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Box Car Racer

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The record was the only studio effort the trio produced together, and was recorded over the course of six weeks in late 2001. He eventually settled on the name Box Car Racer, which was actually the name of a band Barker was in just after high school that DeLonge liked. The music video for that song was inspired by the film 1989 , and was directed by Alexander Kosta. The record is primarily based on DeLonge's influences, such as and. Though DeLonge would joke around at shows, as he would with Blink-182, the mood was much different. Finally, we have a pop band that is attempting to take advantage of the potential of its instruments.

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It seems to re-affirm the band's roots while proving that they are capable of more than the by-the-numbers approach of Blink. I was glad to have done it, and I was glad that he asked. This could certainly be called a good thing, because it would be pointless for Tom to make a record that sounded exactly like or similar to Blink-182. In 2006, the album was certified gold in Canada for shipments of 50,000 copies. One thing that I was very pleased with on this album was that Tom broadened his lyrical horizons.

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Produced by , the album was released May 21, 2002 through. The band consisted of David Kennedy, Anthony Celestino, and Travis Barker. DeLonge had previously been derisive of any other styles of music, but soon embraced acts like , , , and. Stylically, reviewers variously dubbed the album , , , , and. Both videos, as well as bonus footage, were included on a self-titled , which was released November 2002. Tom DeLonge conceived the project during a break from touring. It's not about anything but the music itself.

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But for DeLonge, it just sounds like he's lost searching for his other half. Political songs are a hit or miss thing. The sessions were particularly difficult for DeLonge, who suffered chronic back pain. When this album was released in 2002, the trend in the musical world was and still is, to a degree writing political songs. It contributed to the band's 2005 breakup. Sessions commenced quickly, with producer having sent one whole load of equipment to Signature ahead of his arrival. Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums.

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BoxCar Racer

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My First Punk Song is one minute of pure annoyance. Barker completed his drum tracks in one day at two recording facilities in prior to the Signature sessions. The album was conceived as an experiment of sorts; as such, the band dissolved after the tour. Overall, Boxcar Racer is much better than Angels and Airwaves, but not quite up to the standard of Blink-182. Blink-182 bassist —the only member of that band not involved in the project—felt betrayed over his lack of inclusion, which evolved into tensions between him and DeLonge. On the other hand, there's no reason this couldn't have been a Blink-182 album. The album debuted on the at number 12 on May 30, 2002, selling 65,000 copies in its first week.

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But I sang on the track because, at the heart of it, Tom and Travis are my friends. To play songs and have them showcased to where it represents what this kind of music is all about is a welcome experience. He began writing songs about the end of the world, and connected it thematically with the biblical and. Hoppus was interested in being a part of the record, but DeLonge did not want it to turn into a Blink-182 album. Barker, in his 2015 memoir Can I Say, maintains that he asked DeLonge if they should use the riffs for a new Blink album. Regardless, Hoppus felt betrayed and unresolved tension dogged the band until their 2005 breakup. Drummer Travis Barker, whose interest in post-hardcore music helped develop the album.

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