Only shooting stars break the mold
August 13, 2016 7:25 AM   Subscribe

I am Star Man! This is my latest audio transmission, pairing Tori Amos' 'Winter' with Smash Mouth's 'All Star'! God help us all.

Irresistibly terrible music—and I think I mean that as a compliment?—previously on MeFi and AskMe.
posted by Shmuel510 (37 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's a cool place, and they say it gets colder. Things are gonna change so fast.
posted by yellowbinder at 7:34 AM on August 13, 2016 [7 favorites]


I caught this on twitter somehow yesterday and it is deliiiiiiiicious.

And, as waxy noted, the Smash Mouth lyrics themselves when read with the right attitude are totally plausible Tori-ish lyrics.
posted by cortex at 7:35 AM on August 13, 2016 [8 favorites]


How far has Smash Mouth fallen? They're one of the headliners at Septemberfest in the Chicago suburb we live in. They'll be playing for free next to the village municipal office during the daytime while people browse arts and crafts, eat funnel cake, and take pony rides. The Elks Lodge will be selling bingo cards nearby.

The other headliners? A Prince and the Revolution cover band.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:01 AM on August 13, 2016 [5 favorites]


How far has Smash Mouth fallen? They've fallen down da down down yeah. (Note that despite the title, that song is not a mash-up. It's an official, original release from a major record label in 2016. Keep that in mind as you listen.)
posted by skymt at 8:09 AM on August 13, 2016 [1 favorite]


I guess it's relative? They're still apparently playing music for a living so even with their steep decline I'm still looking up at them (like a star in the sky).

Shrugs and goes back to writing code for someone else
posted by NervousVarun at 8:15 AM on August 13, 2016 [8 favorites]


Side note: whippedy doo star!
posted by drlith at 8:45 AM on August 13, 2016 [2 favorites]


So this is what happens when Bowie dies.
posted by symbioid at 8:49 AM on August 13, 2016 [7 favorites]


The whistling was nice.
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:58 AM on August 13, 2016 [2 favorites]


They'll be playing for free next to the village municipal office during the daytime while people browse arts and crafts, eat funnel cake, and take pony rides.

It could be worse. At least there are pony rides.
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:58 AM on August 13, 2016


So this is what happens when Bowie dies.

Seen on Twitter:
I'm not saying that David Bowie was holding the fabric of the universe together, but *gestures broadly at everything*
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:07 AM on August 13, 2016 [19 favorites]


How far has Smash Mouth fallen

Not far enough.
posted by maxsparber at 9:11 AM on August 13, 2016 [2 favorites]


I dunno, now that I can hear the lyrics, I think it shows there's some real inventiveness in All Star. "Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb," for example.

All I'm saying is, it's not exactly BUNKO SCREAM JAR.
posted by JHarris at 9:23 AM on August 13, 2016 [1 favorite]




The first caveman to bang a stick against a rock rhythmically is spinning in his grave right now.
posted by Etrigan at 10:14 AM on August 13, 2016 [3 favorites]


It's... beautiful
posted by naju at 10:17 AM on August 13, 2016 [3 favorites]


Whatevs. I hope they made their bundle and will be comfortable for the rest of their lives. That's more than many can say, yeah?
posted by ashbury at 10:35 AM on August 13, 2016 [1 favorite]


Wait, how is this not from Neil Cicierega?

See, for example, Imagine All Star People.

And all of Mouth Sounds.
posted by tocts at 11:27 AM on August 13, 2016 [4 favorites]


tocts, my favorite is Modest Mouth.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:29 AM on August 13, 2016 [3 favorites]


That is indeed amazing, much like his work generally.

Also, it isn't even related but I feel compelled to at least mention his masterpiece, Bustin.
posted by tocts at 11:40 AM on August 13, 2016 [3 favorites]


I bet Tori Amos actually would love this.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:51 AM on August 13, 2016 [3 favorites]


I just wanted to drop in and be the 7th to say that Neil "Lemon Demon" Cicierega did it first and better. But if there were a 'cheesy pop music' version of "The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny", Smash Mouth would be playing Godzilla. (And, just for the record, Weird Al would be Mister Rogers)
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:03 PM on August 13, 2016 [1 favorite]


Cicierega did it first and better

Smash Mouth is our folk music. No one owns the Smash Mouth mashup, it is available to everyone.
posted by naju at 3:05 PM on August 13, 2016 [3 favorites]


We can all smash up mash mouth, but just an FYI, Neil's here to remind you of ... something.
posted by tocts at 3:50 PM on August 13, 2016 [2 favorites]


semi charmed all star
posted by juv3nal at 6:27 PM on August 13, 2016 [2 favorites]


33 Simultaneous Orinoco Flows (surprisingly listenable)
posted by schmod at 7:33 PM on August 13, 2016 [3 favorites]


aka Smash Mouth with a timid piano track. There's nothing of Tori Amos in this.
posted by bendy at 2:26 AM on August 14, 2016


aka Smash Mouth with a timid piano track. There's nothing of Tori Amos in this.

Errrrm... you know who played that timid piano track, right?
posted by FatherDagon at 8:42 PM on August 14, 2016 [5 favorites]


Hey, what a concept.
posted by schmod at 5:58 AM on August 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


oh god there's a Reddit for Smashmouth mashups
posted by Pronoiac at 1:13 PM on August 15, 2016 [3 favorites]


well the years start coming and they dont stop coming and they dont stop coming

that was a super tough internet boss but I managed to beat it with only minimal bleeding from my ears
posted by numaner at 6:46 AM on August 16, 2016


i think this was posted last October, i'm sorry: All Storm
posted by numaner at 6:47 AM on August 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


semi charmed all star yt

wow, that video has no dislikes. it's like a younicorn.
posted by numaner at 6:59 AM on August 16, 2016


How far has Smash Mouth fallen? They're one of the headliners at Septemberfest in the Chicago suburb we live in.

I got a an email from my alma mater annoucing that Smash Mouth is playing for Homecoming.
posted by thelonius at 9:34 AM on August 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Which middle school did you go to?
posted by Etrigan at 9:58 AM on August 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


We didn't have middle school. High School was 8th through 12th grade. The first day of 8th grade was like getting off the bus in "The Shawshank Redemption".
posted by thelonius at 10:34 AM on August 16, 2016




relevant to this discussion
posted by Pronoiac at 7:41 AM on August 25, 2016


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