Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Jimmy Eat World gamble on the 'Big Casino'


After its tour, Jimmy Eat World headed home to Tempe and started working on material for a sixth album. This album was self-produced by the band, Chris Testa (Dixie Chicks), and executive produced by Butch Vig (Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth).

Before this world starts up again
It's me and night
We wait for the sun
The kids and drunks head back inside

Well there's lots of smart ideas
In books I've never read
When the girls come talk to me
I wish to hell I had

Get up, Get up
Turn my ignition
Get up, Get up
*Fire up* the system
Play my little part in something big

I'll accept with poise with grace
When they draw my name from the lottery
And they'll say all the salt in the world couldn't melt that ice
I'm the one who gets away
I'm a New Jersey success story
And they'll say Lord give me the chance to shake that hand
They'll say

John Fields also co-produced the record. Some of the songs on the album, titled Chase This Light, include "Carry You", "Big Casino", and the title track "Chase This Light". "Carry You" originated as a track from Jim Adkins' side project Go Big Casino. (Several Go Big Casino songs eventually appeared on Jimmy Eat World albums, including "Hear You Me", "My Sundown", and "12.23.95".)

Rating: 4 out 5

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