Fastball is an American power pop / rock n roll band that formed in Austin, Texas in the 1990s. The band originally called themselves “Magneto U.S.A” but changed their name after signing with Hollywood Records. They released their first album, Make Your Mama Proud, in 1996.
Fastball consists of Miles Zuniga (lead guitar and vocals), Tony Scalzo (bass and vocals), and Joey Shuffield (drums). They released one breakout hit single, “The Way”, in 1998. Other songs receiving significant radio airplay included “Out of My Head”, “You’re an Ocean”, and “Fire Escape”. “The Way” ended up peaking at number-one on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks, bringing the group into a mainstream audience.
The group’s fifth full length album, Little White Lies, was released in Spring 2009. Their most current album as of spring 2013, it is distributed by MRI/RED Distribution. The group continues to tour to a loyal cult following.
Although it's tempting to lump the Austin, Texas trio Fastball (Miles Zuniga on guitar and vocals, Tony Scalzo on bass and vocals, and Joe Shuffield on drums) in with all the bands that sound similar to the Wallflowers, they're an exception.
The trio originally called themselves Magneto U.S.A. and became popular in the Texas region.
After signing with Hollywood Records, they changed their name to Fastball, and soon after released their 1996 debut Make Your Mama Proud.
All the Pain Money Can Buy, was released in early '98.
After four years, a best of retrospective (2002's Painting the Corners: The Best of Fastball) and a label switch, Fastball returned with their strongest record to date, 2004's Keep Your Wig On, for Rykodisc.
Out of My Head
All the Pain Money Can Buy
Sometimes I feel
Like I am drunk behind the wheel
The wheel of possibility
However it may roll
Give it a spin
See if you can somehow factor in
You know theres always more than one way
To say exactly what you mean to say
Was I out of my head? Was I out of my mind?
How could Ihave ever been so blind
I was waiting for an indication
It was hard to find
Don't matter what I say only what I do
Never mean to do bad things to you
So quiet but I finally woke up
If you're sad than it's time you woke up too