Pocket Full of Kryptonite is the first studio album (and second release) by the American rock band Spin Doctors, released in August 1991. It peaked at #1 and #3 on Billboard’s Heatseekers and Billboard 200 albums charts, respectively. It was the band’s best selling album, and was certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA.
It was remastered and reissued in 2011 as a twenty-year anniversary edition, with a bonus track added to the original album and a second disc of demos previously released only on cassette, plus two live tracks.
The album’s title is a reference to Kryptonite, a fictional substance from the Superman comic book series. The title is taken from the album’s opening track, “Jimmy Olsen’s Blues”, a reference to Superman supporting character Jimmy Olsen, who is attracted to Lois Lane and jealous because of her romantic feelings for Superman. The cover, showing a phone booth, refers to Clark Kent frequently ducking into a nearby phone booth to change into his Superman attire.