Music: The Rise Of Mom's Boys

Fountains of Wayne is a great band that made it with a jokey, Mrs. Robinsonesque hit. Is this a good thing?

Chris Collingwood thinks he made a deal with the devil. Adam Schlesinger thinks he finally caught a break. What Collingwood and Schlesinger--co-founders and co-songwriters of the band Fountains Of Wayne--actually did was this: they recorded a song about wanting to sleep with a friend's mother. Then they made a video with Rachel Hunter, the ex-Mrs. Rod Stewart, playing a modern Mrs. Robinson in a bikini. Naturally, Stacy's Mom became a top 10 hit--the most downloaded song on iTunes--and earned the band a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. "People are watching the video and downloading the single, but they don't know...

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