Jimmy Eat World - Jimmy Eat World DVD EP (Cover Artwork)

Jimmy Eat World

Jimmy Eat World: Jimmy Eat World DVD EPJimmy Eat World DVD EP (2002)
Universal Music Group

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What has the world come to when bands are releasing not a DVD, but a DVD EP? Especially when the band in question, Jimmy Eat World, has a full length DVD coming out later this year which should contain all of the material on this DVD pluys a lot more? Who in their right mind wants to buy something.

What has the world come to when bands are releasing not a DVD, but a DVD EP? Especially when the band in question, Jimmy Eat World, has a full length DVD coming out later this year which should contain all of the material on this DVD pluys a lot more? Who in their right mind wants to buy something now just to buy it again? I guess Jimmy Eat World fans do, and frankly after seeing this DVD EP, I can't wait until the full DVD, either.

So what all is on this DVD EP, you might be wondering? Well first off, it includes the band's three videos for "Bleed American," "The Middle," and "Sweetness." The video for "Bleed" really shows how good the band is live, and the video for "Sweetness" is so incredibly well done I could watch it all day long. And sure, we've all seen the video for "The Middle" a hundred times, but there's nothing wrong with watching people dance around in their underwear for a hundred more.

The DVD EP also includes one song off the upcoming "Believe In What You Want" DVD - a live performance of "Get It Faster" from the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. This looks like the show that MTV has been broadcasting sporadically, but it's been promised that the actual DVD will have more than the MTV special did, so we'll have to just wait and see.

The DVD EP also includes exclusive audio tracks by the band. "The Authority Song," "Bleed American," and "For Me This Is Heaven" are all here in live audio format, presumably taken from the same show they recorded for the DVD. The band's cover of Wham!'s "Last Christmas" is also on here in audio format, so if you can't track down that elusive Christmas 7" or you don't own a record player, you can get the song here.

So all in all, is this worth it? Well, it's retailing for 7 or 8 bucks, I think, and that's not too bad to have all the videos on one disc [I just hope that they put the "A Praise Chorus" video on the full length DVD]. If you're a die hard fan, you've probably already bought this. If you're a "regular" fan, I could see you investing the money to pick this up, since it's bound to go out of print once the full length is released. And in all honesty, this would be a worthwhile purchase for someone who you're trying to get into Jimmy Eat World - it gives you a good overview of the band's studio and live output, and could conceivably convert some people to JEW-diasm.

JEW-diasm, get it? Get it?

You guys suck.


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Anonymous (January 19, 2003)

"but I would like to see what a 'good' band sounds like if these guys are overrated."

Rancid, Op Ivy, the Clash, the Sex Pistols, the Mescaleros, Junior Murvin, PiL, Sham 69, The Unseen, and many, many others. There are so many better bands than this, even in the "emo" genre, I dont understand why some people faithfully by their merchandised crap...

Anonymous (January 19, 2003)

Haha. I was just listeing to Give'em the Boot II... And now I realize what types of twits make up the band Jimmy Eat World...


-Sham 69

CaptainCrunch (January 19, 2003)

I like Jimmy Eat World. I find their music to be creative and well-written. I also think they have progressed nicely since the days of Static Prevails. I think of all the bands to hit the mainstream recently, JEW could write circles around most of them. They have some definite staying power. I also think their live show is incredible, and they are nice guys, too. Maybe I am wrong.

This DVD gets a 6, its nothing special. They do some good covers though. 'Last Christmas' was done well.

The Sweetness was one of the coolest videos that was on MTV in the past year, too.

I am curious as to who in this genre is better. I'm not saying that JEW is the end-all to music, but I would like to see what a 'good' band sounds like if these guys are overrated.

Anonymous (January 18, 2003)

Ill get this just to have another dvd in the collection... plus its cheap. But im really not a big fan. This band doesnt have much talent. Everyone calls says there cd is so great. I dont understand why. Yeah this band is over-rated and if you dont think they are... well go listen to Pinkerton and talk about what a great ablum that is.

Slayer/Weezer/Jimmy Eat World = over-rated

Anonymous (January 18, 2003)

i never quite got over how they changed "bleed american" to "s/t." that was just dumb.

Anonymous (January 17, 2003)

"Slayer is NOT overrated!"

Sorry, but they suck. At their best they put out some of the worst emo in the world. JEW, though, put out some REALLY fast, loud songs about concentration camps and mass murderers.


Anonymous (January 17, 2003)

"2nd Most Overrated Band Next To Slayer"

Slayer is NOT overrated!

sloppyblake (January 17, 2003)

or weezer.

Anonymous (January 16, 2003)

2nd Most Overrated Band Next To Slayer

Anonymous (January 16, 2003)

Jimmy Eat Ass is more like it.


Anonymous (January 16, 2003)

its pretty easy to obtain all this videos from tv or whatnot....is there anything else on the video ? documentary type stuff?


th3space (January 15, 2003)


newjackshit (January 15, 2003)

i did actually just finish 3rd grade. maybe you could teach me how to spell. fuck.

Anonymous (January 14, 2003)

They need to have more live footage, so we can see the huge hardcore "oi oi oi" romper stomper side of JEW. Until then, dont buy this.

Anonymous (January 14, 2003)

wow did you finish third grade? who taught you how to spell? - mediochre. That's right out of the Mike Tyson teaches spelling video

newjackshit (January 14, 2003)

i love this band, but this DVD is so weak. the video's are all on tv anyway, so nothign new there, and the live footage is mediochre. last christmas could hav waited for the actual record to come out...and all the video footage could have waited for the full-length dvd to come out.

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