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Want to go to a Blink concert? Buy this cd
on March 14, 2001
Wow. This is such a great cd. Blink sounds great live (actually better live than in concert for some songs), and all the hits are here. Check that, Josie and Wasting Time, Two of the best Blink songs ever, are not. But the others come through in fine style. Especially notable is Dammit, Aliens Exist, All The Small Things, and Going Away to College. The Jokes in between the songs are funny, and add a Blink-like atmosphere that really sets the mood for the whole performance. Like a couple of immature teenagers, Mark Hoppus (bass), and Tom DeLonge (guitar) freely blurt out any obscene, gross, perverted, and insanely funny thing that comes to mind. Overall, the experience is very good.
Now, for the songs. The best songs, in terms of how well they were performed, are as follows: 1.Going Away to College 2.Dammit 3.Aliens Exist 4.All The Small Things 5.Adam's Song 6.Carousel. All the songs are well performed, but those six especially stand out. If you only recently heard of Blink, and only own Enema of the State, you will not be disappointed with their other efforts. I strongly suggest buying both Cheshire Cat, and Dude Ranch. As I said before, the only regretable omissions are Josie (one of my personal favorites) and Wasting Time (another one of their best). Also, Man Overboard is an excellent song that is well worth the time on the cd, even though it's not a live recording.
I feel I must mention one other thing before I end this review. There are still a few poor, misguided souls out there that doubt the musical talent of Mark, Tom, And Travis. Mark while an adequate bassist, really shines in the vocal department. He is always on key, and has a distinct tone quality to his voice that is unmistakable. Tom, is quite simply one of the best Guitarists in music today. Listen to M&M's on Cheshire Cat, and What's my Age Again on this cd. They are both incredibly difficult songs to play. Tom recorded M&M's when he was 19. One cannot doubt his musical ability. His singing also adds much to the bands songs, and it almost seems like some of the songs were tailor made just for him to sing. It all fits together nicely. Travis is THE best drummer in modern music (well, rock drummer anyway). It's hard to pick out a specific instance of greatness, simply because there are so many. Do yourself a favor and go to ... and listen to an interview with the band. That should give you some tiny idea of how into music Travis is. Overall, even if you don't like Blink's music, one must accept that they are very talented, and good at what they do. ...
The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show kicks on so many different levels. Buy it imedialtely. You won't be disappointed.