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5 minutes ago, oliver_makes_good_points said:

i was thinking, blink managment team could start a fanclub caled "the blink one-eighty-Boyz or spelt bois" and ud get body wash once a month aswell as a promo cd feautiring the latiest pop punk bands 

aswell as little editorial from mark about why u should go live in the uk

What a brilliant idea. 

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1 hour ago, Ry-Bread said:

I haven't seen anything on it since he told me it was done 2 years ago, and on the brink of a new Blink album I doubt it would be dropping any time soon. Was your alert about his new Suicide Boys EP he produced by chance? That stuff was starting to drop the past few weeks.

I mean it might be, it just said 'Travis Barker new album' and some name but I can't for the life of me remember what it was. 

maybe I dreamt it haha I have no idea. 

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9 hours ago, Kay said:

I mean it might be, it just said 'Travis Barker new album' and some name but I can't for the life of me remember what it was. 

maybe I dreamt it haha I have no idea. 

No I've gotten 2 of those. The first time was for a song that Travis guested on and it was like a sad attempt at nu-metal screamers or some shit. Drumming was fine though.

Then I got a new album update this week but didn't care enough to check it out. Now I wish I screenshot it. I also got an update for my buddy's band a day before they uploaded their music to YouTube. Crazy-ass phone.

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Hoping Mark does another AMA (I don’t think he checks DMs) soon because I want to ask about those 2015 demos they scrapped when they got on board with Feldmann. There seemed to be some interesting things going on such as working with Tim Armstrong and Mark using a synth pedal for his bass. From what old interviews said, Feldy said they sounded too ALK3, which makes me even more interested. The only song I think was salvaged was 6/8, and that song was probably a lot different before Feldy came in. Mark’s signature sound before California was always +44 based, it even showed up in his demos for when Tom was still in the band. I’m sure I’m not the only one that wanted a +44 meets ALK3 with a little bit of blink sprinkled on top ever since Matt joined.

I would love for them to release all of those demos, finished or not, in a pure unedited fashion (other than just mastering and mixing them). Those short months when they started recording before Feldy was such an interesting era and it’s unfortunate that it has basically disappeared from existence. I’m even skeptical if Mark still has the demos. I know it was basically an era of trial and error but it was probably the closest representation of this lineup giving an equal and genuine output from all members.

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48 minutes ago, jlx9 said:

Hoping Mark does another AMA (I don’t think he checks DMs) soon because I want to ask about those 2015 demos they scrapped when they got on board with Feldmann. There seemed to be some interesting things going on such as working with Tim Armstrong and Mark using a synth pedal for his bass. From what old interviews said, Feldy said they sounded too ALK3, which makes me even more interested. The only song I think was salvaged was 6/8, and that song was probably a lot different before Feldy came in. Mark’s signature sound before California was always +44 based, it even showed up in his demos for when Tom was still in the band. I’m sure I’m not the only one that wanted a +44 meets ALK3 with a little bit of blink sprinkled on top ever since Matt joined.

I would love for them to release all of those demos, finished or not, in a pure unedited fashion (other than just mastering and mixing them). Those short months when they started recording before Feldy was such an interesting era and it’s unfortunate that it has basically disappeared from existence. I’m even skeptical if Mark still has the demos. I know it was basically an era of trial and error but it was probably the closest representation of this lineup giving an equal and genuine output from all members.

They said it was Hey, I'm Sorry and, even though, it was re-worked.

I really would pay to hear those demos.

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1 hour ago, Ghost said:

They said it was Hey, I'm Sorry and, even though, it was re-worked.

I really would pay to hear those demos.

They said 6/8 was the “heaviest” song they wrote at that time, and even promised that to be on some EP of Cali B-sides (before the deluxe version happened). I forgot Hey I’m Sorry was also the other one from the OG batch.

I’m sure the woah intro was not there in the original lmao. You can tell the verses were likely the main part of the demo and they didn’t have a chorus yet, which led to what we have now. I like the chorus but it probably was not what everyone anticipated after that buildup in the verses. Lovely material that shows how well Mark and Matt can work together and that said more than the songs that happened when Feldy came in. Although I will agree LST, LLL, and BTD are also great examples.

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It's pointless to obsess and fantasize about what they were doing pre-Feldmann. If it was good it would have been released. They wouldn't have written a bunch of amazing material only to let some producer they barely knew throw it all away

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Had never seen that clip, but it's funny in retrospect because Trav is making the song recommendations, and Mark doesn't look like he's feeling it... lol. If all the sessions went like that, can totally see why they said "Yeah, let's try a producer.

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My hunch is that when they said it felt like half the songs were blink and half the songs were Alkaline Trio they meant it. Matt was writing and Mark was writing. They needed help blending it together, which they did well in spots on California, but I bet they come together better on this new album.

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21 minutes ago, Ghent said:

It's pointless to obsess and fantasize about what they were doing pre-Feldmann. If it was good it would have been released. They wouldn't have written a bunch of amazing material only to let some producer they barely knew throw it all away

Well we are on a forum obsessing and fantasizing over bullshit topics as we await for blink to actually deliver some news. 

Whether they were actually good or not, it still would be interesting to hear what came out of them, considering there were barely any outsiders except their usual crew and Tim Armstrong (which I’m surprised they never really addressed much about what was going on other than a picture or two). They probably had the mindset of “let’s just record whatever and see what happens” whether than worry about it being blink-sounding enough. Like your following post said, that’s likely what came out of it, half ALK3/Sekrets and half +44/blink-182. Still would’ve be cool to hear them regardless. Who knows how drastic the change was when Feldy began producing.

16 minutes ago, Ry-Bread said:

Had never seen that clip, but it's funny in retrospect because Trav is making the song recommendations, and Mark doesn't look like he's feeling it... lol. If all the sessions went like that, can totally see why they said "Yeah, let's try a producer.

Yeahhhhh, it looks out of context (I’m hoping), but that’s likely what the situation was.

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7 hours ago, Ghent said:

My hunch is that when they said it felt like half the songs were blink and half the songs were Alkaline Trio they meant it. Matt was writing and Mark was writing. They needed help blending it together, which they did well in spots on California, but I bet they come together better on this new album.

Yeah I believe this is what happened. The songs were either mark songs or Matt songs with no cohesiveness as they were just learning to write with each other.

But there is 0% chance the songs weren’t good. No way.  

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30 minutes ago, Russel Coight said:

Yeah I believe this is what happened. The songs were either mark songs or Matt songs with no cohesiveness as they were just learning to write with each other.

But there is 0% chance the songs weren’t good. No way.  

Definitely no radio hits like Bored to Death, but the songs would be great. Even if they had no cohesiveness like some Neighborhoods songs, I still believe it would've been good. Would've been very +44/Trio sounding since that's their current signature sounds without interruption from co-writers and an overbearing producer.

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Welcome back peace sign.. I’ve been doing what I can to get Mark to notice us on twitter and get that interview. He went on that random blink podcast so I’d say there is a chance.

Unless he dislikes this place from checking it periodically, which seems likely lol

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