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April 6, 1996 – The Band Fastball Releases Debut Album Through Hollywood Records


“Are you ready for the fallout? Who you gonna call out?”

On April 6, 1996, the debut album for the band Fastball, entitled Make Your Mama Proud, was released through Hollywood Records. The band, native to Austin, Texas, had been recommended to the Disney-owned record label thanks to the efforts of a local journalist. The album had one minor hit with the promotional single “Are You Ready for the Fallout?” but overall did not sell very well, selling under 6,000 copies. The band wouldn’t find success until the 1998 album All the Pain Money Can Buy and the hit single “The Way”


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