The Gift of Rock

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2012
  • Label: Savoy Jazz
  • UPC: 795041791627
  • Catalog Number: 17916
  • Sales rank: 202,278

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
Chris Bellman Mastering
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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