Who Knew We Needed Smash Mouth To Chime In On Kevin Durant?
When you were growing up do you remember jamming out to Smash Mouth? Okay, maybe not jamming out but at least mildly enjoying their music? Come on, they were essentially Nickelback before Nickelback. In 1997, they burst on to the scene with "Walkin' On The Sun" and followed that up by the monstrous hit, "All Star" in 1999. "All Star" was the "song of the summer" in 1999, because no one could get the damn thing out of their heads. Like we said, they were the original Nickelback.
After a couple of more mildly successful singles and a cover of "I'm A Believer" for the first "Shrek" movie, Smash Mouth sort of just went away (as we hope Nickelback will do). We remember them performing on New Years in Las Vegas a few years back, as the 7th most important act. Essentially, they performed a watered down version of "All Star" and a few other songs that nobody in the crowd knew. It was awkward.
17 years since "All Star" came out, Smash Mouth is largely irrelevant. However, during their time on top, they clearly dealt with plenty of haters and jealous no-name bands that wanted their spot on the throne. So it's obvious they know EXACTLY what Kevin Durant is going through. Which is why they felt a need to offer their support to KD.
@KDTrey5 The negative energy you're receiving is jealousy that turned into hatred because peeps don't know how to express that emotion.
— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) July 20, 2016
Yep, pretty much the pep talk that Kevin Durant was looking for from the exact right source. We are confident now that Kevin Durant feels much better about his decision to join Golden State after hearing from Smash Mouth. Personally, we agree with this sub-tweeter on the Smash Mouth comment.
— Dallas (@MinneSora) July 20, 2016
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