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Blink 182 are just a bad version of Green Day
on 8 July 2001
American pop-punksters, Blink 182, specialise in puerile humour, toilet jokes and loserdom. This latest single, taken from the new album, Take Off Your Pants And Jacket, is more of the same. The Rock Show, doesn't deviate from the pop-punk blueprint one iota, everything's in place, from the crashing power chords, harmonious middle eight and loser in love teen angst lyrics. This has been done a million times before, and better. It's a catchy single, but it's not enough and just suffers from over familiarity, ending up sounding lazy and contrived. The live version of Alien's Exist is even more of the same, with its US frat boy humour that's neither funny, clever or interesting. All in all, you've heard this all before and done better, Blink 182 are just a bad version of Green Day and this is just a lazy and throwaway pop punk song that has nothing to say.