Smash Mouth Has Never Sounded Better than In “Mouth Sounds”

The mix also features Nirvana, Michael Jackson, Talking Heads, Daft Punk, Smashing Pumpkins, Enya, John Lennon, and the “Full House” theme
Mouth Sounds

Neil Cicierega’s 60-minute “Mouth Sounds” mix is, without a doubt, a very skillful mash-up thanks to its deft blending of Nirvana, Michael Jackson, Talking Heads, Daft Punk, Smashing Pumpkins, and Enya (to name but a few artists) along with copious amounts of Smash Mouth’s “All Star.” However, it’s especially noteworthy for two reasons:

  1. Its brilliantly subversive juxtaposition (at the 16:51 mark) of Alanis Morissette’s ultra-angsty ’90s hit “You Oughta Know” with the Full House theme. Indeed, there’s something deeply delightful about listening to Morissette hyperventilate over a schmaltzy saxophone riff.
  2. It took Smash Mouth to make John Lennon’s “Imagine” actually somewhat enjoyable. (The miracle begins at the 18:13 mark.)

Listen to the entire thing in all of its absurd genius below.


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