"I think there's a couple of bands that are still putting out real good quality guitar rock songs, and I think we're one of them." In June 2004, Fastball released their fourth album, Keep Your Wig On, on a new record label, Rykodisc.Keep Your Wig On was home to singles "Airstream", "Drifting Away", and "Lou-ee, Lou-ee", with the last being released as a single in Europe only. 94 on VH1's television special The 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s.The band followed up their album release with a tour that also featured Marcy Playground and Everclear. The release included "You're an Ocean", which featured the piano stylings of Billy Preston (who previously collaborated with The Beatles).Singer-guitarist Brian Setzer also contributed to the album with Latin guitar on "Love Is Expensive and Free." "Instead of tailoring the music for short attention spans, we tried to make an album that holds up well to extensive listening..." Fastball followed up "The Way" with a second single "Fire Escape" and a third single, "Out of My Head", which quickly joined its chart-topping predecessor. The group headed back into the studio to record their third album, The Harsh Light of Day."Out of My Head" reached the top ten on Billboard's Top 40 chart and was a top ten hit on the Adult Top 40 chart for 29 weeks. Produced by Julian Raymond and Fastball, the album was released in September 2000.The members of Fastball still had side jobs as late as January 1998.
Though Lela had Alzheimers and Raymond was recovering from brain surgery, the couple had been driving to a local festival. In 1999, Fastball received two Grammy Award nominations as a result of All the Pain Money Can Buy.standing in line to see the show tonight and theres a light on heavy glow by the way i tried to say id be there...waiting for dani the girl is singing songs to me beneath the marquee...of her soul by the way i tried to say i know you from before standing in line to see the show tonight and theres a light on heavy glow by the way i tried to say id be there...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", After a stint with another group called Wild Seeds, Shuffield introduced Zuniga to Scalzo, who had played in a band called the Goods in Orange County, California.