Songs Of The Musical Trio Called Fastball

The band has finally put together a new disk, Step Into Light, which will be released this summer. Until that record comes out, Fastball’s fans will have to be content with listening to the best from their previous records, such as these ten from the first three albums.

G.O.D. from All the Pain That Money Can Buy

The title letters have nothing to do with religion or spirituality, but is instead an acronym for Good Old Days. Bassist Tony Scalzo does the lead vocals on the song he wrote during a spell of nostalgia.

Love Doesn’t Kill You from The Harsh Light Of Day

Elvis Costello is an obvious influence on this bonus track, whose melody is much too jaunty for a song about death.

Out of My Head from All the Pain That Money Can Buy

Although it was the second single from the debut record, this tune became the band’s biggest hit on the charts.

Seattle from Make Your Mama Proud

Washington’s largest city had been growing into a musical Mecca as the twentieth century wound down, thanks in large part to Kirt Cobain and Nirvana’s grunge movement. After this tune helped solidify the city’s status, it was followed into the new century by bands such as Owl City and Death Cab For Cutie.

Nowhere Road from All the Pain That Money Can Buy

Scalzo again creates a fun melody to distract from the lyrical theme of a relationship that has fizzled.

You’re An Ocean from The Harsh Light of Day

While the metaphor could be taken as a compliment or an insult, the subject of this track can certainly feel flattered whenever she hears it.

Lender from Make Your Mama Proud

A troubled guy is begging for money in this tune, and the melody is so sweet that you could not possibly deny him a few bucks.

The Way from All the Pain That Money Can Buy

Senior citizens escaping from a nursing home are the subjects of this huge hit, the trio’s first single. It’s success was aided by a creative video with an unforgettable jump.