KEVAN'S SONG OF THE DAY: SMASH MOUTH - "WALKIN' ON THE SUN"

June 17, 2019

Brenda Chase

Rolling Stone has a great oral history of how Smash Mouth’s "All Star" came to be. In it, they talk about the unique space the band occupied within music at the time. Their breakthrough album Fush Yu Mang produced the alt-radio smash “Walkin’ on the Sun.” This was back in the day when genre mattered, so their alt fans didn’t take too kindly when the band released the Uber-pop “All Star” or furthermore licensed it to the movie Shrek.

Let’s take a trip back to a simpler Smash Mouth time, before the mainstream and vibe out to the 60’s tinged “Walkin on the Sun.”