Lucky Denver Mint

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Lucky Denver Mint
Lucky Denver Mint.jpg
Lucky Denver Mint Jukebox Single Cover
First Played: Live: 1998-04-13 at Sudsy Malone's, Cincinnati, OH, USA[1]
Released: 1998-12-14
Length: 3:49
Label: Fueled By Ramen, Capitol Records
Writer: Jimmy Eat World
Producer: Jimmy Eat World, Mark Trombino

Lucky Denver Mint is track 2 of 13 off of the third studio album, and second major studio album by Jimmy Eat World, Clarity. The album was originally released on 1999-02-23 through Capitol Records; however, this album has been released and repressed by Capitol Records, Nettwerk America, Big Wheel Recreation, Western Tread Recordings, EMI, Universal Music Special Markets, and SRC Vinyl.

Appears On

Lyrics

[Verse 1]

This time it's on my own

Minutes from somewhere else

Somewhere I made a wish

With Lucky Denver Mint

[Chorus]

You're not bigger than this, not better

Why can't you learn?

You're not bigger than this, not better

Why can't you learn?

[Verse 2]

Hurry, go on ahead

Good things won't let you wait

I'll catch up when we get home

At home I'll leave, a dollar under water keeps on dreaming for me

[Chorus]

You're not bigger than this, not better

Why can't you learn?

You're not bigger than this, not better

Why can't you learn?

You're not bigger than this, not better

Why can't you learn?

You're not bigger than this, not better

Why can't you learn?

[Bridge]

Why can't I learn?

Why can't I learn?

Learn, learn, learn

Learn, learn, learn

[Chorus]

You're not bigger than this, not better

Why can't you learn?

You're not bigger than this, not better

Why can't you learn?

You're not bigger than this, not better

Why can't you learn?

You're not bigger than this, not better

Why can't you learn?

Recording Details

Jimmy Eat World had signed with Capitol Records in mid-1995, they signed a development deal with the label that included one album, which became Static Prevails, with the possibility for six more. [4] [5] The recording process for Static Prevails was hampered by recurring clashes with Capitol Records executives who insisted the band rework some of their songs and write new ones. [6] This was, in part, due to a shift away from the pop-punk sound of their earlier work, and into post-hardcore and emo. [7] [8] [9] The label wanted the band to write new songs in a rehearsal space in Los Angeles with the production team of Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf. Eventually a compromise was reached allowing for the band to work with thier choice of producers, Mark Trombino and Wes Kidd for the bulk of the album but having Rothrock and Schnapf mix the two songs the label wanted to release (Rockstar and Seventeen). Capitol included the two songs on promotional samplers that were sent to programming directors at radio stations; the label said it was part of a development process it had for the band. The Dallas Observer said the sampler and a lack of promotion were seen as the label cutting its losses. [6]

Static Prevails, Jimmy Eat World's first major-label album was released on 1996-07-23 [10] Jimmy Eat World promoted Static Prevails with a short tour of the United States, and a cross-country tour with Sense Field in early 1997. [11] [12] A three-way split single that was released through Crank! A Record Company featured Jimmy Eat World, Sense Field, and Mineral. Sometime after this, Jimmy Eat World included Crush on a split single with Jejune that was released through Big Wheel Recreation. [13]

In early 1998-02, Jim Adkins and Tom Linton were a part of a six-person side project that would have consisted of "really quiet, really stripped-down stuff. Everyone's playing really simple parts, but it's layered, the kind of stuff like Bedhead does, you know, with their three guitars." Before the project came to fruition, the band folded, Adkins said "We never had one practice, Trying to coordinate a band practice with six people is just ridiculous. It was supposed to be a six-person band So I had six or seven songs that had vocals; they were finished, and I had no home for them." this included Rollerqueen , Table for Glasses, and Goodbye Sky Harbor and other tracks that had a big hand in shaping Clarity's sound. "In fact, Clarity might not exist if Adkins' other band did." [6] [14] [15]

In 1998 the band came to Los Angeles to do pre-production with Mark. "We holed up in an LA rehearsal spot. I think the rumor at the time was Rage Against the Machine just did a whole album in their practice room at the same joint. It seemed like such a pain in the ass having to load in and out for a daily or hourly jam session. We didn’t have a dedicated practice place but we could play almost anytime at Rick and Tom’s “club 700”. There wasn’t anything we could do to make the neighbors hate that house MORE." [15] Clarity marks the start of Adkins providing lead vocals and a majority of lyric writing (rather than Linton) with the exception of Blister [16] The band began recording Clarity with Mark Trombino in 1998-05 and1998-06, eventually sharing producer credit. [14] They were free to make it however they wanted without interference from Capitol. This is attributed to the label having no interest in the band by this point. [6] Recording started at Sound City in Van Nuys, California, with assistant engineer Nick Raskulinecz. [17] The band choose this studio because they had previously gotten good drum sounds on Static Prevails; however, due to its expensive rate, the band only recorded drum tracks there. "We had good luck doing drums for Static there so we decided to try it again" Adkins shared, "The slower tempo and low overdub count let the drums breathe. You can hear why the big room is the expensive room." [15] They then moved to Clear Lake Audio in North Hollywood, California where each track was pieced together to completion--one after another. Recording the overdubs from scratch allowed each song to grow into its own sonic personality. [18] During the recording process, the band slept on the office floor of their manager Jorge Hinojosa. [19] Believing that this might be the last album they might record, Adkin's explained "the atmosphere of the Clarity sessions was very encouraging for experimentation. Any idea was explored for some element to make the song better. I would think a song was totally finished and then one of the guys in the band or Mark would bring up an idea that really closed the deal. Tom and Rick had a hook up to get Bjork tickets one night. I really wanted to go but had to do some guitar thing that was holding up other overdubs. Later that night Mark told me to try and add some counterpoint vocals in the ending crescendo section. What happened is the “not asking of me anything...” section. I can’t imagine the tune not having that. And I still have never seen solo Bjork live." [15] With this mindset that they would not get the opportunity to make another album, and decided to included a variety of extra instrumentation. [5] This included the cello on Table for Glasses saying "if you aren't doing a lot, it doesn't take a lot to get a big dynamic impact" [15] and using two different drum sets for Lucky Denver Mint, a first for the band. They liked the effect, and also used two sets on Ten and Goodbye Sky Harbor. [15] Crush was re-recorded during the sessions [13] With the mindset that they might never get another chance, during the sessions for the band continued writing and recording demo material. For instance, Softer which would appear on the Jimmy Eat World (Extended play), was written half way through the album sessions and then finished back in Tempe, Arizona. [14] Trombino mixed the songs at One on One South in Los Angeles, California, with assistant engineers Ron Rivera and Justin Smith, and at Music Grinder in Hollywood with assistant engineer Dean Fisher. Brian Gardner then mastered the album at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood. [17] Susie Katayama assisted Adkins in writing and arranging the string parts for some of the songs. [15]

During the recording, CEO of Capitol Records Gary Gersh was replaced by Roy Lott in 1998. Gersh, who later became Jimmy Eat World's co-manager, felt the label's new regime was not equipped for developing a band like them. [20] Adkins said despite the album being finished, it had no immediate release date. [15] Unimpressed with its somber sound, Capitol appears ready to shelve the album. [4] In response, one of the the bands two Artist and Repertoire (A&R) Representatives Craig Aaronson, (the other was Loren Israel) suggested releasing an EP; he contacted Vinnie Fiorello of Less Than Jake, who ran the independent record label Fueled by Ramen, and supported the idea. [19] [21] [15] The band's second EP, Jimmy Eat World was released on 1998-12-14. [22] The EP included Lucky Denver Mint and For Me This Is Heaven from the then unreleased Clarity. Los Angeles-based radio station KROQ-FM began playing Lucky Denver Mint in early 1999-01, it was also picked up on other alternative and college stations. [23] [24] [25] As a result, there was interest in the song, and it appeared in the 1990 Drew Barrymore film Never Been Kissed. [25] After the boosted popularity from the EP, radio play and the movie pitch, Adkins shared "Bam! That week we got a firm release date for the album I have a strong suspicion Craig was tactfully keeping from us that the label had no intention of releasing Clarity. That is, until KROQ started playing it. Really why would they have kept us around? I think at the time Static Prevails had sold maybe somewhere close to 5k copies. One thing we learned early in the process recording and touring with Static was that the big labels were great selling tens and hundreds of thousands of records. They had no infrastructure to develop a band like us that had sold a single handful of thousands." [15] In addition to inclusion of of Lucky Denver Mint and a modified version of Seventeen in the Never Been Kissed soundtrack, the former also was approved for a music video, a first for the band. The Video was included on some CD versions of the album, the video was directed by Darren Doane, and is a "goofy" depiction of the band being defeated at various sports, such as basketball, ultimate frisbee, and ultimately succeeding at wrestling. [17] [26] [27]

The band promoted the album with local shows before embarking on a six-week US tour, including an appearance at South by Southwest. [27] [28] While on this tour, Adkins suffered from panic disorder. [29] Clarity was eventually released on 1999-02-23. [30] The album was released in Japan on 1999-06-09; this release includes the bonus tracks What I Would Say You Now and Christmas Card. [31] The band then appeared on the 1999 Warped Tour. [32] Despite critical praise and promotion, Clarity was commercially unsuccessful in a musical climate dominated by teen pop, and the band was dropped by Capitol in 1993-08. [33] [34] The band said Capitol was so "busy re-mastering and re-releas[ing] The Beatles [...] and Frank Sinatra" they "sort of fell through the cracks". [34] In 1999-09 and 1999-10, they embarked on a tour of Europe, with No Knife, and supported the Promise Ring for three shows at the end of 1999-10. [35] [36] After this, Jimmy Eat World took a break, during which Adkins started the side project Go Big Casino and played some shows, while Lind got married in 1999-11 at the same church where the band had recorded their '94 Demo Cassette. [37] The band celebrated the end of millennium with two shows in their hometown Tempe, Arizona. [38] Clarity was released worldwide on 20021-01-29 and was promoted with the 2001 singles Blister and Lucky Denver Mint. [39] [40] [41]

According to Jim Adkins, Lucky Denver Mint is inspired by a night out in Las Vegas Adkins had with a friend; Adkins was too young to consume alcohol, and instead gambled, eventually spending all of his money. As a result, he spent the remainder of the night "walking around feeling lost". [42] He later said it was about "about getting drunk in Las Vegas" [43] For the track Mark Trombino encouraged experimentation with guitar and drum loops. Zach Lind recorded two different drum sets and the track is bookended with a drum intro and outro, which were made by Trombino cutting up the drums. [44] The title of the track is also a reference to the Denver Mint in Colorado, where coins are made. [45]

Reflecting on the track ahead of Clarity Live the band said the following about this track:

Jim Adkins: "Clarity was finished and ready to go. Artwork and everything complete. Only problem was we had no pending release date. Craig, our A&R person, had an idea to help us keep the ball rolling so we could have something to tour with. We would release an EP with a couple songs from the record and some outtakes/extra stuff. He put us in contact with Vinnie from Less Than Jake, who also ran Fueled By Ramen records. He was into the idea and agreed to put it out. Denver was the lead song for the EP. A couple crazy things happened after the ep was released. KROQ in LA added the song to their playlist and it was pitched to be in a Drew Barrymore movie called, “Never Been Kissed”. Bam! That week we got a firm release date for the album."

Zach Lind: "This was the first song of ours that got played on the radio. We first heard it as we were driving in our van over the hills between the valley and Hollywood on Coldwater Canyon Road. The reception kept cutting in and out which was, looking back on it, a pretty accurate omen. The song didn’t last long on the radio and that was probably a good thing in the long run."

Jim Adkins: "I have a strong suspicion Craig was tactfully keeping from us that the label had no intention of releasing Clarity. That is, until KROQ started playing it. Really why would they have kept us around? I think at the time Static Prevails had sold maybe somewhere close to 5k copies. One thing we learned early in the process recording and touring with Static was that the big labels were great selling tens and hundreds of thousands of records. They had no infrastructure to develop a band like us that had sold a single handful of thousands.

It was pretty rad doing the movie soundtrack. We got to meet Drew Barrymore. We got to make one of those videos where you see scenes from the movie interlaced. Growing up, watching those always seemed to make the video a bigger deal. The film soundtrack was released and promoted worldwide at a time when our albums were not. Thanks to Ms Barrymore, we got at least one of our songs out across the water."

Zach Lind: "Lucky Denver Mint was one of the first songs we came up with that sounded distinctly like “us”. It was a rock song but not a typical kind of rock song for 1998. The contrast of the swing in the rhythm and the straightness of the guitars that’s found in this track was something we’ve always been attracted to. This track was also the first time we ever tried recording two different parts on the drum set. We like the effect so much we ended up using two sets on Ten and Good Bye Sky Harbor." [15]

On 4 Track History, it was reveal that the track was written in Zach's parents garage. [46]

Reception

Digital Artwork from limited edition poster for 2017-10-03 Show at Red Rocks. Showing a hand holding a nickle in front of a fountain to the backdrop of the rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater
Digital Artwork from limited edition poster for 2017-10-03 Show at Red Rocks.

Lucky Denver Mint was one of the tracks that Craig Aaronson pushed to have included on the EP released by Fueled By Ramen. This EP lead to it being included on the Drew Barrymore rom-com Never Been Kissed. One reviewer said "'Lucky Denver Mint' is a brilliant, inventive song, its crushed-out drum loops, U2-ish guitars, and stacked harmonies standing apart from fussy DreamWorks alt-pop or any number of MTV staples trying to catch up with electronica...But 'Lucky Denver Mint' feels indicative of a band that maybe wasn’t ready for its close-up, as much as radio wasn’t ready for them. The chorus hits on a crisis of confidence that Adkins would revisit numerous times throughout Jimmy Eat World’s entire career — even after going platinum and playing Saturday Night Live, they would release albums with opening lines of 'I can’t compete' and 'I don’t stand a chance.' " [26] The track is also reviewed as "a 3:49 gem of alternative rock with strong pop undertones." [45] Another review mentioned the drum and guitar looping revelaing a more "experimental direction with the use of drum and guitar loops, subtle touches that eventually give way to the crashing power chords and machine gun-like drum breaks." [47]

Another AP reviewer ranked it in the top 15 Jimmy Eat World songs, noting "Sixteen years old, “Lucky Denver Mint” still stands as the jewel in Jimmy Eat World’s crown. Between its clattering drum intro and outro, an insistent beat drives layers of shimmering guitars and an almost impossibly wonderful, tragic vocal melody carries it into the ether. Simply put, one of the most beautiful, passionate, saddest and rousing songs ever recorded." [48]

Lucky Denver Mint is the only track to be positively reviewed on an infamous, but now removed, Pitchfork review of Clarity. [49] [50] [51]

Lucky Denver Mint was the title of the Poster Edition for the show on 2017-10-03 at Red Rock Arena in Morrison, CO, USA. [52]

Personnel

Additional musicians

Production

Other Versions

Demo Version

A version of the track from the Clarity demos. This features some voice overlays that differ from the final version, and it doesn't yet have the distinctive drum outro. This version also has a notable twinkling synthesizer in the outro. The lyrics are largely the same. A user remastered version can be found at 31:56 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5WHF7l1qh0&t=1914s

Radio Mix

A radio mix exists of the song removing some of the intro and outro.

Acoustic Version

An acoustic version of Lucky Denver Mint can be found here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEhdxcoziEM it is not known where this version is from.

Music Videos

Standard Music Video

This track had a Music Video which features footage of the band attempting to play and being defeated at various sports, such as basketball, ultimate Frisbee, and ultimately succeeding at wrestling.[53]

In addition to inclusion of Lucky Denver Mint and a modified version of Seventeen in the Never Been Kissed soundtrack, the former also was approved for a music video, a first for the band. The video was included on some CD versions of the album, the video was directed by Darren Doane, and is a "goofy" depiction of the band. [54] [55] [27]

Never Been Kissed Version Music Video

Another version of the video also features Never Been Kissed film footage interspaced in with the footage of the band. [45]

See: Lucky Denver Mint (music video)

See Also

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  43. https://extras.denverpost.com/scene/world0327.htm, "Denver" in song's title doesn't go very far these days, Brown, G, 1999-03-27, Denver Post, Denver Post, 2021-05-07, Denver Entertainment 5/7/2021 dpo back to entertainment "Denver" in song's title doesn't go very far these days Who: Jimmy Eat World Where: Bluebird Theater When: 8 p.m. Sunday, March 27 Tickets: $7; call 303-322-2308 By G. Brown Denver Post Special Writer March 27 - Back in the '60s, the mention of Denver in a song title all but guaranteed a smash on local radio. F'rinstance? "Denver by Steve Alaimo, a white purveyor of so-called "blue-eyed soul, was the most minor of hits, making No.- 118 on Billboard's "Bubbling Under The Hot 100 charts circa 1968 - but in Denver, it reached No.- 1 on KIMN, the Top 40 AM giant of the day. The New Christy Minstrels, a folk/balladeer troupe, released a single in '63 called "Denver that didn't even chart nationally, yet it peaked at No.- 25 on the KIMN playlist. These days, that kind of geographical suck-up doesn't count for much. Consider "Lucky Denver Mint by Jimmy Eat World, a band from Tempe, Ariz., that will visit the Bluebird Theater Sunday night. The single sounds good on the ra dio, and it's currently being played on modern rock stations in Chicago, Phoenix, Boston and Cleveland. But the Denver market is responding slowly. KTCL ignored "Lucky Denver Mint for weeks. KBCO is playing the song occasionally. Granted, the lyric doesn't really play up a Denver connection - our fair city is only mentioned in the first verse: "This time it's on my own minutes from somewhere else somewhere I made a wish with lucky Denver Mint "It's about getting drunk in Las Vegas, guitarist/vocalist Jim Adkins explained following a recent gig in Chicago. "Um, we've always had really good shows in Denver, guitarist/vocalist Tom Linton added. "And there was a band from there called Crispy Front Drive - we did a split 7-inch single with them a long time ago. "Lucky Denver Mint was first released on a self-titled EP in December by a Florida-based indie label, Fueled By Ramen (it's co-run by Vinnie of Less Than Jake). The track picked up an early add on KROQ, a quintessential modern rock radio station in Los Angeles. Now Capitol Records has released Jimmy Eat World's sophomore album, "Clarity ( "Static Prevails was the band's 1996 major-label debut). "We had Capitol put in our contract that we were able to do 7-inch singles and EPs independently, Linton said. "They didn't do (anything) ... on our first record. They helped us out buying a van, but they left us alone - we just constantly toured for a year. We put out the EP and it started getting played without Capitol doing anything. We weren't even sure they were going to release our record, and now all these people from L.A. are coming to our shows - "Oh, we've been behind you guys the whole time!' It's weird. Rock critics in charge of names for musical trends reckon Jimmy Eat World has an "emo, or emotion-based, style. "Lucky Denver Mint uses droning and ambient guitar tones and drum loops under the band's tame alt-pop-rock sound. "We had 50 days in the studio, so we had a lot of time to experiment, try different things, Linton said. That would explain "Goodbye Sky Harbor, the 16-minute closing track on "Clarity that winds into a dozen or so looped vocal and drum tracks. "Lucky Denver Mint can be heard in the upcoming film "Never Been Kissed (which opens April 9 in Denver) and a companion video for the single is being interspersed with footage from the film, according to Linton - "Maybe we'll get to meet Drew Barrymore one of these days. Copyright 1999 The Denver Post. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.,
  44. https://twitter.com/zlind76/status/1231751927450329088, Lind, Zach, 2020-02-23, Twitter, Twitter, 2021-05-07, Replying to @zlind76 Denver Mint. Two drum parts. The Loop snare was def acrolite. Big rock snare was maybe Trombino’s black Beauty but don’t remember. That ending was all Trombino cutting it up. Master. 6:25 PM · Feb 23, 2020·Twitter for iPhone, https://web.archive.org/web/20201013201903/https://twitter.com/zlind76/status/1231751927450329088, 2020-10-13
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 https://unfspinnaker.com/85419/features/album-review-clarity-by-jimmy-eat-world/, Album review: “Clarity” by Jimmy Eat World, Chatani, Sydney, 2020-07-24, Spinmaker, Spinmaker, 2021-03-07, Lucky Denver Mint: The track with most mainstream recognition (it was featured on the soundtrack of a Drew Barrymore movie in the ‘90s) is a 3:49 gem of alternative rock with strong pop undertones.,
  46. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoDQMAXgxtE&t=20s, Jimmy Eat World - 4 Track History (Lucky Denver Mint/The Middle/Futures/I Will Steal You Back), Jimmy Eat World, 2019-11-09, YouTube, 2021-05-07,
  47. https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/music/jimmy-eat-world-a-decade-of-clarity-6393093, Jimmy Eat World: A Decade of Clarity, Cottell, Pete, 2009-03-05, Phoenix New TimesPhoenix New Times, Phoenix New Times, 2021-05-07,
  48. https://www.altpress.com/features/the_15_best_jimmy_eat_world_songs/, The 15 best Jimmy Eat World songs, Slessor, Dan, 2015-05-22, Alternative Press, Alternative Press, 2021-05-07,
  49. https://twitter.com/zlind76/status/1018538639641411584, Lind, Zach, 2018-07-15, Twitter, Twitter, 2021-05-07, Replying to @jeffrosenstock and @washedupemo Fuuuuuuuck @pitchfork (see jimmy Eat World review for clarity, bleed American and futures. Although I think they took some of them down. 10:51 AM · Jul 15, 2018·Twitter for iPhone,
  50. https://twitter.com/jimmyeatworld/status/1058241891060203520?lang=en, Jimmy Eat World, 2018-11-02, Twitter, Twitter, 2021-05-07, Replying to @washedupemo and @savestheday Weird. Can’t find that Clarity review on the Pitchfork dot com. 12:18 AM · Nov 2, 2018·Twitter for iPhone,
  51. https://twitter.com/jimmyeatworld/status/1058377701159915520, Jimmy Eat World, 2018-11-02, Twitter, Twitter, 2021-05-07, Replying to @washedupemo and @savestheday Pitchfork is full of the Stephen A Smiths & Skip Baylesses of the Internet music scene. Folks crippled by their insecurities because they can’t play the game. Instead they say cute things online to get attention. When those cute things don’t age well, they just delete them. Sad. 9:18 AM · Nov 2, 2018·Twitter for iPhone,
  52. https://twitter.com/jimmyeatworld/status/915353603409289216?lang=en, Jimmy Eat World, 2021-05-07, Twitter, Twitter, 2021-05-07, This limited edition poster for our Red Rocks show will be available with a Sure and Certain 7" at the merch areas tonight. Pick one up!,
  53. https://www.theringer.com/music/2019/11/5/20948766/jimmy-eat-world-interview-jim-adkins-zach-lind-surviving-new-album, How Jimmy Eat World Survived Emo Rock and Stopped Writing Themselves Off, Laven, Scott, 2019-11-05, Theringer.com, The Ringer, 2021-03-07,
  54. Clarity 7243 5 39616 0 2, Jimmy Eat World, 1999, Capitol Records, 2021-02-23,
  55. https://www.stereogum.com/2032965/jimmy-eat-world-clarity-turns-20/reviews/the-anniversary/, Clarity Turns 20, Cohen, Ian, 2019-02-22, Stereogum, Stereogum, 2021-02-24,

External Links

Jimmy Eat Pod Episode Link: https://www.jimmyeatpod.com/050-lucky-denver-mint/

https://www.discogs.com/artist/82079-Jimmy-Eat-World?query=Luck%20denver%20mint

https://genius.com/Jimmy-eat-world-lucky-denver-mint-lyrics#

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLVqdVwInvk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_Mint#The_mint_in_popular_culture