On August 8, 1990.

On August 8, 1995, “Passenger” label released the debut, self-titled Ben Folds Five album. It was recorded in February 1985, at Wave Castle” in North Carolina, and was produced by Caleb Southern.


  • Ben Folds– piano, vocals
  • Darren Jessee– drums, vocals, percussion
  • Robert Sledge– bass, vocals
  • Ted Ehrhard – violin, viola
  • Chris Eubank – cello
  • Mixing: Marc Becker
  • Photography: Alexandria Searls

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Folds, except where noted.

  1. Jackson Cannery
  2. Philosophy
  3. Julianne
  4. Where’s Summer B.? – Ben Folds, Darren Jessee
  5. Alice Childress – Ben Folds, Anne Goodman
  6. Underground
  7. Sports & Wine
  8. Uncle Walter
  9. Best Imitation of Myself
  10. Video
  11. The Last Polka – Ben Folds, Anna Goodman
  12. Boxing

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