Gift of Rock

The Gift of Rock

by Smash Mouth
     
 
Coming two years after their fourth studio album, 2003's Get the Picture?, Smash Mouth delivered their first holiday-themed album with 2005's The Gift of Rock. Still featuring the California band's high-energy, somewhat retro-sounding punk-pop sound, The Gift of Rock primarily features

Overview

Coming two years after their fourth studio album, 2003's Get the Picture?, Smash Mouth delivered their first holiday-themed album with 2005's The Gift of Rock. Still featuring the California band's high-energy, somewhat retro-sounding punk-pop sound, The Gift of Rock primarily features a few classic and some lesser-known holiday cover songs. Included are cuts by such artists as the Kinks, Louis Armstrong, the Sonics, and others. These are fun, somewhat novelty-oriented songs that fit well next to Smash Mouth's own material. In fact, cuts like Smash Mouth's reworking of the Ramones' "Merry Christmas, I Don't Want to Fight Tonight" and especially the group's exuberant take on the Royal Guardsmen's 1967 cult classic "Snoopy's Christmas" are gleeful, garage rock-style holiday anthems that should appeal to both longtime Smash Mouth fans and anyone who loves left-of-center Christmas songs.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2012
Label:
Savoy Jazz
UPC:
0795041791627
catalogNumber:
17916
Rank:
121552

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Smash Mouth   Primary Artist
Zoe Ellis   Choir, Chorus
Michael Urbano   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Paul DeLisle   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Greg Camp   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Steve Harwell   Vocals,Group Member
David Palmer   Keyboards
Vernon Bush   Choir, Chorus
Leah Tysse   Choir, Chorus
Sunshine Becker   Choir, Chorus
Joey Blake   Choir, Chorus
Brian Dyer   Choir, Chorus
James C. White   Choir, Chorus
Ellen Van Den Honert   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Buck Owens   Composer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Ray Davies   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Phil Gernhard   Composer
Robert Hayes   Management
Mark Hudson   Composer
Chrissie Hynde   Composer
Michael Rodriguez   Engineer
Michael Urbano   Producer
Gerald Roslie   Composer
Reto Peter   Engineer
Greg Camp   Producer
Kelly Castro   Art Direction
Dick Holler   Composer
Sune Rose Wagner   Composer
Jack Fox   Composer
Dean Grakal   Composer
Brad Kobylczak   Engineer
Richard Starkey   Composer
Jeffrey Hyman   Composer
Brian Swanson   Booking

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