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