Why Blink 182 deserves a swift...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by SLiGhTLy_STooPiD, Jun 17, 2001.

  1. ..o...k.....what IS this crap?!

    blink182 just put out a new album, as you all know.
    but there's 3 of em.
    all 3 have the same tracks except there's one different bonus track on each one.
    first, i thought this was a thing that only their 10 year old fans will buy into, but quite a few of my friends have been trying to get all three of them. so you end up paying $16.99 for the same thing, except for those 3 holy galactic blaster bonus special tracks (whatever they call it now..)
    maybe they aren't as stupid as i think, if they can manage to make more money like this...oh well.

    But hey, atleast they're staying true to the scene.

  2. It's not worth buying 3 albums for it. I mean chances are you won't get all three different versions cause you have no idea which one you bought! I'm one of the biggest blink fans around, but I'm not dumb.
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    how totally vile! and this is supposed to be punk?

    man, i feel sorry for all the kids that are reeled in like fish for this scheme.
  4. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    No doubt about that. All it seems to be to me is a marketing scheme to sell more cds. But, I am willing to bet that there ARE going to be a lot of wanna-be punkers out there who are gonna go out and try to buy all three of them so they can have all the cool bonus tracks. Stupid.

    And I personally do not consider Blink 182 a punk band. They might claim to be, but I think they lost the "punk" title years ago, in my opinion.
  5. first off its two different extra bonus tracks there are six bonuses in total. Secondly u can distinguish which cd is which because one has a pic of tom, the other mark, the other travis, I have the tom version. Lastly it isnt very "punk" and similar to what nsync did but there are different tracks which hardcore fans will want, blink isnt begging u to buy all three so if u wanna only buy one be their guest.
  6. Dallins_gurl


    Jun 11, 2001
    Utah USA
    OMG that is soooo dumb wait till somebody puts 'em out on Aimster/Napster/wherever else you get mp3. someone is gonna so wait around awhile. Jeez money hogs. Plus it is sooo not worth it. I've heard all three and they aren't my fav songs but oh well life you know how it is! Sh**s and Giggles!

  7. i dont know which version mine is. I still dunno how to distinguish which is which.
  8. Hey why the blink bashing? There are so many threads about it. Its just gotten old. OK a lot of people dont like them, so what deal with it dont go sayin how bad you think they are (I have always known Mark isnt a "great" bass player so I'm not ignorant about that or any thing) and how they are sell outs (they are sell outs if in that you mean they sell out whereever they play) or whatever your gripe is. Just let them be. If they want to call themselves punk alright who cares does it harm YOU in any way? Personally I like them. O and Jrthebassguy you can distinguish which one you have by the actual CD the three versions are the yellow one wih pants on it, red with a plane, and green with a jacket. Now I must admit I'm not going to buy all three but if someone wants to blow some money since they dont have to pay taxes and have no worries other than having all three blink cds who cares. So alls I'm wondering is why use this forum as your spot to complain about circumstances out of your control? Nothing personal to anybody but grow up, and find a new thread topic this one is out of date.
  9. ChronicPyromaniac


    Jan 25, 2001
    Um...I got the Travis version...I haven't heard ANY bonus tracks...the rest is OK though! And by the way, have you ever tried to play Carousel? Because that's what changed my mind about Mark's skills (or lack thereof).
  10. if the kids who are buying many copies of blinks' cd were really punks,
    they'd go steal it, hehehe

    just kidding
  11. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    Hypocrisy is such a terrible thing.
  12. They were never part of a scene. Those guys just appeared out of nowhere. Anyone ever read about them in MaximumRockAndRoll or anything? Where did they come from? I think they are a corporate rock creation like the Backstreet Boys.
  13. Ok I just checked my cd, I got the Mark version. At least I think its the Mark version. Mark's picture is the one in the green and my cd has the green jacket on it. So I guess that means I got the Mark version.

  14. No one EVER said: they were a bad band, they are sell outs, they are not punk, Mark is a terrible bassists that isn't worth a crap, or that I will personally go stop anyone that will buy the albums. Puh....come on! There's a thin line between defensive and paranoid...


  15. well, all 3 of those are stated in the thread about them in Recordings. Thats probably what he was referring to.
  16. I went to a blink show and a lot of chicks flashed the band, so I'm ok with them (even if the girls were probably underage). :p

    [Note: Matt does not condone statutory rape or child pornography]
  17. Um, no offence, but that song isn't very hard at all. Double stops really dont constitute a hard riff. Not only that, but they are the biggest dicks, I don't care if theyre sellouts or not, they are just bad people (this is not opinion, I have first hand experience about this).
  18. Whats a double stop? And what makes them bad? Ive never met them.
  19. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    First off, I am not a Blink fan. I do not get involved in the argument over whether they are "real" punk or not. Seems to me that if you are making money at playing punk music, then you can't be "real" punk anyway -- right? My comment is that what they are doing IS a marketing sheme and if it sells more CDs for 'em, then it IS brilliant. Some people/musicians are in the music business (or industry) to make...(dramatic pause)...money. How many bands or individual musicians would turn down an opportunity to make more money? People that criticize them for trying to put food on the table are probably just jealous of their position.
  20. Tyler Dupont

    Tyler Dupont Wesly Headpush

    I said they were sell outs in another thread
    "Take off your pants and jacket" I'm guilty.. what more can I say ?