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  2. Ghent

    Would you go see Blink 182 live?

    It's not meeting in the middle if all of them agreed that it was best that they worked fast and not over-analyze things on that album. What's dumb is acting like the recording process on ONE album is the end all be all existence of blink-182.
  3. NJansaid

    Would you go see Blink 182 live?

    Or you could, you know, meet in the middle somewhere? First thought best thought is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard.
  4. Feeling_This_1

    The Wrestling Topic

    She got absolutely smashed in the face! How does that even happen. Does she really have a concussion? Otherwise couldnt you just fight though it? Brock is going to end Daniel Bryans career, unless they make him go easy. One F5 match over. At least we're getting the match that was supposed to happen at SS 4 years ago lol
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  6. Ghent

    Would you go see Blink 182 live?

    Untitled was written in their prime, pre-Tom mental health issues. Now Tom isn't even in the band. They wanted to try another album like that, renting a house, and Tom flew the coop. From all accounts, the album they are currently working on is being approached differently than California. Not every album has to be done exactly the same. And what worked in 2003 with a different lineup is not guaranteed to be the right approach 15 years later.
  7. Cantankersaurus

    Would you go see Blink 182 live?

    Sold better too!
  8. ...Dan...

    Would you go see Blink 182 live?

    Untitled was much better though wasn't it? was time and money well spent.
  9. JarJarBlinks

    Would you go see Blink 182 live?

    If you don't waste AT LEAST 16 months renting a house as a pop/rock band dabbling over ToNeS and overthinking the perfect, obscure poetry...your album is SHIT and not ArT, bro.
  10. NealMcBealTheNavySeal

    Would you go see Blink 182 live?

    i absolutely believe that it's no problem to write that many songs in a month. but i think they lack depth because of it in this case. that's just my opinion and I hope they are happy with what they came up with. but i struggle to believe that it's equally rewarding to tour a record you wrote and recorded in 2 months, for 2 years as it is with a record you're super emotionally attached to.... i get that enema was also written quite fast, and i have no idea if mark and matt are super emotionally attached to their new music and tried really hard to progress and make an album that they( not the label) love ... we'll never know. i just think it's wierd that they chose to add a non single(obvious) , written and sung by tom 15 years ago, to the set instead of playing a new tune they "wrote together". how about the potentional fan-favorite rabbit hole that mark thought would become a live-staple for the rest of their careers? could it be that they are already tired of those songs?
  11. Ry-Bread

    Would you go see Blink 182 live?

    I don't know why it's so shocking to people that Mark Hoppus + Matt Skiba + Travis Barker + John Feldmann would be able to write a bunch of songs when at the studio 18 hours a day for 2 months? They are all very creative people, Skiba is a brilliant song writer and John lives and breathes this stuff. Hell I come up with a new melody or chorus idea almost every day at some point and I'm a computer nerd at a desk in Indiana. I have no problem with the "first thought, best thought" approach, it's a technique to get the creative juices flowing and you can always scrap or refine afterwards. I'm sure there was tons of material that didn't work and they scrapped it, but also some good that comes out of it - which may not have happened if you're staring at a notebook second guessing everything.
  12. Ghent

    Would you go see Blink 182 live?

    It's well known that Mark was stuck overthinking songs and lyrics, tinkering with them until they died a slow death. It's not surprising that they went with a "first thought, best thought" mentality this time around. Especially since they were going for a simpler, classic blink sound.
  13. NealMcBealTheNavySeal

    Would you go see Blink 182 live?

    i don't like those two songs either... their simple and i totally get why it resonated well with radio... i don't hate all songs of the cali era, just so you know didn't they brag about how they wrote 30 songs in a month? first thought best thought is their main approach?
  14. Ghent

    The blink 182 general discussion topic

    Hard to keep up with the complaints!
  15. Cantankersaurus

    Would you go see Blink 182 live?

    I won't begrudge you that, bud. To each their own, I suppose. It just clashes with everything else ... I mean, on the record its fine, could be a bit beefier but live someone isn't doing something right.
  16. Since88

    Would you go see Blink 182 live?

    It sounded great back in the days. It doesn't sound like he's using the rockerverb anymore though. If he does, he must be using some weird amp sims and stuff on it because it doesn't sound like one.
  17. Ry-Bread

    Would you go see Blink 182 live?

    This is a valid complaint, but 1. Tom is gone (so there goes most the humor), and 2. As mid 40's musicians, they decided to sound the best they could w/backing tracks as opposed to raw dogging it. (They did this before Skiba, so it's not unique to this era). I don't think anyone prefers 2018 Blink over 2001 Blink, but things have changed so it's a matter of getting NOTHING or something. I choose the latter, as I've had plenty of good times with the band/shows/songs/community in the past 3 years that wouldn't have happened otherwise. They were in the studio from 7am to 3am the next morning for 2 months straight recording California, so to say they weren't passionate or tweaking things to make them perfect isn't valid. I'm sure they tried plenty of different lyrics/choruses, SOOHM they said went through 5 different choruses and they kept going at it as they wanted it to be perfect. You can sing your lines a million times, the Feldy processing you hate would be there regardless. This is fan fiction to justify hating Cali/current Blink direction IMHO. For every "TAKE YOUR TIME AND CARE MORE!" style post, there is a counter argument that they pooped out Rock Show and First Date in a day...which are 2 of their biggest hits. I actually really like Skiba's live tone, it's the main thing he brings to the band live IMHO.
  18. NealMcBealTheNavySeal

    The blink 182 general discussion topic

    not that i give a fuck about their haircuts but isn't the complaint that they Do try to look young? unless you think that shaving your head is a way to look younger? ...
  19. Cantankersaurus

    Would you go see Blink 182 live?

    Tom's is weak and tinny but I at least get what he's going for in his sound. Skiba's set up sounds like he's playing a high school talent show. It's a muddied mess, which is weird since his AK3 tone is really good ... at least from what I remember when I saw them years back. I actually like Mark's bass, always have, he's never strayed too far in any of his changes. Its a little thinner now but I think it's more of a side effect of the way it's fighting the guitars frequency than anything that Mark's actually changed. Something is definitely off ... I'd get a new tech and sound engineer 'cause they may be professionals but they sure as shit aren't the right fit for this band.
  20. Too bad I don't like John Mayer.
  21. Cantankersaurus

    Would you go see Blink 182 live?

    Well, that's because Ghent's yet to learn bravado doesn't mask stupid as well as he thinks it does. He'll get there eventually but until then you're just going to get silly retorts like the ones you mentioned. Therein lies a lesson of our own to heed: ignore the rampaging child, they'll give it up eventually.
  22. madgaz182

    The blink 182 general discussion topic

    Can never win it seems
  23. Ghent

    The blink 182 general discussion topic

    Especially when we all know if they tried to "look young" they would be torn down for trying to look young and not accepting their age. A sad and pathetic lot here, but you gotta play the hand you're dealt.
  24. ...Dan...

    Would you go see Blink 182 live?

    Tom's guitar sound got slated as it sounded weak, which is pretty fair. Bit of a myth that Skiba has a good sound, when distortion is on it sounds like he's playing a Squier through a practise amp and his clean tone is fucking dreadful. Marks bass has always sounded decent to me, but TOYPAJ was his best sound for me, loads of tone and sounded pretty beefy as well.
  25. NealMcBealTheNavySeal

    Would you go see Blink 182 live?

    in before ghent: " wow so now you're all guitar-techs as well? Did they hire all those fans to come to their shows? they got a grammy nomination. tom delonge is fat now"
  26. Cantankersaurus

    Would you go see Blink 182 live?

    Also, it wouldn't hurt to have a better guitar tone. Skiba and post-Tom Tom have shit for guitar tone and Mark's bass doesn't fit in the pocket it needs to because of it. As a result every one sounds independent instead of a tight cohesive band.
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