It’s safe to say Jimmy Eat World were one of my first “Favourite” bands, I mean, I grew up listening to and loved Iron Maiden, Queen and ABBA. But, you know those bands? Those ones that you first start discovering when you’re a teenager and nobody but you seems to like them? Not in a hipster way but that excitement of discovering new music for the first time, coupled with the fact that only you knows about this piece of treasure. That’s the way I felt when I heard “Salt Sweet Sugar” on late night Kerrang back in the day. Pounding drums, fast guitar solos and enough energy to power a space shuttle… I needed more. Of course, this was 2001, not only did I not have the Internet, I was a kid and I was skint. So I asked my Nana and Grandad to get it for me for Christmas. Packed full of catchy rock songs and delicate ballads, it is slowly becoming part of musical history. Jimmy Eat World helped craft the emo genre before it was hijacked and ruined by the powers that be who smelt the money. A fantastic band and defiantly one of my favourite albums of all time.
This video is part of my Top 50 Albums on a ukulele project, if you enjoyed it why not check out some other albums that I arranged for ukulele. Like Bombay Bicycle Club or Rage Against The Machine. Or Some of Jimmy Eat Worlds early inspirations like Led Zeppelin or Fleetwood Mac.
Salt Sweet Sugar
Arcade Fire ( Funeral, Wake Up, In The Backseat)
The Strokes ( Last Nite, The Modern Age, Hard To Explain)
Vampire Weekend ( A punk, Oxford Comma, Walcott)
Nirvana (Smells Like Teen Spirit, Lithium, Polly)