This upbeat homage to rock shows & music from JEW’s 2001 album Bleed American (later retitled, Jimmy Eat World, despite the fact that their 1994 debut album was already self-titled, due to public sensitivity after September 11, 2001… and eventually reretitled Bleed American for the 2008 deluxe edition release) features back-up vocals from Davey von Bohlen of Milwaukee’s The Promise Ring (and more recently- Maritime, Vermont, Cap’n Jazz).
The bridge strings together 7 lines from 7 different songs
"Crimson and Clover. Over and over." (from "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James and the Shondells, 1968)
"Our house in the middle of the street." (from "Our House" by Madness, 1982)
"Why did we ever meet?" (from "Why Did We Ever Meet" by The Promise Ring, 1997)
"Started my rock ‘n roll fantasy." (from "Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy" by Bad Company, 1979)
"Don’t, don’t, don’t let’s start." (from "Don’t Let’s Start" by They Might Be Giants, 1987)
"Why did we ever part?" (from "All of My Everythings" by The Promise Ring, 1999)
"Kickstart my rock ‘n rollin heart." (from "Kickstart My Heart" by Mötley Crüe, 1989)
Things are never going to be quite what you want… Even at twenty-five you got to start sometime.
Jimmy Eat World’s latest release, Invented, will be released on Tuesday (September 28, 2010)
My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.
To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…
Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.
”—My only statement. My brothers’ are also online. Thank you for all your kindness, and goodbye for awhile guys. xo (via zeldawilliams)
shit, I thought I’d be able to put Who You Are Is Not Enough on and be able to focus on writing, but shit. I haven’t listened in far too long, and the intensity is choking me up. This album is a fucking masterpiece.
i can only fall so many times before i’m broke, unrecognizable.
So beautiful. So heart wrenching. So relatable.
now my future and past are ending tragically the same.