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Filmed at West.

The Video of 'Work' was taken in West High School of Madison WI. It shows different Seniors of West High School talking about their futures and past and how they just want to be free and get out of the small town. It shows their normal days at school and what they do after school. It also features the band playing under a tree in a field. It was filmed at West High School because one of the camera-men lived in Madison. Marc Webb was the director of the video. It is extremely similar to Cold's video for "Stupid Girl", also directed by Webb.

Once a trailblazing name in the mid-'90s emocore scene, Jimmy Eat World steadily rose to national prominence by embracing a blend of alternative rock and power pop that targeted the heart as well as the head. While the band's influence widened considerably with 1999's Clarity -- an album that has since emerged as a landmark of the emo genre -- it was the band's self-produced follow-up (specifically the infectious single "The Middle") that crowned them as major figures in commercial rock. The emo label proved difficult to shake throughout the 2000s, even when subsequent albums Futures and Chase This Light did little to evoke the hard-edged sensitivity of Clarity, but Jimmy Eat World nevertheless remained a league above the generation of emocore torch-bearers they'd helped influence.

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