Jimmy Eat World (1994 album)

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Jimmy Eat World
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Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1994
LabelWooden Blue
Jimmy Eat World chronology
One, Two, Three, Four
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Jimmy Eat World is the debut studio album by American rock band Jimmy Eat World, released in December 1994 on Wooden Blue Records, limited to 2,000 copies.[1] The album displays their early sound with guitarist and eventual backing vocalist Tom Linton singing lead on most of the songs on this album.[2] The one song on this album that is sung by current primary vocalist Jim Adkins is the track "Usery". The album also marks the only appearance of former bass guitarist Mitch Porter.

The album cover is an old picture of Linton's younger brothers Jim and Ed, from whom the band's name originated.[2]


In 2012, The A.V. Club's Jason Heller noted, "It's long been out of print, and there’s a good reason for it. It’s not terrible, but it doesn't represent what the band would become."[3]

Track listing[edit]

4."Splat Out of Luck"2:19
5."House Arrest"2:26
9."Reason 346"4:24


Jimmy Eat World

  • James Adkins – lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Usery"
  • Zachary Lind – drums, accordion
  • Thomas Linton – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, backing vocals on "Usery"
  • Mitchel Porter – bass guitar

Additional Personnel

  • Sarah Pont - violin on "Usery"
  • Steve Naugton - engineer
  • Larry Elyea - mastering
  • Craig Robeson - photography
  • Jim Schroeder - design


  1. ^ "History". Jimmy Eat World. Archived from the original on March 4, 2000. Retrieved June 6, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Dan Caffrey. "Dissected: Jimmy Eat World (with Jim Adkins)". Consequence of Sound. p. 2. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  3. ^ Heller, Jason. "How Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle" became the best song for a bad time". avclub.com. Retrieved 6 September 2012.