At first glance, this band may seem out of place in my collection. Admittedly, I don't know anything about the band, haven't followed their history, and never really thought much about them. I just heard their stuff on the radio. But I gotta tell ya - their brand of accessible pop rock sounds fantastic by the pool on a sunny summer afternoon.
Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #136
- On the poolside playlist: Shot Of Laughter, Answer The Phone, Fly, Someday, Every Morning, When It's Over, and Chasin' You Around. Hell, I even like the bad cover of Joe Jackson's Is She Really Going Out With Him?
- Indifferent: Under The Sun and Falls Apart.
- Skip: Mean Machine, Time After Time, Rhyme Stealer, RPM, and Psychedelic Bee.
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: When my sons were younger, we would often take them to water parks. One summer as I was sitting by the wave pool at the SeaWorld water park (I think it was called Lost Lagoon back then?), I heard one of Sugar Ray's songs over the loudspeakers and I thought it just seem to fit. When we finally had a pool of our own, I picked up this CD.