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6 hours ago, thongrider said:

Pre Toypaj 

Does this then not include TOYPAJ? Or does include? Personally, I see a strong similarity between Enema and TOYPAJ, but maybe not everyone feels this way.

5 hours ago, Ry-Bread said:

Last +44 show ever was on this day in 2007... =( Love that band. Video courtesy of Famous Burro, and LOL @ the dude yelling at the beginning:

 

Well, I don't agree about A&A comment, lol, but I think +44 also had a lot of promise. I've only heard like 2 songs so far (what is this one btw?), but I REALLY genuinely like it! 

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6 hours ago, Patient #48273 said:

I think most people here love or at least like everything from Dude Ranch to the untitled album. Neighborhoods and Cheshire Cat are fairly well-liked too, but not as consistently. Post-Tom stuff is the most polarizing.

I forgot to add you to the multiquote. I think I may have found my fit here then! I mean, nothing against new Blink at all, but I'm a Tom Blink fan through and through. Everything from Chesire Cat (wait was CC first or Buddha?) through Neighborhoods (I haven't yet heard the Dogs EP). Of course, "my" era is from (97?) 99 to 2004(5?). :D I STILL can't remember when I first heard D ammit, but that was my intro to this band and then I got Enema not too long after. :D

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15 minutes ago, Tombomb said:

 

Does this then not include TOYPAJ? Or does include? Personally, I see a strong similarity between Enema and TOYPAJ, but maybe not everyone feels this way.

I don't think they're similar at all. And it doesn't include it. That's just my personal opinion though. 

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5 hours ago, Ry-Bread said:

I haven't heard this story? Any cool pix?

I’m on the right, my best friend on the left. He’s wearing marks sunglasses and when he asked if he could wear them for the pic mark said “ew no, I don’t want to get pink eye”! Haha then he said just kidding and handed him his glasses.

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11 minutes ago, Smalls said:

I’m on the right, my best friend on the left. He’s wearing marks sunglasses and when he asked if he could wear them for the pic mark said “ew no, I don’t want to get pink eye”! Haha then he said just kidding and handed him his glasses.

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See, ok, well I know I keep saying this and probably will continue to do so, I'm such a fan of Tom's, but this right here just adds to my impression that Mark is the most fun and friendly one of the group. That's such an awesome story!! I'm honestly a bit jealous. :D

 

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hi @Tombomb welcome to the boards! I will never understand when people say that Cheshire Cat is a let down. I love it, I think you should give a chance to both Cheshire Cat and the EP They Came to Conquer Uranus (which isn't on spotify but you can find it on youtube) 

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Cheshire Cat is solid. 

Welcome @Tombomb! Personally my favourite blink record is Dude Ranch, I like basically all of their stuff from the start until Neighborhoods where I liked *some* of it, not much of DED and basically bugger all since Tom left. 

When did you start getting into them? 

 

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10 hours ago, ruaraidhlando45 said:

 

Haha I remember that, I think it was their first ever UK show

 

It was their first ever headline show, they played that 'give it a name' festival at earls court earlier in the year. 

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1 hour ago, Smalls said:

I’m on the right, my best friend on the left. He’s wearing marks sunglasses and when he asked if he could wear them for the pic mark said “ew no, I don’t want to get pink eye”! Haha then he said just kidding and handed him his glasses.

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Wow!! Were you an extra or how did you end up there? Didn't Trav break his arm at this shoot IIRC?

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26 minutes ago, Ry-Bread said:

Wow!! Were you an extra or how did you end up there? Didn't Trav break his arm at this shoot IIRC?

If I recall there were a lot of blink fans able to be in that video right? There was something organised that's where half the kids in that video are from lol 

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1 hour ago, Ry-Bread said:

Wow!! Were you an extra or how did you end up there? Didn't Trav break his arm at this shoot IIRC?

Yea I was haha I’m in the video during the bridge between the first chorus/second bridge. The model walks in the hallway and I’m staring at her because of her good looks and a jealous dude shoves me against the wall. Yea trav was not there that day because of his broken arm unfortunately.

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9 hours ago, Elisa said:

hi @Tombomb welcome to the boards! I will never understand when people say that Cheshire Cat is a let down. I love it, I think you should give a chance to both Cheshire Cat and the EP They Came to Conquer Uranus (which isn't on spotify but you can find it on youtube) 

Thanks! And i don't get it either. Smh I didn't even know about TCTCU. I'll have to look into this! Actually, I heard about Flyswatter today too. Like, why are these things not more well known?! 

9 hours ago, Kay said:

Cheshire Cat is solid. 

Welcome @Tombomb! Personally my favourite blink record is Dude Ranch, I like basically all of their stuff from the start until Neighborhoods where I liked *some* of it, not much of DED and basically bugger all since Tom left. 

When did you start getting into them? 

 

Thanks! 

I don't even know my favorite album anymore! Lol I mean, I'd have gone with Untitled before, and if I had to pick one I'd probably say that, but all the albums are great! (Except I haven't heard any DED, and not the full albums of the newer ones).

Oh, I was obsessed back from Enema and TOYPAJ. I heard Feeling This and my friend recommended the album, but I didn't listen to the whole thing until a few years later. I also lost touch when Tom left the first time. Had no clue he came back for the Neighborhood era until this year. I rekindled my love (it's still just as strong now as it was at 17)  when I saw a tweet about the TOYPAJ anniversary. I decided to revisit this. It was even better than I remembered!! I think Enema came next and the Untitled. Love them all! Then somehow I got back into Tom and have been down that rabbit hole. And now I'm looking into older and newer Blink and the other side projects.

Oh! Actually, it may have been the combo of that anniversary tweet and the new collab Mark did with The Used. I've been a fan of The Used since the beginning, and absolutely love the collab track with Mark (also like the one with Travis, but like Mark's better). So yeah, and that's  where I am now. Kinda have a soft spot for AVA, but the other stuff is good too. I missed so much!!

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Enema and TOYPAJ definitely feel distinctly different for me. Straightaway in Anthem Part II you've got Tom singing about societal collapse and corruption in politics, there was nothing like that on Enema. You've obviously got lighter tracks later on in the album but in general it feels a lot more serious thematically than Enema.

Both absolutely outstanding albums imo, along with Dude Ranch and Cheshire Cat. On any given day I could make an argument for any of those four being my favourite album, I love them all deeply from start to finish.

Self-titled album I also love but in a different way, I would never consider it as a candidate for my favourite Blink album. It has some great songs on it (including probably one of my top 5 Blink songs Here's Your Letter) but on the whole am less keen on the "darker" vibe of the record. Although oddly I rate Boxcar's album as high if not higher than any Blink album, and that was kind of the halfway house for Tom between TOYPAJ and self-titled in terms of all the difficulties he was going through around the time.

Everything since the self-titled I basically don't consider to be on the same stratosphere as "original Blink". Few songs here and there (Wishing Well, Natives, Pretty Little Girl, Sober etc) that I like, and I do listen to all quite regularly, but don't hold it in anywhere near the same esteem as <=2003 stuff.

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