Norman Granz: The Man Who Helped Create The Music Biz
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Freedom of Speech. For almost everyone who heard Smash Mouth, this was their defining song. Shrek would give the song a second life in , and YouTube would launch it back into popular culture nearly a decade later.
Within the band, tensions were high as the fear of being a one-hit wonder loomed above them. At the onset, a decision was made to eschew their earlier punk leanings to focus on a more commercially-viable pop sound, leading drummer Kevin Coleman to part ways with the band after the recording sessions. Valentine and Camp worked together to create a vision for Astro Lounge with some input from Interscope. Camp brought a wistful, 60s surf-lounge aesthetic to the music while Valentine brought the pragmatism of industry experience. They ordered Hayes and the band to keep drilling until they hit commercial oil. After months of back-and-forth, each side expressing frustration, Hayes sat Camp down with a copy of Billboard magazine. Together they went through the Top 50 and dissected the songs down to their successful parts. Camp was then charged with writing some songs including all those elements.
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