevin源自街头庞克族的活力,撞上Greg、Paul这对音乐玩家,一种精炖烘培伽州摇滚佳肴于焉出炉,散发着hip-hop、拉盯雷鬼、庞克、冲浪摇滚、ska、流行等不同佐料的风味,最重要的是,Smash Mouth找回了玩摇滚与听摇滚最基本的乐趣。Smash Mouth(破嘴合唱团)在圣荷西跑了两年场子表演后,因 "Nervous In The Alley"获得当地最具影响力的摇滚电台KOME的强力放送,跃身成为该电台创台以来首度破例播放无约乐团,消息一传开,接下来就赢得环球音乐旗下Interscope唱片公司的一纸合约,并于97年发行首张专辑「Fush Yu Mang」,专辑发行后即踏上巡回演唱行程,与Blur、Sugar Ray、Third Eye Blind同台切磋,辑中首支单曲 "Walkin` On The Sun"漂亮出击,抢先蝉连Billboard现代摇榜5周冠军,接续的"Why Can`t We Be Friends"则攻进现代摇滚榜TOP 10,专辑闯进流行专辑榜TOP 20且缔造双白金销售记录。99年6月底发表的第2张专辑「Astro Lounge」,Smash Mouth与首张专辑制作人Eric Valentine再度燃烧玩音乐的热情快意,专辑于发行首周即势如破竹抢坐Billboard流行专辑榜第10名,首支单曲"All Star"轻松摇摆走进现代摇滚榜亚军且逼占流行单曲榜TOP 6,更蝉连Adult TOP 40单曲榜9周冠军,唱出每个人都是颗闪亮星的傲人自信心;"Radio"描述的是电台与听众、乐团间既爱又恨的有趣情结;"Diggin Your Scene"是无可自拔的爱恨迷恋, "Then The Morning Comes"点出匆忙人生中的片刻自省觉悟,再度逼进Billboard流行单曲榜第11名;团员最爱的 "Defeat You"搔到现代人不择手段以求超越他人的本能特质;"Waste"谈的是人际关系的悔悟, "Fallen Horses"讲的是失去朋友的感觉; "I Just Wanna See"则提醒世人在忙与盲的生活里,一定要让心好好静一静,品尝不一样的人生滋味;99年以TOP 10单曲"Every Morning"走红的乐团Sugar Ray的DJ Homicide则在"Stoned"助阵。专辑同时选录98年夏季为「是谁搞的鬼」新世代女星珍妮佛洛海葳主演的电影「迫不及待爱上你」(Can`t Hardly Wait)翻唱的老歌 "Can`t Get Enough Of You Baby"。快活摇滚团-Smash Mouth破嘴合唱团荣获2000年葛莱美奖最佳流行重唱奖的提名。by John BushA novelty rock band in the same vein as Presidents of the United States of America, but with surf and garage influences instead of the Presidents punk/thrash background, Smash Mouth found a hit in 1997 with the 50s-influenced Walkin on the Sun. The group was formed in 1994 in San Jose, CA, by vocalist Steve Harwell, a former rapper with the group F.O.S. After that group disintegrated, he began jamming with an old friend, drummer Kevin Coleman. Harwells former manager introduced him to guitarist Greg Camp (fresh from the local band Lackadaddy) and bassist Paul DeLisle. The quartet recorded two demos, and got the songs into rotation on a local radio station. After playing a summer festival with No Doubt and Beck, Smash Mouth decided to record an album. After finishing Fush Yu Mang, the group were signed by Interscope, which released Walkin on the Sun as the first single. It became a number one modern rock hit and pushed the album into the Top 40. Touring further helped the albums push, and the band added in a live keyboardist, Michael Klooster, to bolster their performances (and later live percussionist Mark Cervantes as well). The follow-up album, Astro Lounge, was released in 1999, generating the hit All Star; a collection of early material, East Bay Sessions, also appeared that same year. A severe back ailment eventually lead to Colemans exit from the band; he was replaced by ex-Tripping Daisy drummer Mitch Marine for the albums subsequent tour and further swapped out for Michael Urbano at its completion. Though no other hits with equal weight were forthcoming from Astro Lounge, the bands work of the early 2000s (2001s Smash Mouth and 2003s Get the Picture?) pleased fans of sparkling pop music. The group also contributed numerous tracks to a plethora of motion pictures, most notably their cover of the Monkees Im a Believer (from their eponymous release) to the soundtrack of 2001s hit movie Shrek, and many of these then appeared on the August 2005 Smash Mouth hits collection All Star Smash Hits. Harwell could be spotted in early 2006 as a cast member on the sixth season of VH1s celeb-reality TV show The Surreal Life, just as drummer Urbano was leaving the band due to creative differences. His spot was claimed in March by Jason Sutter, who had previously done work with American Hi-Fi and the Rembrandts. Smash Mouths fifth studio album, Summer Girl, appeared in early September.