Limited double vinyl LP pressing of this 1996 album in gatefold sleeve including insert. Features two bonus tracks: ‘77 Satellites’ and ‘What Would I Say To You Now.’ Jimmy Eat World exemplify all that is the modern radio rock sound. Singing and playing with a conviction and sincerity that will melt the heart of even the most stoic of listeners, they produce rousing, well-crafted anthems along the lines of Third Eye Blind at their roughest or a more polished Green Day.
Thinking, That’s All
In the Same Room
Call It in the Air
World Is Static
Jimmy Eat World: Tom Linton, Jim Adkins (vocals, guitar); Zach Lind (accordion, concertina, drums); Rick Burch (bass). Additional personnel: Erich Richter (vocals); Wes Kidd (acoustic guitar); Sarah Pont (violin); Mark Trombino (Moog synthesizer). Producers: Wes Kidd, Mark Trombino, Jimmy Eat World. Recorded at Sound City, Los Angeles, California and Big Fish, Encinitas, California. On its 1996 major-label debut, STATIC PREVAILS, Jimmy Eat World presents a fierce set of songs that lean heavily on the Arizona-based band’s proto-emo roots. While the album hints at the group’s later knack for blending guitar fury with pop melody (see the catchy “Call It in the Air”), it mainly stands out as a formative outing primarily suited for Jimmy Eat World diehards.