Blink-182
The Mark, Tom, And Travis Show


4.5
superb

Review

by USER (2 Reviews)
November 21st, 2005 | 134 replies


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist


So here we go. After releasing Enema of the State, Blink 182 was on top of the world. It was a enormous hit for them and spawned some of their biggest hits to date. They would later go on tour with Enema and release this album, The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back).

Recorded over two days at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium & Universal Ampitheater, this is Blink at their best. This album was basically a Greatest Hits album at the time it was recorded, only the songs are live. Blink does throw in some "new" tracks into the mix as well. They're actually more like joke songs, such as the crowd favorite, Family Reunion, a song filled with many naughty words or Blow Job, which is about, err... you get the idea.

Along with the music you also get to listen to the band talk to the crowd. The jokes are funny and any self respecting Blink fan should get a kick out of their immature humor. There is one joke that does get a bit old, when Tom tries to act like Satan and talk to the crowd. It's funny at first but quickly gets old as the album progresses. However, after the music is done don't stop listening as there is about seven minutes of banter from the band at the end of the album making a total of 49 tracks.

Blink sounds much better live than they do in the studio and you can tell that from listening to this. In fact some of the more stand-out tracks are those from Dude Ranch and Chesire Cat. It's great to hear Blink play Carousel live, if you're one of those people like me who thought the sound quality on Chesire Cat was bland.

Also included in this album is a new studio track called "Man Overboard". It is clearly a song about saying good bye to someone. Most people think that it's about Scott, Blinks former drummer. The song is really good and has some really nice bass and equally good vocals by both Tom and Mark.

It's a shame this album was available for only a limited time. I hear it's goes for alot of money on Ebay. If you are a Blink 182 fan and you can get your hands on a copy of this, do it, its worth the money. I guarantee you won't regret it.

PROS
Just about everything you'd want to hear from Blink
New tracks
Blink is much better live

CONS
Some of the jokes are bland
Album is very expensive now
May be too immature for some people


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Storm In A Teacup
November 21st 2005


13225 Comments


Actually they were horrible live.

Edit: Way to go to change the review to one huge block.

Paragraphs are your friend, but apparently you just rejected them by editing your review.

2nd Edit: Now you try to make me look like a dumbass by swithing back to the way it was, nice job.This Message Edited On 11.21.05

Damrod
Moderator
November 21st 2005


1093 Comments


A friend gave it to me as a birthday present years ago... I think I turned 19 that year, so it is at least five years ago. Back then I quite liked this, but now it's just a dust collector in my CD racks.

Anyways, nice review, though I do not really agree with the rating (solely because I'm not into Blink anymore). :thumb:

Thor
November 21st 2005


10202 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

........This Message Edited On 11.18.07

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Electric City
Staff Reviewer
November 21st 2005


15743 Comments


The review pales in comparison to your AI one, but good job either way.

I'd like a bit more detail though

Storm In A Teacup
November 21st 2005


13225 Comments


I honestly still think that AI review he did doesn't count as a review, but lets not get into that.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
November 21st 2005


15743 Comments


Why do u say it doesnt count? It was a good T by T

Storm In A Teacup
November 21st 2005


13225 Comments


I answered your question (MusicOfficial) in 1039's AI review because seriously, we shouldn't talk about it in this thread.

davybum69
November 21st 2005


161 Comments


This is an awesome album, and by the way it was recorded in Pittsburg PA I'm pretty sure not california.

vitriolboy
November 21st 2005


82 Comments


I got this album off a friend a few years back for 3 (BARGIN!) and listened to it religiously for a couple of months. Its a good album, but i think you gave it a little too much credit.
Not a bad review though (Y)

spoon_of_grimbo
November 21st 2005


2241 Comments


im surprised by how good these guys are live. i have a soft spot for immature pop punk with fart jokes, what can i say?!

FauxApathy
November 21st 2005


98 Comments


This is actually my second favorite Blink album.

No, they're not my favorite band, I just have an immature sense of humor.

I'm not sure why people think they've stopped releasing it, because I still see it at Best Buy every once in a while.

A quick check of Ebay shows that they're going for around 25 bucks.

Rudd13
November 21st 2005


952 Comments


^ ?

irtehmitchell
November 22nd 2005


15 Comments


travis's drumming is amazing on this and man overboard just reminds me of all my days in 7th grade listening to this album

little_dummer
November 22nd 2005


2 Comments


i really liked this cd......although there where to many fart jokes What's My Age Again?,Adam's song, All the Small Things, and Man overboard are all really well known and GREAT songs.......so they did do somethings right on this cd


incubus62086
November 22nd 2005


147 Comments


yea back in my middle school days this album was sweet but not really anymore. its just good to hear Travis playing his own drum versions on Dammit. but who actually listens to Blink 182 anymore

little_dummer
November 22nd 2005


2 Comments


I DO

There greatist hits just came out a week ago and it's all there best songs it great


KillEmAll114
November 24th 2005


15 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

matt, i mean 1039. Decent review. The album was recorded November 5, 1999 at The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium & the Universal Amphitheater in San Francisco, California. And did you just learn to use the word bland because 1. you use it alot, well twice, but that word sucks. j/k. Also I was gonna say that you were wrong that this album was expensive due to the fact that on ebay a year ago it was only like $30, but i just checked and its like $70. I have a copy of this album, unlike 1039, his is just burnt, tsk , tsk. good review nonetheless

KillEmAll114
November 25th 2005


15 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i dont know how to quote it all "fancy" but what little drummer said "There greatist hits just came out a week ago and it's all there best songs it great". and even though this isnt really the place to argue over there greatest hits, but it just plain sucks. ITs mainly composed of songs from their self titled album, which sucks
It doesnt have to many songs from their greatest albums like budda and chesire cat, or the best ones from dude ranch, like untitled. are you one of those people who like blink cause of there new album like those douches who discovered green day through american idiot. (not that american idiot isnt good, just if youve never heard of there other stuff or dont care for it then you need to get your head out of your ass.





AtTheDriveIn198d
November 25th 2005


158 Comments


this CD pwned when i was 14

innerdark
November 25th 2005


749 Comments


what other cd goes into the subject of animal "lovers"?



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