Take Off Your Pants and Jacket

Take Off Your Pants and Jacket

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by blink-182
     
 

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Despite the fact that no porn stars grace the cover of Take Off Your Pants & Jacket, don't think for a minute that Blink 182 have abandoned writing about sex, toilet humor, and the kinds of awkward social moments familiar to every teenager. With plenty of pop-punk hooks and choppy guitar riffs in their arsenal, Mark, Tom, and Travis pick up where they left offSee more details below

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Despite the fact that no porn stars grace the cover of Take Off Your Pants & Jacket, don't think for a minute that Blink 182 have abandoned writing about sex, toilet humor, and the kinds of awkward social moments familiar to every teenager. With plenty of pop-punk hooks and choppy guitar riffs in their arsenal, Mark, Tom, and Travis pick up where they left off on Enema of the State, opening with the generational diatribe "Anthem Part II." From here this goofy trio taps into the ups and downs of adolescent angst, including the pain of unrequited infatuation ("Story of a Lonely Boy"), divorce ("Stay Together for the Kids"), and the feeling of being an outsider amid high school's vicious social tribes ("Give Me One Good Reason"). Blink's knack for delivering four-on-the-floor tempos and catchy sing-along choruses keeps things from getting too weighty, and the band's flip attitude makes for plenty of funny moments, from a 40-second, punk-fueled flip-off of an ex-girlfriend ("Happy Holidays, You Bastard") to a dissection of the terrors and insecurities associated with early courtship ("First Date"). Blink 182's combination of pop smarts and endearing vulnerability dispels any notion that they're only capable of being the Adam Sandlers of punk rock.

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All Music Guide - Darren Ratner
Not too much has changed since we last left blink-182. You might hear the same snap, crackle, and pop that the trio has prided themselves on for almost ten years. There's even the continual cabbage-patch screech of Tom Delonge and support for rampant teen angst. But five albums later, these San Diego natives grab their rosy-cheek punkadelics and add a bit more of a flamboyant, passionate maturation on Take off Your Pants and Jacket. When Enema of the State leaped onto the charts in 1999, the lyrical direction was 90 percent party-boy mentality, leaving little room for traces of a growth spurt. And while we're still feeling the continual back-drip of tracks from Enema, the fresh plethora of tunes from these rambunctious Toys-R-Us rockers have more purpose than ever. With a fight-for-your-right joviality that's often irresistible, songs like "Anthem Part 2" and "Stay Together for the Kids" house a indomitable school-kid voice where a surging vapor of knockout speed chords meet wrecking-ball percussion. The meanings are bucketed and spilled, with lines like "If we're f*cked up/You're to blame" ("Anthem Part 2"). And forget about escaping lyrics such as, "I'll never talk to you again/Unless your dad 'ill suck me off," which stems from the hilarious, almost brilliant 42-second clash called "Happy Holidays, You Bastard." "First Date" and "Roller Coaster" are only a couple of their tunes that act as therapy for post-pubescent dilemma, also present on previous efforts like Enema and Dude Ranch. Each song about the rotten girlfriend or unhip parent speaks loud and often to the 2000 MTV generation. Nevertheless, the dumped-in-the-amusement-park tone and lyrical progression are sharp, if not entertaining. The band's stint on the Vans Warped Tour, with veteran punksters such as Pennywise and Rancid, has become a supreme outlet for blink-182. Take off Your Pants is one of their finest works to date, with almost every track sporting a commanding articulation and new-school punk sounds. They've definitely put a big-time notch in the win column.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/12/2001
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811262723
catalogNumber:
112627
Rank:
5485

Tracks

  1. Anthem, Pt. 2  -  blink-182
  2. Online Songs  -  blink-182
  3. First Date  -  blink-182
  4. Happy Holidays, You Bastard  -  blink-182
  5. Story of a Lonely Guy  -  blink-182
  6. The Rock Show  -  blink-182
  7. Stay Together for the Kids  -  blink-182
  8. Roller Coaster  -  blink-182
  9. Reckless Abandon  -  blink-182
  10. Everytime I Look for You  -  blink-182
  11. Give Me One Good Reason  -  blink-182
  12. Shut Up  -  blink-182
  13. Please Take Me Home  -  blink-182
  14. [Untitled Track]  -  blink-182
  15. [Untitled Track]  -  blink-182

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