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Released in 1998, All the pain money can buy was the second album by Austin, Texas band, Fastball. Had commercial success in North Amercia, but limited international release, despite some catchy tunes and a focus on lyrics. Best-known hits are "The Way" and "Fire Escape", with other stand out songs including "Out of my head" featured in the 1999 movie, Loser.

On this album, Fastball are:

As well as a range of guest performers and a wide range of talents.

This album was well produced, with a clean, professionally mixed sound across the whole track listing. The vocals are clean, and the individual instruments and talents are given an equal share of time and a place to shine within each track. Overall, the feeling is soft rock, with an emphasis on guitar and keyboard work, with vocals mixed nicely in a variety of singing styles and timings.


Track listing
  1. The Way - 4:16
    • Words and music by Tony Scalzo (Bible Black - ASCAP)
    • Tony - lead vocals, bass, keyboard
    • Miles - guitar, vocals
    • Joey - drums
    • Kim Bullard - Keyboards, programming
  2. Fire Escape - 3:21
    • Words and music by Miles Zuniga (Zunitunes - ASCAP)
    • Miles - lead vocals, guitar
    • Tony - bass, vocals
    • Joey - drums, percussion
  3. Better than it was - 2:48
    • Words and music by Tony Scalzo (Bible Black - ASCAP)
    • Tony - lead vocals, bass
    • Miles - guitar, vocals
    • Joey - drums, percussion
    • Kim Bullard - Organ
  4. Which way to the top? - 3:50
    • Words and music by Miles Zuniga and Jeff Groves (Zunitunes - ASCAP/Gollydick Music - ASCAP)
    • Miles - lead vocals, guitar
    • Tony - bass
    • Joey - drums, percussion
    • Poe - vocals (Poe appears courtesy of FEI/Atlantic Records)
    • Bennett Salvay - electric piano
  5. Sooner or later - 2:39
    • Words and music by Miles Zuniga (Zunitunes - ASCAP)
    • Miles - lead vocals, guitar
    • Tony - bass, vocals
    • Joey - drums, percussion
    • Walt Vincent - piano
    • Guy Fantasy - backing vocals
  6. Warm fuzzy feeling - 1:55
    • Words and music by Tony Scalzo (Bible Black - ASCAP)
    • Tony - lead vocals, bass
    • Miles - guitar, vocals
    • Joey - drums, percussion
  7. Slow Drag - 3:37
    • Words and music by Miles Zuniga (Zunitunes - ASCAP)
    • Tony - lead vocals, bass
    • Miles - guitar, vocals
    • Joey - drums, percussion
  8. G.O.D. (Good Old Days) - 3:31
    • Words and music by Tony Scalzo (Bible Black - ASCAP)
    • Tony - lead vocals, bass
    • Miles - guitar, vocals
    • Joey - drums, percussion
    • Kim Bullard - organ
    • Bennett Salvay - horn arrangement
    • Dennis Farias - trumpet
    • Rick Braun - trumpet
    • Nick Lane - trombone
    • Doug Norwine - tenor sax
    • Greg Smith - baritone sax
  9. Charlie, The methodone man - 3:17
    • Words and music by Miles Zuniga (Zunitunes - ASCAP)
    • Miles - lead vocals, guitar
    • Tony - bass, vocals
    • Joey - drums, percussion
    • Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick - cello
    • Kim Bullard - organ
  10. Out of my head - 2:32
    • Words and music by Tony Scalzo (Bible Black - ASCAP)
    • Tony - lead vocals, bass
    • Miles - guitar, vocals
    • Joey - drums, percussion
    • Bennett Salvay - piano, organ
  11. Damaged Goods - 3:02
    • Words and music by Miles Zuniga (Zunitunes - ASCAP)
    • Miles - lead vocals, guitar
    • Tony - bass, vocals
    • Joey - drums, percussion
  12. Nowhere road - 3:25
    • Words and music by Tony Scalzo (Bible Black - ASCAP)
    • Tony - lead vocals, bass
    • Miles - guitar, vocals
    • Joey - drums, percussion, vocals
    • Kim Bullard - organ
  13. Sweetwater, Texas - 3:53
    • Words and music by Miles Zuniga (Zunitunes - ASCAP)
    • Miles - lead vocals, all instruments

Support Staff:
A&R: Rod Seidenberg
Creative Director: Dave Snow
Design: Enny Joo
Photography: Howard Rosenberg
Additional Art: Petronio Ortiz
Recorded at A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA
Assistant Engineer: Dave Reed
Mixed at Image Recording Studios
Mastered by Brian Gardner at Bernie Grunman Mastering
Booking Agent: Brad Stewart/Absolute Artists
Website: www.hollywoodrec.com/fastball
2003.5.22@15:58 kthejoker says re All The Pain Money Can Buy: they used to be called Magneto USA. Anyway, the song Warm Fuzzy Feeling is about former Radish singer Ben Kweller, if it's worth mentioning.

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