Fender Jim Adkins Guitar

Fender Jim Adkins Guitar

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After being dropped from their major label for disappointing sales. The band Jimmy Eat World decided to record its next album without the help of a label, supporting itself by taking day jobs, saving as much as they could to spend on the recording sessions. The band worked for a third time with renowned producer Mark Trombino, who agreed to defer payment until after the album's release in order to keep costs down.


The finished album was titled Bleed American. The band scouted for a new label. The result was a short bidding war, with interest coming from several major labels, including Capitol Records. The band eventually signed with DreamWorks. The completed album was released in July 2001 with the title track (titled "Salt Sweat Sugar" in the UK) as the lead single. (Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the title of the album was changed to Jimmy Eat World out of concern that the title Bleed American might be misinterpreted.


The album's second single, "The Middle", became the band's biggest single to date, reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The video for the song received significant airplay on MTV, including on Total Request Live. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA.