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Formed in Austin, Texas in the 1990s.

Annotation last modified on 2006-12-15 17:44 UTC.


Fastball is an American rock band that formed in Austin, Texas in 1995. The band originally called themselves "Magneto U.S.A." but changed their name after signing with Hollywood Records.

In 1998, their album All the Pain Money Can Buy reached platinum sales within six months of its release, and stayed on the Billboard 200 chart for a year. In addition, the group has been nominated for two Grammy Awards – Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "The Way", and Best Long Form Music Video for their promotional video "They Wanted The Highway". They also received five The Austin Chronicle awards: 1998's Album of the Year, Best Video, Best Single/EP, Band of the Year, and 1995's Best Pop Band.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1996 Make Your Mamma Proud 1
1998 All the Pain Money Can Buy 3 3
2000 The Harsh Light of Day 3
2003 Live from Jupiter Records 1
2004 Keep Your Wig On 5 2
2009 Little White Lies 5 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2002 Painting The Corners: The Best of Fastball 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1997 The Way 3
1999 Fire Escape 2
2000 You're an Ocean 1

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