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  1. 8 points
  2. 6 points
    I went to a bar today and they played Dysentery Gary. I danced. It's one of the best feelings I've ever had.
  3. 6 points
    Yeah they try and try to make him feel special (Mark restating how Matt "killed it" on Darkside and that its his favourite current blink song) and that he has been fully accepted by the fans - but he's just so very dull in interviews and obviously uninterested in doing press for the band. It's especially obvious when Mark tries to include him into questions aimed at Tom era blink:
  4. 6 points
    Matt really ruined blink-182 with power chords!
  5. 5 points
    These videos are proof that it can work with just 3 guys without loops, clicks, synths and stuff like that. The smiley face album is just like Nine in the sense there's loads of background shit going on. Violence & Down are great examples. Easy Target probably has the most overproduced outro I've ever heard in a blink song, but Tom makes it work and it sounds damn good. All of This sounds good too. Although, I can admit Violence has always been a pretty poor song live mainly due to the verses, which are more electronic/drum & bass sounding than the rest of the song. Asthenia kinda sucked in that video as well but that's more due to blink just playing shit more than the actual song IMO. The Cure's A Letter to Elise is full of instruments all playing at once. I swear they have 5-6 musicians on the stage for that song, but blink makes it work with just 3. It's not just the Skiba era that does it cause this click track stuff started with AVA also. Tom wanted to make the sound more full and he took it to blink when they reformed in 2009. Thing is blink is completely different to AVA, so I feel blink can make it work without loops, click tracks, effects and backing musicians. As great as Nine is (I fucking love the album), it'd help if they'd actually write songs in lower keys to suit their voices more. Skiba's voice is completely shot in some songs, especially on Darkside. Without click tracks, Skiba probably wouldn't make his notes last longer with his voice either, because blink would probably play faster. Blink would sound more trashy in a good and energetic way like the 03-04 era. Skiba probably would be forced to improvise a bit more, much like Tom did on the outros of Down & Easy Target. I've always felt click tracks weren't needed. I just feel like the music is a bit more restraint. To me, click tracks make it more obvious that Mark & Skiba aren't the best musicians. Same goes for blink with Tom from the 09-14 period, but at least Tom would still improvise on the guitar and keep thinks kinda fresh to an extent.
  6. 5 points
  7. 5 points
    Its the album as a whole but some songs are harder than others. Black Rain is really difficult, both lyrics and just how horribly sad it is. "Only so much bad luck, a person can take..." Yep. No Heart to speak of is probably the most emotional one for me overall. Just so sad especially the part where its like "We'll both just fade away"....like I am never going to hear from her again. Even a more upbeat song like Pin the granade "If you don't love me, lie to my face". Its like wow, I get it. Even the middle section of " I really wish I hated you"........"I can see that your giving up on me. I numb the pain but it never stops....." Darkside is even difficult....... I could go on and on. Its just so so brutal. Its a great album.....but I can't separate the two at all. Just so much sadness with it. I've never had an album do this to me. I feel so emo. LOL I actually think Matt could be writing a lot of those lyrics from the heart. Didn't he have a divorce and another GF that broke up with him? It seems pretty sincere to me. Most evident on the song Heaven, written about the shootings, as soon as Matt's part starts its more breakup lyrics.
  8. 5 points
    Yeah, I can't say I ever paid attention or cared either.
  9. 4 points
    Man I just listened to NINE in full on a plane for the first time in a couple weeks and I couldn’t sit still! So many bangers, really is a killer album. Also, super random but I met a dude from London who used to book blink overseas back in the day. He said his fav album is Dude Ranch and he LOVES Nine. “Ransom” was his fav.
  10. 4 points
    What a great interview. So Matt was behind No Heart To Speak Of and Darkside. Two great songs. NHTSO is my favorite song on the record. Yeah, I'd like him to stick around for a while.
  11. 4 points
    Great interview. Matt is the man. Love this album more every day
  12. 4 points
    A beta male wouldn't understand.
  13. 4 points
    KOTW - I have really negative connotations to this song because I imagine @Ghent and @JarJarBlinks meeting up on a Friday night, necking back beers and singing this at each other really loudly and out of tune.
  14. 4 points
    I've gotten so bored of Skiba power chording every damn song with a strumming pattern of a teenager in a campfire trying to impress some chick. Give us something new man.
  15. 4 points
    me looking over the huge number of choices..............
  16. 4 points
    New interview with Mark/Matt, great insight on NINE stuff... -Darkside started with Matt/Feldy. Feldy said "Let's make a song that sounds like Joy Division" - Mark said they wrote ~7 different versions of IRWIHY. Were almost reluctant to release, but ultimately wanted to take that one the "furthest" and hope people understood -OSES was originally called "Last Time". Didn't like that with First Time being on there. Trav said lets name it something random so that people listen -Mark's takeaways from EOTS tour: 1. Album still holds up 2. There are people coming to those shows who weren't even born when it came out -Coming to UK tour next summer -Matt talking about doing Alk3 stuff next year -Simple Creatures full album eventually
  17. 4 points
    Jesua fucking christ, this is how bands sound presenting their first song on college radio. If you dont feel comfortable playing acoustic on the radio, just don't do it. Lol at the awkward claps after darkside
  18. 4 points
    Damn you all bitched when he sounded too much like Mark or when he screamed 24/7 on California but suddenly it’s bad when he sounds more like himself on NINE. Dude kicked ass on Black Rain and he should’ve soloed the entire song. Mark’s verses could’ve taken the song to the next level with Matt’s tone and aggression. Matt’s vocal performance was absolutely solid and stole the spotlight from Mark numerous times on this album.
  19. 4 points
    So excited for the battle of old dudes to prove who was really in the scene when it was a happening.
  20. 3 points
    You're the "awesomeness"?????
  21. 3 points
    My 10/10 albums are: The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds Daft Punk, Random Access Memories Fleetwood Mac, Rumours The soundtrack to the movie The Incredibles Gorillaz, Demon Days Green Day, Dookie Guns N’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV New Order, Power, Corruption & Lies Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon Jeff Rosenstock, We Cool? Jeff Rosenstock, WORRY. Rush, Moving Pictures Simon and Garfunkel, Bridge over Troubled Water The Smiths, Hatful of Hollow Sufjan Stevens, Illinois The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses The Strokes, Is This It Tears for Fears, The Hurting Tyler, the Creator, Flower Boy Tyler, the Creator, IGOR Weezer’s white album Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Kanye West, The Life of Pablo
  22. 3 points
    The idea of someone only posting here to get autograph info and try to sell people here (questionable) autographed stuff definitely rubs me the wrong way.
  23. 3 points
    Built This Pool is the best song on Cali nqat
  24. 3 points
    Huge fan. Met Gerard at a comic book signing. Down to earth, humble dude. Glad his Netflix show is a hit. Best concert lineup ever for me was MCR opening for blink (though at the time Gerard did seem... disinterested...in the performance and the breakup happened 6 months later). I imagine how I feel about MCR, a ton of people feel about other bands I didn't quite get into like Motion City or Brand New, but I don't give a fuck and have gotten over the MCR emo stigma a long time ago. I love the stories their albums told and thought their messages were important overall. Couldn't afford the reunion show but fingers crossed MCR tours or something. Honestly I'd take an MCR reunion over Tom back in blink these days as Nine is ok, AVA is better and Tom, Mark and Travis are happy with the current lineup. So there ya go.
  25. 3 points
    agree dude, long lost feeling is unfairly maligned. solid tune, interesting melody, and doesn’t really get too formulaic IMO (as everything else in the matt era has been)
  26. 3 points
    Thank you for the Venom main riff
  27. 3 points
    Absolute legend. Amazing songwriter.
  28. 3 points
    Travis and Mark contribute to a song. The artist or label ask if they can use blink-182 for marketing reasons. They say yes. They appear in said video. End story
  29. 3 points
    I've cut way back on any "cover band/other people write their material" cracks lately but my god, that was just painful and sad to see. He's clearly pretending to play along to a backing track, at 0:16 he stops "playing" and the botched backing track keeps going without him and later on you can see him changing his power chord position but the backing track stays on the same note. So the backing track was off, Skiba didn't realize it and kept pretending to play the guitar, nobody knew what to do, what a mess. And then to just skip it and move to the next song like they're my shitty band in high school panicking after forgetting how to play a verse or something? Just play the song, you can still do it without backing tracks! You're professionals, your sound and lighting techs are professionals, it's your song, just play it! Between that Parking Lot video where he clearly isn't playing the riff, then Mike or whatever his name was getting the guitar taken away mid-song even though it sounded completely fine, and now this, I can't even imagine how often they're relying on fake playing to pre-recorded guitar tracks. (What would you call guitar lip-syncing anyway, riff-syncing? Is that a good phrase?)
  30. 3 points
    Well as much as I don't want to bring it up, Matt did finally respond to complaints about his love life:
  31. 3 points
    Still can't get over Ross winning this, such a cunt.
  32. 3 points
    the book he's referring to is joe shooman's 2010 biography blink-182: the bands the breakdown the return. it's absolute shit read -- shooman exhaustively covers everything, including single releases, and rarely adds anything of note. but it's worth it alone for the scott interview, which is really enlightening. it's a decade after his firing, and he has a lot of interesting perspective about it:
  33. 3 points
    unbelievable. this band is so hard to be a fan of
  34. 2 points
    They sound better than they ever have live. Tom sounds better here than anything I've heard from blink in years and instrumentally they sound great as well - good to see Tom taking music seriously again, I'm not even crabbing on that either
  35. 2 points
    I remember the time that someone stole the beanie right off Tom's head.
  36. 2 points
    It's terrible, right up there with Marks bunny rabbit floppy hair and when Tom used to slick his hair in around 2004
  37. 2 points
    Sober TOTTM is a f'n banger, don't you dare
  38. 2 points
    Parks and Rec was my favourite show for about 10 years, but I recently did a rewatch and it really isn't as amazing as I originally thought. Particularly season 4-5 onwards until near the end is kind of mediocre. The characters quickly became stereotypes of themselves; e.g. Jerry does something embarrassing/stupid, Ron says something masculine/libertarian, etc. To me, it cheapened the depth of the characters as many of their lines sound like anyone could have writen them if they knew the stereotype of the character. I thought the Office did a better job fleshing out three dimensional characters that don't rely on a schtick quite as much.
  39. 2 points
    I think he’s saying their photographer would get these signed backstage and apparently kept a stash that he is now slowly selling on multiple eBay IDs... Idk. I see posters like that from that era signed somewhat often which I always assumed were some sort of VIP or radio promo M&G winners of some sort. It’s nearly impossible to meet them all at large venues before or after without being a part of the crew/employees.
  40. 2 points
    The Trolley Problem is one of my favourite episodes. So ridiculous.
  41. 2 points
    It tried to at least be something. At least that's why I liked it more. I don't care for half the songs and isn't really what I look for in blink but California wasn't anything, it was just generic washed up pop punk bullshit each song, rinse repeat with an excess of whoa/nanas that made you want to pull your hair out.
  42. 2 points
    Mark definitely in a rare alpha moment. I am a bit impressed.
  43. 2 points
    Trailer dropping during the Patriots game tonight. I am HYPED!
  44. 2 points
    Well clearly Heaven doesn't want us now The winner is...THE FIRST TIME What follows is the rankings (from most to least liked) according to the very small majority of the board who bothered taking part: 1. The First Time 2. Heaven 3. No Heart To Speak Of 4. Black Rain 5. Pin The Grenade 6. Run Away 7. Hungover You 8. Generational Divide 9. Darkside 10. Ransom 11. On Some Emo Shit 12. I Really Wish I Hated You 13. Happy Days 14. Remember To Forget Me 15. Out Of My Head 16. Blame It On My Youth My take away: It's telling that all the singles are ranked in the bottom half.
  45. 2 points
    Heaven. TFT has blink 2019 w/Skiba written all over it. It’s worthy of the W.
  46. 2 points
    Oh my God I never realised how much I wanted to hear that until just now haha
  47. 2 points
    Seinfeld is utter turd. Couldn’t even get through an episode. Fucking load of shit. my missus loves Frasier and I’ve seen enough of them to give a proper opinion. It’s boring as fuck, I don’t get the love for it. Absolute shite
  48. 2 points
    To be fair to Tom Selleck, it is pretty big.
  49. 2 points
    What the fuck was Skeebs doing during the chorus of Darkside lol? He sped it up so much Mark was forced to just try and keep pace lol.
  50. 2 points
    if anyone wants to read about the buddha tape drama that went down with pat secor and led to the 1998 re-release on kung fu records, check these out: https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/planet-clair/Content?oid=1066056 https://yerdoingreat.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/how-blink-182-screwed-my-friend-out-of-over-500000/
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