I'm in Palm Springs and @DelbertShoopman brought a weird Smash Mouth biography here, written by formative member (bassist) Paul DeLisle.
  1. See?
  2. "Most people wouldn't know me from Adam. But unless you've been living in a cloistered monastery for the last fifteen years, you have heard of my band."
  3. "It was a silvery, chili-burgers cold Sunday afternoon in very early November, 1994."
  4. "We liked girls. And girls liked us because we were both handsome and charming."
  5. "...it seemed like every other chump on our shared, working-cover-band world was either an ego muse-head, or a muso paste-face."
  6. "Steve was very much the modern-day Robin Hood of Campbell Forest. He stole from the rich and gave to the 'Mouth."
  7. "Enough Twain-bashing."
  8. And that's only 30-pages in. Ok. I'm done.