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The East Bay Sessions [Explicit Lyrics]

Smash MouthAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (November 16, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Red Clay Recordings
  • ASIN: B00001XDSV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #163,251 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Burn Cycle
2. Strung
3. Some On, Come On
4. I Had You
5. Solitude
6. Sorry
7. Trip
8. Pet Name
9. Get Some Hoes
10. Every Word
11. Nervous
12. Beer Gargles
13. If You Don't
14. Push

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Early versions of Smashmouth classics! April 5, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The guy reviewing this that said re-used? Wrong. These were recorded BEFORE FYM. :) Smashmouth deserves much better reviews on their early studio work, and the 're-using' on FYM (not on this one!), was just rerecorded for better studio-quality sound on a widely-released album. This cd is dated after FYM because it's stuff that wasn't really gonna be released, but they thought fans would like to hear early versions of their FYM favorites. It's really disappointing to see that a few people didn't get it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Look At a Great Band's Roots April 28, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This little known album releases many early recordings of some of the songs that would eventually make it on Fush Yu Mang, and a bunch that didn't. If you're a fan of Fush Yu Mang, you'll like this album. This is a much more raw and unrefined Smash Mouth - they're a real punk band, not the bubble gum pop they're producing these days. I saw them in concert right after Astro Lounge hit shelves, and honestly I wish they had played like they sound on this record... its an album of energetic, catchy punkish songs. And about all of the other reviews here condemning "Sorry", its actually quite a poigniant social commentary... if you can get past the fact they use the word "penis". And if you can't, you shouldn't be buying a parental advisory album.

If you can't get enough of Fush Yu Mang, buy this album, but be aware, you'll hear some familiar songs in their earlier stages. Personally, I can't stand the new post Astro Lounge Smash Mouth, so this is a great last taste of the band that was.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars East Bay Sessions April 12, 2000
By Greg
Format:Audio CD
This CD rocks...literally! Smash Mouth is awesome, so what if they used songs from before? They are different versions and work out great. Come On Come On is the best song on this CD!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Band's Roots June 18, 2003
By Lee
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Hey - I've been a big fan of the band since Fush Yu Mang. The East Bay Sessions is a good look into the bands original sound and the talent that got them where they are today. Yeah, there is a couple of songs on there from Fush, and yeah Sorry does have some explicit lyrics, but the music is still hard core Smash Mouth and is still worth every penny paid for the album. (And that is VERY rare now days)
If you are a fan of Smash Mouth and if you wondering about their "pre-platinum" sound, the this is the album for you. It rocks. Smash Mouth rocks...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD, easily related to Fush Yu Mang April 9, 2002
Format:Audio CD
When I finally decided to pick this CD up, I was a bit wary of it, seeing that songs from previous albums were making up nearly half of this album, but it turns out that they are alternate versions, each great in their own way. With 'Come on, Come on' for example. The slightly changed lyrics don't impress me much, but what caught me was the drastic change in the music, especially at the beginning. It caught me immediately, and I loved it.
Now, for those of you that don't like the song 'Sorry', I can see your point entirely, yet I love it. If you listen to it enough, you can hear the meaning hidden behind it, its not just a rather profane song. To me, in that song, they're trying to say, that we all act alike in so many ways.."..all you look alike..Drink em up, drink em up, fight fight fight." While the song gets profane quite a few times, it really is a cool song. There was one song that really caught me, and I loved it the first time I heard it, and I still do, that being "Strung". Its about this person who thinks that they know it all, do it all, and that they're everything in the world. The world revolves around them, and Smash Mouth clearly states that.

As for the other songs that appeared on previous albums, being "Push", "Beer Goggles (Gargles)", "Nervous in the Alley", "Pet Names", and "Come on, Come on", the only one that had any major changes was "Come on, Come on" (Though Beer Goggles had some noticable changes, as did everything else, but the biggest changes were in "Come on, Come on") The other songs simply are played differently, and I have really enjoyed it.
The only song that I really don't understand, isn't a song at all, its just a 16 second recording that Smash Mouth did, simply for the hell of it. Why they did it, is what I don't understand.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Raw Development May 16, 2001
By Dennis
Format:Audio CD
It's great to hear song evolution. What this album made me realize is that their first album was too polished. They should of stopped practicing and recorded at some point earlier. This album has spirit and raw energy and is great driving music. Warning: You will get a ticket!
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good CD, But Even Better Without "Sorry" February 26, 2000
Format:Audio CD
When I first saw the songs on this CD, I was a little worried. I thought that maybe Smash Mouth was running out of gas or something, because there weren't any recognizeable new songs (There are, however, a few songs from Fush and a different version of one of the Astro Lounge songs. When I first listened to the CD, I was pleasantly surprised. There are a lot of good songs here, like Burn Cycle, Strung, I Had You (Not Listed as a track on the CD), and Solitude. However, for me, the 2 definite stand-outs on this CD are "Every Word" and "If You Don't". I think "Every Word" is a great, sentimental (Yes, I said sentimental) song. Furthermore, I would strongly advise Smash Mouth to release a single of "If You Don't". I own all 3 Smash Mouth CD's, and I honestly think that "If You Don't" is just as good as "All Star" or "Walking on the Sun". Just to reiterate, Smash Mouth would be well-advised to release that song as a single. It's that good. Despite all the praise I have for this CD, I have one big gripe with it, and I can sum it up in one word: "Sorry". I think this song is rude and vulgar. They should be "Sorry" they had to put this song on this CD. In fact, that song alone cost it a star. In review, great CD, lose "Sorry"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Raw Smash Mouth!
This is an awesome collection of all the early demos and unreleased cuts from this awesome band! It is so cool to hear the raw, rough, energetic cuts of some of the songs we love... Read more
Published on November 28, 2009 by Dusty
4.0 out of 5 stars Great...EXCEPT SORRY
Okay, a great CD. I have all 4 other Smash Mouth CD's. Sorry is a horrible, sick, twisted, stupid, dumb, lousy, just plain BAD, song. They shouldn't have done that. Read more
Published on August 2, 2004 by B. Kosciusko
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST CD
This cd is great!!! I think all their cd's are good, but this one is probably the best.
Published on September 16, 2003 by The vampire
5.0 out of 5 stars The CD would be better without 'Sorry'
This is one of smash mouth's best CD's ever.All of the songs are good except "sorry" Cause all ever says is 'Sorry about your penis".That's why it is so gross and SICK. Read more
Published on March 15, 2003 by Renfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Smash Mouth's East Bay Sessions
Smash Mouth's most addicting work. I've been listening to Smash Mouth for 4-5 years now, and The East Bay Sessions is the one CD that pleases the rock-n-roll desire in me. Read more
Published on February 10, 2003 by G. Grothaus
4.0 out of 5 stars ....This is what led Smash Mouth to a multi-platinum career
This is Smash Mouth's real stuff. It has alot of songs from Fush You Mang and 1 song from Astro Lounge, but a little different music and some changed lyrics. Read more
Published on June 7, 2002 by RyanL2006
4.0 out of 5 stars punk-fest
this cd is great (much better than astro lounge but i like it about the same as fym) i think it is good becouse it has all the original versions of the songs and some songs... Read more
Published on November 6, 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars ...cause were all dudes!
the only good song on this cd is come come on. oh sure buy it on astro lounge-this cd has a diffrent version on it that sounds cooler. ;-)
Published on September 23, 2000 by M. Alterio
5.0 out of 5 stars I Would Just Like To Inform You
I don't really have this cd but I have to inform yoou all that Come On Come On, Pet Names, Push, and Nervous In The Alley are all songs from Astro Lounge and Fush Yu Meng. Read more
Published on June 6, 2000 by "yankssd"
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