LIVE: Smash Mouth

Smash Mouth were walkin' on the sun at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay on June 28, joined by Toad the Wet Sprocket and Tonic for an epic show.

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The all stars that are Smash Mouth were walkin' on the sun at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay on June 28.
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Toad the Wet Sprocket also played, warming the crowd as the sun set.
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L.A. alt-rockers Tonic opened the show.
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Though known for their rock, when Smash Mouth formed in 1994, they played primarily ska punk, shifting their sound over time.
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They shifted their name too -- the group’s name was originally stylized as Smashmouth.
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Today, lead singer Steve Harwell (pictured) and bassist Paul De Lisle are the only two remaining original members.
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They hit big on their debut album, “Fush Yu Mang,” which featured “Walkin’ on the Sun,” the single that gave Smash Mouth their first taste of fame after its release in 1997.
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The song topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay singles chart.
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However, the band was still on the rise. Their second record, “Astro Lounge,” dropped in 1999 to the tune of poppier tracks, including “All Star.”
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The single was featured in the animated feature film “Shrek” and on other soundtracks.
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For its soundtrack, “Shrek” also picked up Smash Mouth’s cover of “I’m a Believer,” which was originally recorded by the Monkees.
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The band had a slow start into the 2000s. Eventually, Harwell appeared on “The Surreal Life,” a reality show on VH1. He later regretted that.
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Toad the Wet Sprocket formed in 1986 and have been playing alt-rock ever since.
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They charted in the '90s with such singles as "Walk on the Ocean," "All I Want" and "Something's Always Wrong."
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By 1998, however, the group split, going their separate ways to pursue other projects.
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They reunited just fewer than 10 years later, and in 2012, announced that they were officially back together and working on a new album -- the first since 1997.
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Another alt-rock group from that era, Tonic formed in L.A. in 1993.
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They're best known for "If You Could Only See," the hit single off their 1996 debut, "Lemon Parade."
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