Out of the Vein
|Out of the Vein|
|Studio album by Third Eye Blind|
|Released||May 13, 2003|
Downtown San Francisco
|Producer||Stephan Jenkins, Arion Salazar, and Third Eye Blind|
|Third Eye Blind chronology|
|Singles from Out of The Vein|
|Entertainment Weekly||(B) |
Out of the Vein is the third studio album by the American rock band Third Eye Blind. Released on May 13, 2003, Out of the Vein is the band's first album with guitarist Tony Fredianelli, who replaced longtime guitarist Kevin Cadogan in 2000. It would also be Third Eye Blind's final album with Elektra Records.
Out of the Vein was recorded at the group's own Mourning Wood Studios in downtown San Francisco and at Skywalker Sound. Frontman Stephan Jenkins wanted the album to be called Crystal Baller, but the album's name was changed as the rest of the group didn't like the name.
Out of the Vein is the only Third Eye Blind album to bear a Parental Advisory seal, due to 2 instances of the word "fuck" being used in the lyrics of "Faster" and "Crystal Baller," however Blue and Ursa Major also contain the word.
Out of the Vein was originally scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2002, but was delayed several times. According to Jenkins, some of the reasons for the delay stemmed from a self-imposed pressure to live up to Third Eye Blind's previous successes, leading him to rewrite lyrics and winnow the album's song list from 25 to 14. By the time the album was released, Elektra Records was in the midst of being absorbed into Atlantic Records, and Jenkins contends the group was not a priority: "Our record company ceased to exist the month the record was released," "Elektra Records imploded. It was just letterhead."
Jenkins felt that Out of the Vein would mark "A new period for the band", and added that "The first two albums were like two parts of the same piece. We've had a hiatus. This is a new beginning. We're developing a songbook that's getting richer."
The album cover is by photographer Mick Rock, and according to Jenkins screams "rock joy". The first 100,000 copies of the CD included a DVD documenting the making of the album. The DVD also contains footage of the band practicing songs off the album (such as "Faster") in the studio.
The album had a strong debut at #12 on the Billboard 200 with 63,000 copies sold in its first week. While Out of the Vein has yet to be certified by the RIAA, the album has sold about 500,000 copies as of March 2007.
|2.||"Blinded"||Jenkins, Arion Salazar, Tony Fredianelli||4:22|
|3.||"Forget Myself"||Jenkins, Salazar||4:13|
|4.||"Danger"||Jenkins, Salazar, Fredianelli, Brad Hargreaves||3:12|
|6.||"My Hit and Run"||Jenkins, Fredianelli||4:22|
|8.||"Can't Get Away"||Jenkins, Salazar||3:46|
|9.||"Wake for Young Souls"||Jenkins||4:37|
|10.||"Palm Reader"||Jenkins, Fredianelli||4:54|
|11.||"Self Righteous" (with Kimya Dawson)||Jenkins, Salazar||6:18|
|13.||"Good Man" / "Another Life" (hidden track)||Jenkins||9:24|
|14.||"My Time in Exile"||3:17|
- Selvin, Joel. "Commercial Recording Studios Going the Way of the 8-track". San Francisco Chronicle. May 6, 2003.
- Metacritic score
- Out of the Vein at AllMusic
- Entertainment Weekly review
- Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived February 6, 2009)
- Reyes, Kimberly. "He's So 'Vein'?". Entertainment Weekly. May 9, 2003.
- Guthrie, Julian. "He Can See Clearly Now". San Francisco Chronicle. April 20, 2003.
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- Uhelszki, Jaan. "Third Eye Blind’s Second Coming". San Francisco Chronicle. March 11, 2007.
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- Hasty, Katey. "Marilyn Manson Posts 'Grotesque' At No. 1". billboard.com. May 21, 2003.