Do you like Smashmouth? Probably you do not.
Have you heard their songs? Once or twice? Possibly far, FAR TOO MANY times, especially when that "Hey Now, You're An All Star" single became the Summer Theme of 1999?
Oh yes you have. These guys have had several Big Hit Singles. I imagine they, at several points, have looked at each other and thought, 'holy shit. Our song is that annoying song you cannot escape. We have fucking MADE IT.'
And then they partook of beautiful hookers and very, very good cocaine.
Nevertheless, they are currently the boingboing laughingstock du jour thanks to the isolated lead vocal track from Days Like These.
I was listening to this, reading the post about it, and wondering how the lead singer feels.
Miserable and unimaginably humiliated? Does he still have access to beautiful hookers and very very good cocaine and therefore could care less? Or is all that money going/gone and he is realizing that being a rock star, even one who Made It, is not a life-long career move?
If this website had a 'dubious success' theme song, I would bring in a soft, melodic version of it now.