Cool Lil Numbers…..Fastball/The Way

That’s the great thing about having a iPod jammed up with music and you put it on shuffle and out of thousands of tracks one will appear that you forgot you even had that will twist and bend your ear and bring you back to a time of its release and make Ya say ” Holy Shit! That’s a great track!”

Case in point Folks…Fastballs tune titled The Way.

Fastball are  a American 3 piece unit( Tony Scalzo,bass and lead singer,Miles Zuniga,guitar and Joey Shuffield on drums)  that rolled out of Austin Texas back in the mid 90s and by 1998 had hit paydirt with this tune!

Fastball in 1998 released the album “All The Pain Money Can Buy” featuring this tune and I know myself and many others bought this album upon the first single and lead off track!

The Way is a well written piece of Rock by the bass guy Scalzo who also doubles as lead vocalist.

The lyrics man are twisted and tell the tale of a elderly couple that leave there home to on a short trip and basically disappear only for there bodies to be found a year later in a burned out car that drove off the road and down into a heavily covered in brush area.

Crazy how a morbid tale could be cranked into a catchy rock track. Scalzo here blends his unique voice and the music as almost a rock Latin kind of feel courtesy of the percussion. The chorus is undoubtedly the money shot!

Love the line Scalzo sings in the chorus…

“Anyone can see that the road they walked on is paved with gold,it’s always summer they will never get cold,they’ll never get hungry,old and gray. You can see there shadows wandering off somewhere, they won’t make it home but they really don’t care. They wanted the highway there happier there today!

Wowzers kids this is deep but what a song….crank the video!

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13 thoughts on “Cool Lil Numbers…..Fastball/The Way”

    1. Thanks Sarca for checking in. I’m totally surprised to see that these guys are still slugging it out. But than Nostalgic Tours are the order of the day now! But yeah great song….dark message witha catchy hook line and sinker!

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  1. This song was great. It vaguely reminded me of the Eagles! But they were destined to be a one hit wonder even though they were different from the masses. I think the second single Fire Escape tanked….

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    1. Yep I read it yesterday and gigled about Fastball! Poor Gin Blossoms suck it the fuck up. You play U get paid who cares where u are…dough is dough now give me a show!
      Great words by James with you in BlogDetox!
      Ha!

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    1. If it’s any consolation, I was gonna talk about Fire Escape, their other song that got radio play, but (as I pointed out on James’ post about the show he saw), for some reason I thought that that was a Third Eye Blind song.

      Alas.

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