Fastball

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Fastball Biography

This Alternative-Rock Pop-Rock Austin, Texas USA-based trio was formed in mid-'90s by singer+guitarist Miles Zuniga, bassist Tony Scalzo and drummer Joe Shuffield.

The band, after signed a deal with Hollywood Records, recorded their debut full-length album, "Make Your Mama Proud", in the spring of 1996, unfortunately it failed to chart but created a considerable buzz in their native Austin.
Almost exactly two years later, the threesome released their breakthrough LP, "All The Pain Money Can Buy", the second effort climbed into the top 30 of The Billboard Top 200 chart and became a top 20 hit in Canadian Albums chart spawning three excellent singles: "The Way" which reached the #1 on The Modern Rock chart, "Fire Escape" hit #13 in the same chart and "Out Of My Head" ranked in the top 20 of The Billboard Hot 100, the album eventually was certified platinum for sales of a million copies.
The trio returned in September of 2000 with "The Harsh Light Of Day", the record barely entered the top 100 in U.S. Albums chart achieving modest commercial success; only one single, "You're An Ocean", enjoyed a Adult Contemporary chart hit.
Fastball resurfaced in mid-2004 with their fourth album, "Keep Your Wig On", the first on Rykodisc label.

 

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