Blink-182 - The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show

The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!), showed up in the 'dollar bins of joy,' and I was overjoyed.  Yes, I have a weak spot for those foul mouthed bandits from Blink 182.  Back in my hometown (McHenry), Blink was a staple at house parties.  I spent many a night drinking Busch Lite and Little Kings while Enema Of The State boomed in the background.  I never wanted to fork out the cash for this release, so when I saw it calling to me from the depths of despair, I quickly rescued this box of fun!

The live versions of these Blink classics are nostalgic, and bring back a ton of memories.  Some good and some bad.  It's also cool to hear how they change up the songs, especially the lyrics.  In typical Blink fashion, during "Aliens Exist," Tom changes the lines, "I got an injection/of fear from the abduction/my best friend thinks I'm just telling lies" to, "I got an injection/of love from the erection/my best friend thinks I'm just humping guys."  When Tom sings the last line, "I'm not like you guys, twelve majestic lies," Mark chimes in afterward, singing "Tom has sex with guys."

Fun stuff; makes you smile and want to drink cheap beer with your friends!  Remember those days?  When the only worry was "Where are we getting beer from?" or "How are we getting home?"  Yes, those were the days, and this find delivered the perfect dose of that glory.

This from Wikipedia...

"Man Overboard" is the only studio track on the album, initially recorded during the sessions for Enema of the State, which peaked at #2 on U.S. Modern Rock Tracks. The album saw a limited release, and in recent years the album has become increasingly rare due to its lack of availability. The album received mixed reviews from professional critics.

Cool to know that this piece of nostalgia holds some value as well.  You never know what you are going to find if you look hard enough.  I don't pick up pennies, but I love me some dollar CD's!

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  • These guys were rad live. Saw them once at a Q101 show in Tinley Park. As soon as the guys launched into "Dammit," swarms of people started running down the hills -- leaping over blankets and snoozers, leaving gear behind -- to get to a giant mosh pit at the bottom/middle and freak out. Then one of the guys crowd-surfed on in. By the time we left, 50% of the crowd had bought and was wearing an orange "Crappy Punk Rock" Blink shirt. Still got mine.

  • I'm jealous! I never saw them!!! You know, I always felt too cool, or didn't think they would have as much personality as they did live, or didn't want to pay the cash...I can't explain it? But, I MISSED out! That shirt sounds like something they would put out, that's why I love them. Thanks for sharing!

  • In reply to radstarr:

    I think that's why we went to a lot of those festival-type shows back in the day -- lots of bands and a few that would surprise you. Some others i remember being fun out of nowhere were Duran Duran and Chumbawamba.

  • Duran Duran would be REALLY cool, and...and Chumbawamba...rocked, huh? That is the joy though of the fest, that's for sure! I could see that! I think Blink just dropped something new, right?

  • In reply to radstarr:

    Duran Duran (on top of rocking) had all the MILFs dancing. So there's that. And Chumbawamba... lol... It was memorable. That's the word. Description: neon nuns swinging bottles of Jack. They are apparently quite the protest band or something overseas. I haven't checked any of Blink's new stuff yet, if it's there, but yeah, i think they reconvened.

  • In reply to Dan Bradley:

    Still listen to Blink's Dude Ranch to this day. That's "crappy punk rock" that sticks.

  • In reply to Dan Bradley:

    That Duran Duran comment was too funny! Gotta keep the MILF's happy and moving around!

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