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When sessions began for their sophomore disc, Castillo had left the band, and instead of replacing him straight away, Hutner and Blum opted to experiment with a drum machine. Admirably, Sugartooth decided to expand on their already established grunge-like sound, bringing in the eccentric production duo the Dust Brothers to oversee the proceedings. While recording the album, Hutner and Blum contributed the music to a song that the Dust Brothers were putting together at the time, "Tortured Man," which would later feature vocals by none other than the "King of All Media" himself, Howard Stern, for the best-selling soundtrack to his motion picture Private Parts. Sugartooth's resulting album however, 1997's The Sounds of Solid, failed to break through commercially, resulting in their split shortly thereafter. ~ Greg Prato, Rovi