Mark, Tom and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back)

Mark, Tom and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back)

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by blink-182
     
 

Since the release of their mega-hit album Enema of the State, Blink 182 have become a staple of MTV and graced the covers of both Rolling Stone and Teen People. But parents looking for holiday gifts for their pre-teen skate rats might want to think carefully before picking up Blink 182's live disc, The Mark,See more details below

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Since the release of their mega-hit album Enema of the State, Blink 182 have become a staple of MTV and graced the covers of both Rolling Stone and Teen People. But parents looking for holiday gifts for their pre-teen skate rats might want to think carefully before picking up Blink 182's live disc, The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show. Not that the record isn't one of the tightest and most exuberant concert recordings in recent memory. Not that the band's music isn't inescapably infectious -- heavy enough for quality headbanging, yet melodic enough to hum in the shower. It's the band's potty-mouthed humor that some might take exception to. Blink 182's copious between-song banter is bluer than Sam Kinison, less politically correct than Bill Maher, and -- to their fans, anyway -- funnier than South Park; it's the missing link between the group's upbeat, turbo-charged pop-punk and their insistence on streaking in their videos and placing porn star Janine on the cover of Enema of the State. If you're able to overlook their jokes' controversial themes -- homosexuality, incest, animalism, herpes, and ca-ca -- there's plenty to enjoy in the yuksters' Bad Religion-meets-Descendents songcraft and clever, self-deprecating lyrics. Occasionally, as on the suicide ballad "Adam's Song," the band even reach a level of poignancy. But songs such as the 28-second "Family Reunion," which consists wholly of the lyrics "Shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, mother-fucker, tits, fart, turd, and twat," are really more representative of Blink 182's juvenile raison d'être.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Power punk funny guys blink-182 capture their witty stage presence on the limited-edition release The Mark, Tom and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back). Celebrating the quick success of their major-label debut, 1999's Enema of the State, The Mark, Tom and Travis Show showcases playful live cuts and previously unreleased tracks and, in keeping with blink-182's punk revivalism, the album is only available from the time of release and January 2001. The Mark, Tom and Travis Show is indeed a real rock show and catches blink-182's shameless personalities and childlike giggling about oral sex, dog semen, and masturbation. But that's what makes blink-182 popular: the band's ability to not care about anything is a carefree look for the pop kids buying its records. The bandmembers' immaturity is harmless and fans love it. The quick guitar riffs and swirling percussion are intact, and guitarist Tom DeLonge's hyperactive retaliations against the audience are merely an act for the sake of being cool. DeLonge and bassist Mark Hoppus are even funnier with their on-stage brotherly love affair. It's high-speed energy at it's finest, probably the cheekiest punk rock stake since Green Day's "Longview." And in the midst of teen pop mediocrity and post-grunge rollickers, it's good to see a band such as blink-182 enjoying its time on top of the world.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2000
Label:
Universal I.S.
UPC:
0008811237929
catalogNumber:
1123792
Rank:
5232

Tracks

  1. Dumpweed  -  blink-182
  2. Don't Leave Me  -  blink-182
  3. Aliens Exist  -  blink-182
  4. Family Reunion  -  blink-182
  5. Going Away to College  -  blink-182
  6. What's My Age Again?  -  blink-182
  7. Rich Lips  -  blink-182
  8. Blow Job  -  blink-182
  9. [Untitled]  -  blink-182
  10. Voyeur  -  blink-182
  11. Pathetic  -  blink-182
  12. Adam's Song  -  blink-182
  13. Peggy Sue  -  blink-182
  14. Wendy Clear  -  blink-182
  15. Carousel  -  blink-182
  16. All the Small Things  -  blink-182
  17. Mutt  -  blink-182
  18. The Country Song  -  blink-182
  19. Dammit  -  blink-182
  20. Man Overboard  -  blink-182
  21. [Untitled Track]  -  blink-182
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